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1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2007  
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2006 General Social Survey2006 GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY


Among the many aspects of life that are important to human wellbeing are good health, good family relationships within and across households, and engagement with wider social networks. Good educational opportunities and outcomes, suitable employment, a decent income and freedom from financial stress, a decent and affordable place to live, feeling safe and secure, and having access to suitable transport are further contributors to wellbeing.

The General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4159.0) presents a picture of all of these aspects of living, and how they compare for groups with different circumstances. Information on income, assets and liabilities and financial stress are available, along with other types of stressors, health and disability, a range of information about the conditions of employment, education and training, internet use and housing information.
Selected Housing Costs ($)


NSW
Vic
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
NT(a)
ACT
All
Persons

Mean mortgage payments per week
366
301
304
251
289
209
325
319
314
Median mortgage payments per week
310
253
276
210
250
184
299
300
275
Mean rent payments per week
220
186
206
152
171
135
185
243
198
Median rent payments per week
200
178
200
150
165
125
180
258
184

Source: General Social Survey, Summary Results, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4159.0)


General Social Survey, New South Wales, 2006 (cat. no. 4159.1.55.001) provides state versions of data from the summary publication.

General Social Survey: User Guide, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4159.0.55.002) provides information about the conduct and quality of the survey, and a guide for researchers using the confidentialised unit record files. Spreadsheets with data item lists are attached to this product.

Consider the value you could obtain from a confidentialised unit record file to carry out your own tailored research on this exciting new dataset, which addresses many challenging issues of our times. The basic version on a CD ROM, or through the online Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the expanded version on the RADL can be purchased individually at $1,320 each, or bundled together at the discounted price of $1,980.

For further information contact Elisabeth Davis on (02) 6252 7880 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.


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