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STATISTICS NEWS NSW
2011 CENSUS ENGAGEMENT
To assist informed decision making by providing the best possible Census counts, the ABS is seeking the advice and support of community and government organisations in preparing for the 2011 Census.
We are looking to work with organisations which benefit from the Census, and can advise and/or assist us with initiatives to
We are approaching local governments, federal and state agencies, and non-government organisations.
If you're interested in taking part in this program please contact Paul Roper, NSW Census Engagement Manager, on (02) 9268 4219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE INFORMATION AND TRAINING
Many policy makers, researchers and marketers are not aware of the amazing amount of data that you can get for free from the ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing.
We are offering free online information sessions in the use of our powerful Census data and tools. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the type of Census data available and how you can use it to increase understanding about your clients, customers, or stakeholders, including geographic areas of interest.
For more information about free 2006 Census training please contact Amanda Biltoft, National Account Manager ABS on (02) 9268 4642 or email email@example.com.
Information sessions covering existing online data are available only in NSW for groups of 5 and over, for a minimum duration of 30 minutes and maximum of 2 hours.
ABS RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN
On 10 November 2008, the ABS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched. The RAP seeks to improve the ABS' commitments to respect and serve Indigenous Australian communities through organisation commitment and community action. The RAP enhances the existing Indigenous Community Engagement Strategy (ICES). ICES was developed to assist in fulfilling the ABS principle of ensuring that its statistics could be easily accessed and used by all Australians, and to create equal opportunity of access for all users.
It was recognised that the ABS needed to build a stronger relationship with the Australian Indigenous community as a whole, and to return information in meaningful ways to individual Indigenous communities and organisations. The project will focus on provision of information, raising statistical awareness and technical assistance. In July 2004 Indigenous Engagement Managers (IEMs) were employed in each ABS State and Territory Regional Office (7 in total). IEMs, with the assistance of the ABS National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (NCATSIS), work together to build stronger relationships between Australia's Indigenous Communities and the ABS.
Anne Freer is the ABS Indigenous Engagement Manager for NSW and the ACT. Anne is currently out and about working on Census Engagement, aiming to build relationships with Indigenous communities to improve our collection strategies and ensure we get the best Census data we can. As Anne points out, "the Census is a large part of our work in community engagement as the Census provides the small area community data that Indigenous communities find the most useful". She is always happy to help with any queries you may have when engaging with Indigenous Communities.
Anne can be contacted by phone at (02) 9268 4028 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
POPULATION ESTIMATE UPDATE
The lastest demographic statistics for Australia and each State and Territory were released by the ABS in December 2008. Estimates of the resident population up to 2006 are final, based on the results of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, while estimates from 2007 onwards are preliminary.
The preliminary estimated resident population of Australia at 30 June 2008 was 21,374,000 persons, an increase of 359,000 persons since 2007. The preliminary estimated resident population for NSW as at 30 June 2008 was 6,967,2000, an increase of nearly 80,000 since June 2007.
For more information, please see the following publications:
Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2008 (cat. no.3201.0)
Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2008 (cat. no. 3101.0)
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