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Education and Work, Australia, May 2009

Deaths, Australia, 2008

Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2008

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2009

Prisoners in Australia, 2009

Perspectives on Sport, Dec 2009

Housing Mobility and Conditions, 2007-08

Environmental Issues: Waste Management and Transport Use, Mar 2009

Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 Mar 2009

Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables - Electronic Publication, 2005-06 Final

Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide, Dec 2009

Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2008 to June 2009

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Calendar Year, 2008 BPM6 issue

Historical Selected Agriculture Commodities, by State (1861 to Present), 2007-08

NatStats 2010 Conference

Census of Population and Housing: Nature and Content, 2011

CURF Microdata News, Nov 2009

Demography News, Nov 2009

Methodological News, December 2009

Age Matters, Nov 2009

Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2009

ABS Forward Work Program, 2009-10 to 2012-13

ABS Release Information

Queensland Theme Page



EDUCATION AND WORK, AUSTRALIA, MAY 2009

Education and Work, Australia, May 2009 (cat. no. 6227.0) was released on 24 November 2009. This publication presents information about the educational experience of persons aged 15-64 years, and persons aged 65-74 who are in the labour force or marginally attached to the labour force, especially in relation to their labour force status. Statistics in this publication were collected in May 2009 as a supplement to the ABS monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Information collected in the survey includes: labour force characteristics; participation in education in the year prior to the survey, and in the survey month; type of educational institution; level of education of current and previous study; highest year of school completed; level of highest non-school qualification; level of highest educational attainment; transition from education to work; enrolment experience; selected characteristics of apprentices and trainees; and unmet demand for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Selected results for Queensland include:

  • There were 494,600 persons aged 15-64 years enrolled in a course of study. The predominant age group was 15-19 years (203,100 persons) followed by 20-24 years (101,700 persons), with a steady decline in numbers with increasing age.
  • Of the 494,600 persons enrolled, 145,600 were employed full-time, 173,500 were employed part time, 25,500 were unemployed and 149,900 were not in the labour force.
  • Three out of ten (30%) Queenslanders reported their level of highest educational attainment as Year 11 or below and 22% reported Year 12. Additionally, 19% had a highest level of attainment of Bachelor Degree or above and 21% had a Certificate III or IV.



DEATHS, AUSTRALIA, 2008

Deaths, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3302.0) was released on 25 November 2009. This publication presents statistics on deaths and mortality for Australia, states and territories, and sub-state regions. Information on characteristics of the deceased include place of usual residence, age at death, sex, Indigenous status and country of birth. Information is also provided on infant deaths, life expectancy and death rates.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • Male deaths (14,462) registered in 2008 outnumbered female deaths (12,873), resulting in a sex ratio of 112.3 male deaths for every 100 female deaths. This ratio has decreased from 121.3 male deaths for every 100 female deaths in 1998. Since 1998, the numbers of male deaths have increased by 18% while female deaths have increased by 28%.
  • For deaths registered in 2008, the median age at death for usual residents of Queensland was 80.1 years. Females (83.4 years) recorded a higher median age at death than their male counterparts (77.0 years).
  • There were 308 infant deaths (deaths of children less than one year of age) of usual residents of Queensland registered in 2008. Males accounted for 56% of infant deaths resulting in a sex ratio of 129.9 male infant deaths for every 100 female infant deaths.
  • In 2008, there were 562 registered deaths of usual residents of Queensland where the deceased person was identified as being of Aboriginal origin, Torres Strait Islander origin or both.
  • In 2008, the median age at death for Indigenous males was 53.2 years while the median age at death for Indigenous females was 62.3 years.



CAUSES OF DEATH: DOCTOR CERTIFIED DEATHS, SUMMARY TABLES, 2008

Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2008 (cat. no. 3303.0.55.001) was released on 27 November 2009. This publication contains summary information relating to cause of death for those deaths certified by doctors. It should be noted that these data represent only a subset of all causes of death, and that the numbers presented here are not comprehensive. Doctor certified deaths account for around 89% of all deaths of usual residents of Queensland registered in 2008. The remainder are reported to, and certified by, a coroner.

Although what constitutes a reportable death varies across jurisdictions, they are generally reported in circumstances such as:
  • Where the person died unexpectedly and the cause of death is unknown;
  • Where the person died in a violent or unnatural manner;
  • Where the person died during, or as a result of, an anaesthetic;
  • Where the person was 'held in care' or in custody immediately before they died; and
  • Where the identity of the person who has died is unknown.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were 27,335 deaths of usual residents of Queensland registered in 2008, 3,122 were certified by coroners and 24,213 by doctors.
  • Diseases of the circulatory system caused 8,217 deaths, 3,654 males and 4,563 females. Neoplasms (cancers) caused 8,145 deaths certified by doctors, 4,759 males and 3,386 females. Diseases of the respiratory system was the third major killer, causing 1,994 deaths, 1,116 males and 878 females.



POPULATION BY AGE AND SEX, AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES, JUNE 2009

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2009 (cat. no. 3201.0) was released on 9 December 2009. This issue contains estimates of the resident population of Australian states and territories as at 30 June of each reference year from 1971 to 2009. Estimates up to 2006 are final, based on the results of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Estimates for June 2007 have been revised and estimates from June 2008 onwards are preliminary.

This publication contains a link to the animated population pyramids, which show the change of population distribution over time for Australia, states and territories.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • At 30 June 2009, Queensland's population was 4,406,800 persons comprising 2,203,700 males and 2,203,100 females. The median age of the Queensland population was 36.2 years.
  • Children (aged under 15 years) comprised 20% of Queensland population, the working age population (15-64 years) comprised 67% and the older population (aged 65 years and over) comprised 12%.



PRISONERS IN AUSTRALIA, 2009

Prisoners in Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4517.0) was released on 10 December 2009. This publication contains national information on prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions (including people on remand), imprisonment rates, most serious offence and sentence length. A range of information is also presented on prisoner characteristics (age, sex, Indigenous status) and on the type of prisoner (all prisoners, sentenced prisoners, and unsentenced prisoners (remandees).

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • At 30 June 2009, there were 5,667 prisoners, 5,251 males and 416 females. Indigenous persons made up 28% of the prisoners and 80% of all prisoners had been sentenced by a court. More than half (60%) had served prior prison sentences.
  • A most serious offence/charge is determined for each prisoner. The most prevalent offence/charge for prisoners was 'Acts intended to cause injury' (21%) followed by 'Sexual assault and related offences' (15%) and 'Unlawful entry with intent' (13%).
  • The age standardised rate of imprisonment for non-Indigenous persons was 128.5 per 100,000 adult population and for Indigenous persons it was 1,427.2 per 100,000 adult population (11.1 times the non-Indigenous rate).
  • The mean age of prisoners at June 2009 was 34.9 years and has been rising steadily since 1999 when it was 32.1 years. The median age, with half the prisoners older and half younger, was 32.8 at June 2009.
  • At June 2009, the mean sentence length was 53 months and the median sentence 36 months.
  • Of the 1,154 prisoners who had not been sentenced, 19% had been on remand for under 1 month and 14% for 1 year and over. The mean time on remand was 6.4 months and the median time, with half the prisoners over and half under, was 3.9 months.



PERSPECTIVES ON SPORT, DEC 2009

Perspectives on Sport, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 4156.0.55.001) was released on 4 December 2009. This publication provides users with articles that discuss issues relating to sport and sporting programs that are commonplace within the Australian political and media landscape. The articles aim to provide further informed commentary to assist those debating these major issues.

This is the third issue of Perspectives on Sport. Further releases will be irregular depending on issues that arise within the Australian political and media landscape. The articles included will change over time as more survey data are released or become available. In most cases the data presented will be current, however, it is recommended that users check for more recent releases.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In the 12 months to April 2009, 374,200 children (192,400 males and 181,800 females) aged 5-14 years participated in organised sport or organised dancing outside school hours. This represents a participation rate of 65% for males and 66% for females.



HOUSING MOBILITY AND CONDITIONS, 2007-08

Housing Mobility and Conditions, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4130.0.55.002) was released on 20 November 2009. This publication presents statistics compiled from the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) on Australian housing mobility and dwelling conditions. These data were collected in the 2007-08 SIH, in addition to the housing occupancy and costs information regularly collected in every SIH cycle and released in Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia (cat. no. 4130.0).

The ABS will collect information on additional housing topics in the SIH every six years. The topics selected for inclusion in the 2007-08 SIH were determined through extensive consultation with major users of housing statistics. A similar process is expected to be followed for the 2013-14 SIH, which will next include additional housing topics.

The selected housing topics include length of time in dwelling, number of times moved in last five years, reasons for moving, and characteristics of the previous dwelling occupied. They also include aspects of the dwelling occupied, such as any major structural problems, repairs and maintenance carried out in the past 12 months, and sources of energy and water. For first home buyers, data on home deposits paid and any monetary assistance received for the purchase are provided.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2007-08, 20% of reference persons had spent less than one year in their current dwelling and 14% had spent more than 20 years.
  • In the five years prior to interview, 49% of household reference persons did not move, 19% moved once, 10% moved twice and 20% moved three or more times.
  • The most common reason for moving house given by recent movers was purchased own dwelling (18%). Other reasons include lifestyle/other reasons (16%), wanted a bigger or better home (14%) and employment reasons (13%).
  • In 2007-08, most Queensland dwellings were reported to be in good condition, with 88% of households reporting no major structural problems. For those with problems, sinking/moving foundations were the most often reported (2.9% of all households). Other problems were cracks in walls/floors (2.6%), walls/windows out of plumb (2.5%) and major plumbing problems (1.9%).
  • Repairs and maintenance had been carried out on their current dwelling by 57% of households in the last 12 months.The most common repair was plumbing (32% of dwellings), followed by painting (23%) and electrical work (22%).
  • The use of electricity is almost universal in Queensland, with 99.9% of private dwellings connected. In 2007-08, households also used: LPG or bottled gas (22%), mains gas (11%), wood (6.0%) and solar energy (5.2%).
  • Mains water is the most common source of water for Queensland households. In 2007-08, 91% of Queensland households reported sourcing water from mains/town water supplies. Queensland households also used: rainwater tanks (29%), purchased bottled drinking water (8.0%) and water from bores or wells (5.7%).
  • A total of 21% of owners with a mortgage refinanced their loans in the two years before the survey. Of these, 34% were for renovations, 18% for other purchases, 18% for a better interest rate and 15% were for consolidation of debts.
  • A total of 67% of first home owners received the First Home Owners Grant., with 40% of first home owners using it as part of their deposit. Savings was also used as a source of funds for a home deposit by 73% of first home owners. The mean deposit size of first home owner households with a home deposit was $39,000 and their mean amount outstanding was $271,000.
  • In 2007-08, 82% of renters from Queensland housing authorities had indefinite tenure. In contrast, 32% of private renters had a lease of 6 months, 38% had a lease of 12 months, 6.5% were on a month by month arrangement, 4.7% had indefinite tenure and 16% had no formal lease or tenure.



ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORT USE

Environmental Issues: Waste Management and Transport Use, Mar 2009 (cat. no. 4602.0.55.002) was released on 20 November 2009. This publication presents information about domestic waste management, motor vehicle and bicycle ownership, and use of transport by Australian households. It covers a range of issues including waste recycling and reuse, disposal of hazardous waste materials, awareness and use of waste disposal or service facilities; the main form of transport used to get to work, full-time study and for day-to-day trips, use of public transport; motor vehicle ownership and servicing; and bicycle ownership.

The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Waste Management and Transport Use Survey, conducted throughout Australia in March 2009.

This publication replaces Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0).

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In March 2009, 97% of Queensland households recycled during the 12 months prior to interview. Queensland recorded a drop in waste reuse from 92% in 2006 to 87% in 2009.
  • The item recycled or reused by the most households in 2009 was paper, cardboard or newspapers (92%). Other commonly recycled or reused items by households included plastic bags (92%), plastic bottles (90%) and glass (88%). The least commonly recycled or reused item was kitchen or food waste (50%).
  • The most common reason for households not recycling waste was 'Does not use any or enough materials to warrant recycling/not appropriate' (95%). Around one in six households (16%) reported they were 'Not interested/too much effort' as a reason.
  • Household batteries was the most common hazardous waste item disposed of, with 71% of households disposing of this item during the 12 months to March 2009. Medicines, drugs or ointments (36%) were the second most commonly disposed hazardous waste item.
  • In March 2009, 95% of Queensland households had one or more registered motor vehicles kept at home, compared with 90% in 2000.
  • Just over half (53%) of households considered price a factor when purchasing a motor vehicle. The next highest factors considered were fuel economy/running costs (39%), type of vehicle (37%) and size of vehicle (32%). At 2.6%, environmental impact/exhaust emissions was the least considered factor when purchasing a vehicle.
  • Nearly half (48%) of all Queensland households had at least one working bicycle kept at their home in March 2009.
  • Of those people aged 18 years and over who usually travelled to work or full-time study, 63% reported travelling less than 20 kilometres to get to their place of work or full-time study.
  • There were 85% of people aged 18 years and over who usually travelled to work or full-time study who reported usually using a private motor vehicle to travel to work or full-time study, 9.1% took public transport, 3.2% walked and 1.4% cycled.
  • The most common reason given for choosing public transport to travel to work or full-time study was convenience, comfort and less stress (51%).
  • In March 2009, 30% of people indicated that their main reason for not using public transport was 'No service available at the right/convenient time'.



MOTOR VEHICLE CENSUS, AUSTRALIA, 31 MAR 2009

Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 Mar 2009 (cat. no. 9309.0) was released on 17 November 2009. This publication presents statistics relating to vehicles which were registered at 31 March 2009 with a motor vehicle registration authority. Motor vehicle registration statistics are compiled from data made available by various state and territory motor vehicle registration authorities and reflect the information as recorded in registration documents.

Estimates of the size and composition of the vehicle fleet were first published in 1921. However, it is only since 1971 that a Motor Vehicle Census (MVC) has been conducted on a more regular basis. The MVC has not been conducted in each and every year since 1971 and the census dates have varied over those years. Therefore, care should be taken when attempting to compare movements over the years.

Statistics are provided on vehicle types comprising passenger vehicles, campervans, light commercial vehicles, all types of trucks, buses and motorcycles.

Vehicle characteristic information includes make of vehicle, year of manufacture, type of fuel that the vehicle was registered as using, and Gross Vehicle Mass or Gross Combination Mass for trucks. The size of the motor vehicle fleet is also compared with the estimated resident population.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were 3,283,234 motor vehicles on register in Queensland in 2009, 72% of which were passenger vehicles.
  • In 2009 there were 750 motor vehicles on register per 1,000 population, including 539 passenger vehicles per 1,000 population.
  • The average age of vehicles on register in Queensland was 9.5 years. The vehicle type with the oldest average age in Queensland was campervans which averaged 14.8 years.
  • The number of vehicles on register in Queensland which were registered as using leaded petrol has been decreasing steadily. In 2004, 14% of registered vehicles reported using leaded petrol and by 2009 this had decreased to 4.8%. In contrast, the number of diesel powered vehicles has increased from 13% in 2002 to 17% in 2009.



AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACCOUNTS: INPUT-OUTPUT TABLES - ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION, 2005-06 FINAL

Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables - Electronic Publication, 2005-06 Final (cat. no. 5209.0.55.001) was released on 18 November 2009. Input-Output (I-O) tables are part of the Australian national accounts, complementing the quarterly and annual series of national income, expenditure and product aggregates. They provide detailed information about the supply and use of products in the Australian economy and about the structure of and inter-relationships between Australian industries.

This publication contains the final release of the input-output tables for 2005-06 and includes input by industry and output by product group; use of domestic production and imports by industry and final demand categories, and taxes and margins on supply by product (Tables 1-10, 19-20, 23-39).

The 2005-06 Input Output tables are the last ones to be produced on a 1993 Australian and New Zealand Industry Classification (ANZSIC93) and 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA93) basis.

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Rob Burnside on Canberra (02) 6252 6718, or email national.accounts@abs.gov.au.




LABOUR FORCE SURVEY STANDARD PRODUCTS AND DATA ITEM GUIDE, DEC 2009

Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 6103.0) was released on 4 December 2009.

The purpose of this publication is as a reference guide for users of Labour Force Survey data standard products, namely:


BARRIERS AND INCENTIVES TO LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION, AUSTRALIA. JULY 2008 TO JUNE 2009

Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2008 to June 2009 (cat. no. 6239.0) was released on 8 December 2009. This publication provides information about people who are 18 years and over who are unemployed, not in the labour force or worked less than 16 hours per week. Data from this survey are used to obtain a better understanding of the factors that influence people to join or leave the labour force. By knowing the barriers people have to wanting, finding or taking up (more) employment a range of incentives to labour force participation can be indirectly identified. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were 3.2 million people aged 18 years and over of which 1.2 million were not employed or worked less than 16 hours per week. This group comprised people not in the labour force (940,100), the unemployed (61,900) and people working less than 16 hours per week (149,900).
  • Of those 1.2 million people, 267,900 (or 23%) indicated that they would like a job or to work more hours. In addition to the 61,900 unemployed persons this group comprised 176,300 people who wanted a paid job but were not in the labour force and 29,700 people who usually worked less than 16 hours per week but wanted to work more.
  • Of the 267,900 people who wanted a job or preferred more hours, 119,800 were available to start within four weeks but were not actively looking for a job or more hours, 85,500 were available to start within four weeks and were actively looking for a job or more hours and 62,600 were not available to start work or work more hours within four weeks.



INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES BY COUNTRY, BY STATE AND BY DETAILED SERVICE CATEGORY, CALENDAR YEAR 2008 BPM6 ISSUE

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Calendar Year, 2008 BPM6 issue (cat. no. 5368.0.55.004) was released on 9 December. This publication contains data being released on a Balance of Payments Manual Edition 6 (BPM6) basis for the first time. All previous issues of these spreadsheets were on a BPM5 basis. The spreadsheets contain trade in services credits and debits data for: country and country groups by calendar years; calendar years by country and country groups; state by calendar years; calandar years by state; detailed services category by calendar years; detailed travel service by calendar years by country and country groups; and education related travel credits by calendar years by educational sector by type of expenditure. A full range of data is available from 2000.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2008, there were $9,255 million worth of service credits generated in international trade, the largest part being from travel (63%) and transport (22%). Personal travel generated $5,332 million and $2,107 million of this was education-related.
  • Service debits for 2008 totalled $7,968 million, 49% was spent in travel and 42% on transport. Personal travel accounted for $3,412 million and of this $153 million was education-related.



HISTORICAL SELECTED AGRICULTURE COMMODITIES, BY STATE (1861 TO PRESENT), 2007-08

Historical Selected Agriculture Commodities, by State (1861 to Present), 2007-08 (cat. no. 7124.0) was released on 10 December 2009. This publication contains a reduced range of area and production data in comparison to previous releases. Area and production data are available for wheat, oats and barley. Livestock data, including the number of sheep, cattle (meat and milk) and pigs are also available. The latest series of data added to this publication are preliminary estimates obtained from the 2008-09 Agricultural Survey.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • Wheat production was 1,781,200 tonnes from 893,000 hectares in 2009 and in 1909, production was 32,700 tonnes from 32,700 hectares.
  • Oats production was 6,800 tonnes from 7,400 hectares in 2009 and in 1909, production was 700 tonnes from 700 hectares.
  • Barley production was 154,800 tonnes from 82,500 hectares in 2009 and in 1909, production was 3,100 tonnes from 3,000 hectares.
  • The meat cattle herd was 11,605,700 in 2009 and the milk cattle herd was 154,000. Prior to 1964 a comparable breakdown into meat and milk cattle is not available. In 1964, the meat cattle herd was 6,184,00 and the milk cattle herd was 1,049,000.
  • The sheep flock was 4,100,400 in 2009 and in 1909 was 18,348,900.
  • The pig herd was 629,500 in 2009 and in 1909 was 124,700.






The Australian Bureau of Statistics will be hosting another NatStats conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour on 15-17 September 2010.

NatStats 2010 will build on the enthusiasm and passion generated by delegates at NatStats08 and aims to build stronger links with key stakeholders, strengthen the understanding of statistical issues within and across governments, and consolidate support for current and emerging statistical initiatives.

An exciting program is being developed and will address a range of issues regarding national statistics. If you would like to hear more about NatStats 2010 Conference, or have any suggestions, please contact Annette Hants on (02) 6252 6936 or email natstats@nss.gov.au.



CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING: NATURE AND CONTENT, 2011

Census of Population and Housing: Nature and Content, 2011 (cat. no. 2008.0) was released on 20 November 2009. This publication outlines the content of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing and the procedures to be followed in collecting, processing and releasing the data.

Australia's sixteenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held on 9 August 2011 and will mark the centenary of national Censuses in Australia. The first Census was held in 1911 and since 1961 a Census has been taken every 5 years, a frequency which is specified in the Census and Statistics Act 1905. The objective of the Census is to accurately measure the number and key characteristics of people in Australia on Census Night, and the dwellings in which they live. This provides a reliable basis for the estimation of the population of each of the states, territories and local government areas primarily for electoral purposes and the distribution of government funds. It also provides the characteristics of the population and its housing within small geographic areas and for small population groups. This supports the planning, administration, policy development and evaluation activities of governments and other users.




CURF MICRODATA NEWS, NOV 2009

CURF Microdata News, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 1104.0) was released on 27 November 2009. CURF Microdata News is aimed at informing new and current Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) Microdata users about issues and developments in the access to, and use of, CURF Microdata. The newsletter periodically covers topics such as available and forthcoming microdata releases, terms and conditions of access, responsible access to microdata and best practice tips, pricing, microdata research outputs, frequently asked questions, and information about applying for ABS CURF microdata.



DEMOGRAPHY NEWS, NOV 2009

Demography News, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 3106.0) was released on 1 December 2009. Demographic statistics provide measures of the Australian population, its size, growth, composition and geographic distribution, as well as the components that shape population change: births, deaths and migration.

This newsletter provides information about the latest demographic research and analysis being undertaken by the ABS.



METHODOLOGICAL NEWS, DEC 2009

Methodological News, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 1504.0) was released on 4 December 2009. The Methodological News is a quarterly information bulletin from the Methodology and Data Management Division. The newsletter features articles and developments in relation to work done with the division.



AGE MATTERS, NOV 2009

Age Matters, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 4914.0.55.001) was released on 4 December 2009. This publication is a newsletter about age related statistics. It includes topical articles and reviews of relevant ABS publications and highlights developments in statistics on the ageing population and other information of likely interest to ageing researchers and policy makers.

Interested readers are also invited to visit the Ageing theme page on the ABS website for links to ageing-relevant ABS datasets and other web sites.



CONSUMER PRICE INDEX: CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS, 2009

Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2009 (cat. no. 6461.0) was released on 10 December 2009. This publication contains a comprehensive description of the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) based on the 15th Series - what the index measures, the goods and services included in it, where the information on prices comes from, how the index is calculated, and how the statistics can be used. It also provides some insight into the kinds of problems the ABS encounters in compiling the CPI and explains how these are dealt with.

This Concepts, Sources and Methods publication is for those users who need a deep understanding of the CPI, and of the methods and techniques used to deal with the complex situations that arise in constructing price indexes across the spectrum of household consumer expenditure. For those interested in a straightforward and brief account of the main features of the CPI, the ABS publishes A Guide to the Consumer Price Index, 15th Series, 2005 (cat. no. 6440.0)



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Forward Work Program, 2009-10 to 2012-13 (cat. no. 1006.0) was released 30 September 2009. The ABS Forward Work Program (FWP) is produced annually and is one of the suite of ABS corporate publications.

The FWP provides background information about statistical and non-statistical programs across the ABS, their objectives and the outputs they produce. It includes details of past and current resource usage, and details developments in the work program for each of the statistical and non-statistical programs over the next three years. The FWP covers all programs in the ABS, across Central Office and all eight state and territory regional offices.




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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website provides the expected release details for all statistical products due for publication in the coming six months.

The web page 'Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months' is revised on the ABS website at the beginning of each month. This six-month forecasting is intended to keep clients informed about products and when they will become available.

All ABS core statistical and other statistical publications that usually have a catalogue number will be detailed as well as prominent non-statistical publications such as the ABS Annual Report and Australian Statistics Advisory Council Annual Report.

For further information please access the following link Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months.

Information on all ABS product releases can also be accessed from ABS Release Advice. This web page also provides links to Previous Releases, Releases Scheduled for the Next Six Months and Main Economic Indicator Releases.



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