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RECENT RELEASES

December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010


This section contains information about a selection of ABS statistical products released since the last newsletter, in particular those containing data about population ageing and older Australians. For a full listing of recently released ABS products, please check the ABS website for Statistics by Release Date.


DECEMBER 2009

Australian Demographic Statistics, June 2009 (cat. no. 3101.0) provides quarterly estimates of the total population for states, territories and Australia. It includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables are provided throughout. It also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia.

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2009 (cat. no. 3201.0) provides estimates of population for each state and territory classified by sex and single years of age (0 - 84); also grouped ages, sex ratios, median and mean ages of the population.

Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2009 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides a summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Australian Social Trends, December 2009 (cat. no. 4102.0) presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues. New articles are released quarterly and 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 compares Australia with 17 other nations. Data available varies with each issue.

State and Territory Life Tables contain state and territory life tables for males and females for the reference period. A life table is a statistical model used to represent mortality of a population. In its simplest form, a life table is generated from age-specific death rates and the resulting values are used to measure mortality, survivorship and life expectancy. Each state and territory has its on publication; Life Tables, Australian Capital Territory, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.8.55.001); Life Tables, New South Wales, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.1.55.001); Life Tables, Queensland, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.3.55.001); Life Tables, Victoria, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.2.55.001); Life Tables, South Australia, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.4.55.001); Life Tables, Tasmania, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.6.55.001); Life Tables, Western Australia, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.5.55.001); and Life Tables, Northern Territory, 2006-2008 (cat. no. 3302.7.55.001).

Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8146.0) presents statistics on household use of information technology.

Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, July 2008 to June 2009 (cat. no. 6238.0) presents information on retirement for people aged 45 years and over. For those who are still in the labour force, information is available about current job and retirement intentions. For those people who are not in the labour force, data items include age at retirement; reason retired; income sources in retirement, and use of any lump sum payments.

Job Search Experience, Australia, July 2009 (cat. no. 6222.0) provides estimates of unemployed persons classified by difficulties in finding work, duration of current period of unemployment, active steps taken to find work, whether looking for full-time or part-time work, educational attainment, and number of spells of looking for work in the previous 12 months. Estimates can also be cross-classified by demographic information such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth. The publication also provides estimates of employed persons who were formerly jobseekers but were now (as at the survey reference period) employed and were successful in securing that job in the previous 12 months. Estimates can also be cross-classified by demographic information such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth.


JANUARY 2010

Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Forms of Employment Survey, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, November 2008 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.007) provides information from both the monthly Labour Force Survey and the related Forms of Employment supplementary survey. Detailed labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15 years and over are included. In addition, data are provided on independent contractors, other business operators and employees. Information is also provided on people who had found their job through a labour hire firm or employment agency.

Microdata: Survey of Education and Work, Basic CURF, Australia, May 2009 (cat. no. 6227.0.30.001) provides selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-64 years and persons aged 65-74 years who are in the labour force or marginally attached to it. Characteristics reported on include: type of educational institution attended or attending; level and main field of education of current study and highest level and main field of educational attainment. Information on unsuccessful enrolment and deferment of study is included for persons not studying in the survey year.

Labour Force, Australia, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides a summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Australian Labour Market Statistics, Jan 2010 (cat. no. 6105.0) draws together labour statistics from a range of ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the data available, so that users will be able to use it more effectively. Some data are available for older persons.


FEBRUARY 2010

Labour Force, Australia, Jan 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides a summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index, December 2009 (cat. no. 6467.0). The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is designed to measure price inflation for the household sector as a whole. The Government requested the ABS produce a new index - the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI). The Government will use the PBLCI to index base pension rates where it increases at a higher rate than the CPI.

Underemployed Workers, Australia, September 2009 (cat. no. 6265.0) provides information on visible underemployment. Persons who worked less than 35 hours in the week prior to the survey who would have preferred to work more hours were asked about whether they were looking for work with more hours, available to start work with more hours, and their experience in looking for work with more hours. Other information includes, the duration of the current period of insufficient work, and the number of extra hours preferred. Estimates can be cross-classified by labour force demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and birthplace.


MARCH 2010

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Expanded CURFs, 2008 (cat. no. 4720.0.55.001) is available in the form of two Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs). The CURFs contain confidentialised data about each selected person and the household to which they belong. Data are available for the following topics: language and culture, social capital, life experiences, health, education, work, income and finances, housing and mobility, transport, information technology, and safety, crime and justice.

Labour Force, Australia, Feb 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides a summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Australian Social Trends, March 2010 (cat. no. 4102.0) presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues. New articles are released quarterly and 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 compares Australia with 17 other nations. Data available varies with each issue.

Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, September 2009 (cat. no. 6220.0) presents information about people aged 15 years and over who are not in the labour force: that is, neither employed nor unemployed. The data measure the potential supply of labour not reflected in employment and unemployment statistics, and measure the characteristics of that potential supply. Statistics in this publication were obtained from the Persons Not in the Labour Force Survey, conducted throughout Australia in September 2009 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). Information collected in the survey includes details about whether people not in the labour force wanted to work, reasons why they were not actively looking for work, or were not available for work, and their main activity while not in the labour force. Some data are available for persons aged 65-69 years and 70 years and over.

Australian Demographic Statistics, September 2009 (cat. no. 3101.0) provides quarterly estimates of the total population for states, territories and Australia. It includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables are provided throughout. It also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia. Some data are available for older persons.

Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3303.0) presents statistics on the number of deaths, for reference year by state or territory of Australia, sex, selected age groups, and cause of death classified to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Causes of death is presented in the publication in a number of different ways including: by underlying cause, leading causes and multiple causes. Data is also presented for deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, for Australians born overseas and for suicide deaths. The 2008 data presented in this publication are preliminary data and will be subject to a revision process.


APRIL 2010

Australian Labour Market Statistics, April 2010 (cat. no. 6105.0) draws together labour statistics from a range of ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the data available, so that users will be able to use it more effectively. Some data are available for older persons.

Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides a summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Forms of Employment, Australia, November 2009 (cat. no. 6359.0) presents information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. It also presents information about different types of employment which can be cross-classified by characteristics such as hours worked, industry and occupation and demographic characteristics.


MAY 2010
Time Use on Recreation and Leisure Activities, 2006 (cat. no. 4173.0) contains a selection of national data, from the 2006 Time Use Survey, on time spent by persons aged 15 years and over on recreation and leisure activities.

Labour Force, Australia, April 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.

Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index, March 2010 (cat. no. 6467.0). The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is designed to measure price inflation for the household sector as a whole and, as such, is not the conceptually ideal measure for assessing the impact of price changes on the disposable incomes of a subgroup of the population (eg. pensioners). To address this, the Government has requested the ABS produce a new index - the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (referred to as PBLCI). The Government will use the PBLCI as a new measure of price change to index base pension rates where it increases at a higher rate than the CPI.

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0) provides a comprehensive statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare. Focussing on topics considered important for the health of Australia's Indigenous population this release presents the latest analysis and results from key national statistical collections including: the 2008 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Social Survey; the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey; and the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.


JUNE 2010

Year Book Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 1301.0) is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. If provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia. In addition, it contains descriptive matter dealing with Australia's geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, education and health and welfare support systems.

Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2031 (cat. no. 3236.0) projects the number of households and families in Australia by state and capital city / balance of state for period 2006 to 2031. Describes the method and assumptions used to produce these projections.

Labour Force, Australia, May 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0) provides summary results of the monthly Labour Force Survey containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and some age groups; and persons not in the labour force.


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