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1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Jun 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/06/2006   
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Australian Social Trends, 2006 (cat. no. 4102.0) is due to be released on 20 July. This 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 nine chapters including population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources and housing as well as another chapter covering other areas of concern such as crime and justice and the environment. The summary tables at the beginning of each chapter show at a glance changes that have taken place at a national level over a decade, and differences across states and territories for the most recent year. Australian Social Trends on the ABS web site will also contain state and territory data for a ten year period in spreadsheet format.

For further information contact the Director of Social Analysis and Reporting via, or the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email

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