1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2007  
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Image: Ian Ewing, Regional Director, ABS NSW

Welcome to the September edition of Statistics News NSW.

This edition highlights the second stage release of the 2006 Census which will occur progressively from October to December 2007, and a series of recently released ABS publications, which are all rich sources of socioeconomic data on NSW, as well other states and territories:

Variables in the second release of the 2006 Census include: labour force status, occupation, education and qualification attainment, and method of travel to work. The NSW Office is offering free online information sessions on 2006 Census data and tools for business, government, academic, and community agencies, contact Amanda Biltoft on (02) 9268 4642.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is reviewing the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), and a proposal for a new Australian Statistical Geography is detailed in: Review of the Australian Standard Geographic Classification, 2007 (cat. no. 1216.0.55.001). Comments are invited on the paper and can be submitted by Friday 5 October 2007.

Lastly, I would also like to draw your attention to the following useful new resources now available:

NSW Statistics News provides an overview of significant statistical releases in NSW. We offer a range of services to better inform your decision making. Contact us here at ABS NSW.