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1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/11/2009   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 19 February 2010
March 2010 12 May 2010



NOTE

State and Regional Indicators, Victoria provides a summary of statistical information for Victoria at the state and/or regional level. Included in each chapter is commentary on statistical highlights which provides analysis and graphs on selected indicators.

The statistics presented in this issue are the latest available as at 28 October 2009. Merchandise imports and exports data in the publication are presented on a common reference period. Imports data for September 2009 were available at this date, but they have not been included as exports data for that period were not yet available.

Please address feedback to:
      Post: Manager, Economic and Regional Statistics
      Statistical Coordination Branch
      Australian Bureau of Statistics
      PO Box 2796Y
      Melbourne Vic 3001
      Email: <victoria.statistics@abs.gov.au>
      Fax: (03) 9615 7002


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

State and Regional Indicators, Victoria is released on a quarterly basis with chapters updated when new data are available. Chapters and tables are only included when new data are available, so the number of chapters and tables may vary between issues.

A new chapter in this issue is Crime.

The table 'Condition of VicRoads Network, By Local Government Area - 2007-08' was expected to be published in this issue of the publication. The data are not yet available, and it is now expected that the table will be published in the December quarter 2009 release.


REVIEW OF DISSEMINATION STRATEGY

The Victorian Statistical Coordination Branch is reviewing the dissemination strategy for both State and Regional Indicators, Victoria and the newsletter Statistics Victoria (cat. no. 1100.2). Over the coming months, the review will consider the purpose, intended audience, content, scope, structure, format, delivery mediums, method of release, timing, production processes and resources for the two publications. It will explore options and propose new solutions for the dissemination of state and regional statistics for Victoria that are more cost effective to produce, and more relevant to clients. The review will take advantage of the changed ABS web environment to address user requirements. During the review, State and Regional Indicators, Victoria will continue in a quarterly web-based e-magazine format.

The review is at the stage of user consultation. As part of the consultations, an e-survey is included as part of this release of State and Regional Indicators, Victoria. The ABS would appreciate the assistance of users in providing feedback on the publication. You are invited to complete the short survey by accessing the link on the left navigator pane by 27 November 2009. Key users are also being consulted separately to ensure they have an opportunity to provide feedback.

Comments and feedback on the publication are welcome at any time via the contact details listed above.


EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes in the form found in other ABS publications are not included in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria. For detailed information on the statistics, users are directed to the Explanatory notes contained in related ABS publications.

Users are advised that small area estimates presented in this publication should be used with care.

Due to rounding, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Steve Gelsi on Melbourne (03) 9615 7590.


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