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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, July 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/07/2013   
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Same-sex couples
This article looks at same-sex couples in Australia, including who they are, what work (and housework) they do, and favourite suburbs to live in.
Podcast - Episode 14:
Duration: 9:38 min, filesize: 9.16 MB,
updated monthly, download transcript
Hitting the books: Characteristics of higher education students
Who are our Higher Education students? This article looks at what students enrolled at tertiary institutes are like.
Podcast - Episode 15:
Duration: 9:40 min, filesize: 9.27 MB,
updated monthly, download transcript

Spending patterns of couple families
This article explores the way spending patterns for Australian couples change as they have children and grow older, and also how the patterns have changed over the past thirty years.

Car nation
This article looks at Australian ownership and use of passenger vehicles, including how many of us drive to work and study and how many take public transport, and which cities have the highest rates of use and ownership.
AST has changed...

From January 2013, AST has reduced the number of releases per year from four to three. PDF versions of AST articles are no longer available, but you can print the web pages using the print tools at the top of the page.

AST Indicators are also no longer updated, but similar information will be available via the Topics @ a Glance pages.

Download the LATEST Australian Social Trends indicators below:

Previously, Australian Social Trends included national and state summary indicator sets across several broad areas of social concern. However, from February 2013, these indicators were no longer produced. Similar information will be available via the Topics @ a Glance pages.
June 2012
- Education and training
- Other areas of social concern

September 2012
- Health
- Population
- International comparisons
December 2012
- Family and community
- Housing
- Economic resources
February 2013
- Work

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