SELECTED RECENT RELEASES
23/02/2010 Underemployed Workers, Australia, Sep 2009 (ABS cat. no. 6265.0)
Provides information on visible underemployment. Persons who worked less than 35 hours in the week prior to the survey who would have preferred to work more hours were asked about whether they were looking for work with more hours, available to start work with more hours, and their experience in looking for work with more hours. Other information includes, the duration of the current period of insufficient work, and the number of extra hours preferred. Estimates can be cross-classified by labour force demographics such as State, sex, age, marital status and birthplace.
18/02/2010 Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2008-09 (ABS cat. no. 4530.0)
First issue. Contains summary data on feelings of personal safety, and whether a victim of assault, threatened assault, personal robbery, household break-in, attempted break-in, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle, other theft, malicious property damage, or sexual assault in the 12 months prior to the interview. Provides information on the most recent incident, including whether it was reported to the police. Data are classified by demographic characteristics.
04/02/2010 Information Paper: Reinstatement of Job Vacancies Survey, Nov 2009 (ABS cat. no. 6354.0.55.001)
This information paper describes changes to Job Vacancies statistics, as a result of the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS) being suspended during 2008-09 and reinstated for the November 2009 survey.
04/02/2010 Building Approvals, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8731.0)
Provides the number and value of dwelling units approved by sector (public/private) and by state, number and value of new other residential dwelling units approved by type of building, and the number and value of non-residential building jobs approved by type of building (i.e. by function such as 'retail and wholesale trade', 'offices') and value ranges. State data includes the number of private sector houses approved; number and value of new other residential dwellings by type of building such as flats, units or apartments in a building of one or two storeys; number and value of non-residential building jobs by type of building and sector; and for Capital City Statistical Divisions, the total number of dwelling units approved broken down by Houses, Other Dwellings and Total Dwelling Units. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates by state are included for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved. The quarterly value of building approved is shown in chain volume measure terms.
04/02/2010 Retail Trade, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8501.0)
Contains monthly estimates of turnover for retail establishments. Trend, seasonally adjusted and original estimates are included for industry groups and states and Australia in current price terms. More detailed current price data classified by state and industry are available from the downloads tab on the ABS website
28/01/2010 Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, Jan 2010 (ABS cat. no. 4613.0)
This is the 5th edition in a series that presents a broad selection of environmental statistics and information on topical environmental issues. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics and statistics from other official sources, Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends describes major aspects of Australia’s environment and how these are changing over time. It is designed to assist and encourage informed decision-making, and to meet the information needs of a general readership. The material is organised into two main parts. The first part explores an issue of major environmental concern, and the issue chosen for the 2010 edition is climate change. The second part covers major trends of relevance to the environment, included under five broad headings: population and urban, human activities, atmosphere, water and landscape. The opportunity has been taken to use the most recently available data to update analysis of topics examined in previous editions. The publication does not aim to present data on all environmental issues and other topics may be covered in future editions.
20/01/2010 Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2009 (ABS cat. no. 8752.0)
Presents building activity statistics, for each state and territory, and for private and public sectors for Australia. Includes number of dwelling units commenced and completed and value of building work commenced, completed, done and yet to be done, all by state and territory. Information is provided for new residential buildings (houses and other residential), alterations and additions to residential buildings and non-residential buildings by type of building (e.g. offices, warehouses, accommodation, etc.). In addition, many series are shown in seasonally adjusted and trend terms, while the value of building work commenced and done is also shown in chain volume measures terms. It includes more comprehensive and updated information to that contained in ABS cat. nos. 8755.0 and 8750.0.
14/01/2010 Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2009 (ABS cat. no. 8762.0)
Contains value of engineering construction work done, commenced and yet to be done, classified by state or territory, commodity (roads, bridges, pipelines etc), sector (public/private) undertaking the work, and sector for whom the work is being done. Includes seasonally adjusted estimates of the value of work done by sector in both current prices and in chain volume measure terms. It includes more comprehensive and updated information to that contained in ABS cat. no. 8755.0.
22/12/2009 Australian National Accounts: State Accounts, 2008-09 (Reissue) (ABS cat. no. 5220.0)
Dissections of various national accounting aggregates by state and territory including gross state product using the expenditure, production and income measures, household income, household final consumption expenditure, government final consumption expenditure, private gross fixed capital formation, public gross fixed capital formation, international trade in exports and imports of goods and services, state final demand, industry gross value added, total factor income by industry, compensation of employees, gross operating surplus and gross mixed income by industry, agricultural income, and various measures of household income. Data are presented in current price and chain volume measures.
10/12/2009 Historical Selected Agricultural Commodities, by State (1861 to Present), 2007-08 (ABS cat. no. 7124.0)
This publication contains estimates of agricultural production from 1861 to the present day. Area and production data is available for wheat, oats and barley. Livestock data, including the number of sheep, cattle (meat and milk) and pigs, are also available. All data is available for state/territory and national levels. The latest series of data added to this publication are preliminary estimates obtained from the 2008-09 Agricultural Survey.
09/12/2009 Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, Sep 2009 (ABS cat. no. 8412.0)
Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.
09/12/2009 Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2009 (ABS cat. no. 3201.0)
Estimates of population for each state and territory classified by sex and single years of age (0 - 84); also grouped ages, sex ratios, median and mean ages of the population.