3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Apr 2011  
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SELECTED RELEASES

Australian Social Trends, Mar 2011 (cat. no. 4102.0)
This publication presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of social issues. Summary tables include data for key social indicators, providing an overview of social change over the past decade as well as how social conditions differ across Australian states and territories. A set of international tables compare Australia with 17 other nations. New articles are released quarterly.

Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2010 (cat. no. 3101.0)
Released quarterly, this publication provides estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. It includes: the most recent estimates of population in five-year age groups; numbers of births, deaths, infant deaths; interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables are available for download. It also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia. The September release contains an article about temporary migrants, which may be of interest: Australia's Recent Temporary Migrants - Who, How, Where and Why.


Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2011 (cat. no. 3401.0)
This publication provides a summary of monthly data by category of movement. For visitors arriving and residents departing short term, the intended length of stay, main purpose of journey, principal destination (departures) or country of usual residence (arrivals) and state and territory in which most time was spent. For settler arrivals -- region of birth.

Demography News, Feb 2011 (cat. no. 3106.0)
This newsletter provides information about the latest demographic research and analysis being undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Australian Statistical Geography Standard (cat. no. 3218.0)
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) will be replacing (in July 2011) the Australian Statistical Geography Classification (ASGC) as the nation's official statistical geography. The ASGS provides more stable, consistent and meaningful areas and will become the essential reference for understanding and interpreting the geographical context of ABS statistics.

General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006: (cat. no. 4159.0)
The General Social Survey (GSS) was first conducted in 2002 and is intended to be repeated at regular intervals (currently four-yearly). The most recent iteration is the 2010 GSS and is expected to be released on the 27 September this year. The GSS brings together a wide range of information to enable it to be linked across areas of social concern. The GSS contains information on a wide variety of topics, which can be cross classified by a number of data items pertaining to migrant statistics.

Information Paper: A Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy, 2010 (cat. no. 1500.0)
This paper outlines the importance of evidence based decision making and acts as a guide for using statistics with this in mind.