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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2005   
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Presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues. The articles are organised into eight chapters, representing the following broad areas of interest: population; family and community; health; education and training; work; economic resources; and housing, as well as a chapter of articles covering other areas of social concern. Each chapter is supported by a set of summary tables including key social indicators which provide 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 also compares Australia with 17 other nations.

The style of the report is clear, focused and easy to read. Effective use is made of summary tables and graphics to highlight key information. The annual series, as it builds up over time, will provide an invaluable historical perspective of social change in Australia.
Australian Social Trends - 2005 edition out now


Australian Social Trends draws on a wide range of statistics from the ABS and other official sources to paint a picture of current conditions and trends in Australian society. This publication offers easy-to-read discussion on a range of topical issues in our ever-changing society.

With articles covering population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing
and many other areas of social interest, Australian Social Trends 2005 will provide you with a ready source of reference material to help you make informed decisions about major social issues in Australia.


What's new in 2005?

This year's edition of Australian Social Trends looks at education and the transition from education to work, as well as issues related to future living arrangements and recent fertility rates among other topics:

  • School students' mathematics and science literacy
  • Young people at risk in the transition from education to work
  • Multiple qualification holders
  • Grandparents who are guardians of their grandchildren
  • Older people with disabilities
  • Social and sporting participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Household water use and conservation



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