RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
Country Matters: Social Atlas of Rural and Regional Australia (cat. no. 2049.0) is due for release in June 2003. Country Matters has been jointly produced by the Bureau of Rural Sciences and the ABS with funding support from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The publication focuses on Australia's non-metropolitan population at Statistical Local Area level. It contains maps illustrating key demographic/socio-economic characteristics and social aspects relevant to life in rural and regional Australia; comparisons between 1996 and 2001 Census data; and data from other sources including the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Family and Community Services and Centrelink. For more information contact James Tuhan on (02) 6252 6294, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.