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NSW in Focus is a contemporary record of activity within the state, providing a wide range of statistics from both ABS and non-ABS sources. The materials presented in this publication are organised into twelve chapters, representing areas of social or economic importance: population, family and community, health, education and training, work, household economic resources, housing, crime and justice, transport, economic activity, and the environment. At the beginning of each chapter a summary table presents a time series of key indicators, followed by more detailed statistics relating to issues identified within each topic. Data sources are provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter presents national and international comparisons.
A new chapter about work has been included in this edition, and provides an expanded analysis of labour force status and underutilisation, job mobility, skilled employment, and information about people not in the labour force. In addition, the selection of national and international indicators covering a range of topics has been included for comparative purposes.
Other changes of note include:
NSW in Focus is an easy to use reference for government agencies, universities, other education facilities, research organisations, businesses and the general community, and the ABS invites comments on the usefulness of the content and the indicators. The statistics contained in this publication were the most recent available at the time of its preparation. In some cases, the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au> and the web sites of other organisations, can provide access to more recent and detailed statistics. It is produced annually and is available free of charge from the ABS web site.
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