4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Oct 2002  
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The ABS is pleased to announce that 2001 Census '2nd release' data were released on the 4th of September 2002, two months ahead of schedule. The 2nd release includes information on people's employment, method of travel to work, area of residence one and five years earlier, household income and family income.

Culture and recreation data users can now request customised tables showing how many people had their main job in a culture or recreation occupation or industry in the week prior to the 2001 Census, which was held on 7th August 2001. The census provides the most detailed occupation information collected by the ABS. For example, it can be used to find out how many fitness centre managers, tennis coaches, librarians or music teachers there were in Australia, your State or Territory, or even in your council area, in August last year.

For more information about census data that may be of interest to culture and recreation data users, see the entry on the Census of Population and Housing in the Directory of Culture and Leisure Statistics, which is freely accessible through the Culture and Recreation Theme Page on this site (see the article below). For complete details of all of the data items collected on the Census, the best reference publication is the 2001 Census Dictionary, which is freely available on this site. To request a customised table, contact ABS client services on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au.

NCCRS will soon be preparing publications on employment in culture, sport and recreation occupations and industries, using 2001 Census data, for release by mid-2003.