Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.6.55.001 - Tasmanian Statistical News, Dec 2010
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ABS ASSISTANCE FOR THE TASMANIAN COST OF LIVING STRATEGY
WORLD STATISTICS DAY CELEBRATIONS AROUND AUSTRALIA
The inaugural World Statistics Day, which was initiated by the United Nations, was celebrated on 20 October 2010. Statistics seminars and gatherings were held around the country within the ABS and across the wider statistical community.
ABS Central Office hosted a seminar with guest speaker Professor Glenn Withers from Universities Australia talking about the importance of statistics for policy making.
Brian Pink, the Australian Statistician, released:
ABS State Offices celebrated World Statistics Day by holding seminars and presentations which demonstrated the statistical achievements in the different Australian regions. An important feature of this unique day was the recognition and celebration of the core values of the ABS - service to the nation, professionalism and integrity, and the commitment to these values by all ABS staff in their daily work.
The Tasmanian Office celebrated the day by hosting a gathering of users and producers of statistics within the Tasmanian Government associated with the Tasmanian Statistical Advisory Committee (TSAC). The meeting concluded with a morning tea during which attendees had the opportunity to network and discuss their individual projects and interests.
World Statistics Day provided a great opportunity to engage with stakeholders and to thank the general community for their trust in ABS statistics and their commitment to making Australia better by providing information on their lives, households, businesses and community issues.
For further information regarding World Statistics Day visit UNSD website.
NATSTATS 2010 CONFERENCE
The NatStats 2010 Conference was held from 15-17 September 2010 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
The conference was very successful and attracted over 460 delegates, 54 presenters and 14 exhibitors both representing users and providers of data from government, business, the media, academia and the wider community.
The overall theme for NatStats 2010: "Measuring what counts: economic development, well-being and progress in 21st century Australia", explored drivers of economic and related social change that are shaping Australia's future development.
One of the key outcomes of the Conference was the development of a set of conference recommendations - broad, strategic objectives that will assist in setting directions for shaping a future statistical system that will be relevant and responsive to future challenges in Australia. The final recommendations were formally released on 20 October 2010, to celebrate World Statistics Day.
Please visit the NatStats 2010 Website to view the Conference Recommendations, speaker presentations and photos.
Brian Pink, ABS
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS
September release of Australian Social Trends
The ABS released the last edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) on 29 September 2010. The publication draws together a wide range of statistics from the ABS and other official sources to provide a picture of Australian society and how it is changing over time.
The edition featured six articles:
National and state Indicators
National and state indicators show a range of statistics covering different social areas both at a national as well as state and territory level. Released in September were health and economic resources indicators.
December 2010 release of Australian Social Trends
The next release of Australian Social Trends on 14 December 2010 will have articles focusing on housing, households and fertility. The national and state indicators to be released at the same time relate to work, family and community, housing and international comparisons.
The September 2010 edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) is available for free download from the ABS website, www.abs.gov.au.
NEW RELEASE - BIRTHS, AUSTRALIA, 2009 (CAT. NO. 3301.0)
Parents in Tasmania are amongst Australia's youngest
There were 6,600 births registered to women living in Tasmania in 2009, approximately 2% less than in 2008 (6,800).
In 2009, the median age of Tasmanian women who gave birth was 29.1 years, while the median age of fathers (where age was known) was 31.7 years. These were both lower than the median ages recorded for Australia, and were the second youngest of all the states and territories (the Northern Territory recorded the youngest median ages).
As well as being younger, Tasmanian parents are less likely to be married at the time of the birth than in other states and territories. In 2009, Tasmania recorded the second highest proportion of babies born into ex-nuptial relationships (51%), following the Northern Territory (63%). Of these ex-nuptial births, only 6% were registered without acknowledgment from the father, however the number of ex-nuptial births may be understated due to the inclusion of birth notifications (see paragraphs 31 to 33 of the Explanatory Notes in Births Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3301.0) for more information).
Tasmania recorded the highest total fertility rate (TFR) of all the states and territories in 2009, at 2.18 babies per woman. This was a decrease from the TFR of 2.24 babies per woman recorded for births registered during 2008. Over the past decade, the TFR for Tasmanian women has consistently been above the TFR for Australia.
Tasmanian women aged 25–29 years experienced the highest fertility rate of all age groups in 2009, with 130 babies per 1,000 women, while women aged 30–34 years recorded the highest fertility rate in all other states and territories in Australia. Tasmania also recorded the second highest teenage fertility rate for women aged 15–19 years, at 27.1 babies per 1,000 women, following the Northern Territory at 48.0 babies per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years. The teenage fertility rate for Australia was 16.7 babies per 1,000 women in 2009.
More details on births in Australia and the states and territories are available in Births, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3301.0).
Regional data will also be available from 9 December 2010.NEW RELEASE - DEATHS, AUSTRALIA, 2009 (CAT. NO. 3302.0)
There were 4,200 deaths registered in Tasmania in 2009 (2,100 for both sexes). This is a slight decrease (0.7%) from the number of deaths registered in 2008.
In 2009, Tasmania had a standardised death rate (SDR) of 6.7 deaths per 1,000 standard population which was the second highest recorded of all the states and territories. The SDR for Australia was 5.7 deaths per 1,000 standard population (Note: The standardised death rate removes the effect of different age structures in different populations).
The median age at death for Tasmania has increased over the past ten years. In 1999, the median age at death was 77.8 years, 3 years younger than the median age at death in 2009 (80.3 years). In 2009, Australia recorded a median age at death of 80.8 years.
The infant mortality rate (IMR) in Tasmania was the third lowest in Australia, with 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2009. The lowest IMRs were recorded in Western Australia (3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births) and the Australian Capital Territory (3.5 deaths per 1,000 live births). Australia recorded an IMR of 4.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
More information on deaths in Tasmania, other states and territories and Australia can be found in Deaths, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3302.0).
NEW RELEASE - ESTIMATES OF PERSONAL INCOME FOR SMALL AREAS, TIME SERIES, 2003-04 to 2007-08 (CAT. NO. 6524.0.55.002)
This publication, released on 14 September 2010, presents selected data on estimates of personal income for the years 2003-2004 to 2007-2008. The publication analyses changes in total income and average income by income source.
These data include income from:
The data provides insights into the value of the various sources of income in regional economies. The publication's main features present an overview of the sources of personal income for Australia, highlighting some of the variations in growth rates. Data is presented on a range of geographical levels.
The publication shows that while people living in Hobart earn the highest average incomes in Tasmania, 6 of the top 10 high income regions are located outside the State's capital.
The Statistical Local Area (SLA) of Hobart - Remainder recorded an average total income of $47,389 in 2007-08, followed by Hobart - Inner ($46,051). West Coast ($43,377) and Launceston - Inner ($40,026) recorded the next highest average incomes. Kingborough - Part A, in the Greater Hobart area, rounded out the top five ($39,786).
Other SLAs to record average total incomes higher than the State average ($37,718) included Meander Valley - Part A ($39,329), Clarence ($39,070) and Burnie - Part A ($38,369).
More information can be found in Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2007-08 (cat. no. 6524.0.55.002).
NEW RELEASE - WAGE AND SALARY EARNER STATISTICS FOR SMALL AREAS, TIME SERIES, 2003-04 to 2007-08 (CAT. NO. 5673.0.55.003)
The latest edition of Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas, Time Series, 2003-04 to 2007-08 (cat. no. 5673.0.55.003) was released on 6 October 2010. The publication looks at geographical variations in Wages and salaries and the characteristics of wage and salary earners such as age, sex and occupation. In this release, data are presented for the years 2003-04 to 2007-08 on a range of geographic levels. This product contains a main features which illustrates how the data can be used to explore the characteristics of regions at the small area level. A summary of key findings for each state and territory is also provided.
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