AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS
Australian Social Trends, 2007 (cat. no. 4102.0) was released on 7 August. This annual publication presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics, and statistics from other official sources, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time.
The material presented is organised into chapters on population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources and housing. There are also chapters covering other areas of social concern (such as the environment) and international comparisons.
There are summary tables and graphs at the beginning of each chapter. These show changes that have taken place at a national level over a decade and differences across states and territories for the most recent year. Data cubes are also available. The data cubes on population include information on the proportion of people born overseas, net overseas migration and data on settler arrivals, by state or territory.
The 2007 edition includes articles on:
In addition, articles relating to migrants and ethnicity related issues presented in earlier editions of Australian Social Trends can be found in the Cumulative list of articles
on the ABS website.