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4914.0.55.001 - Age Matters, May 2009  
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This section contains information about a selection of ABS statistical products released since the last Age Matters newsletter, in particular a selection of those containing data about older Australians or other ageing related data. For a full listing of recently released ABS products, please check the ABS website for Statistics by Release Date.


NOVEMBER 2008

Life Tables, Australia, 2005 to 2007 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001) contains Australian 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.
DECEMBER 2008

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2008 (cat. no. 3201.0) presents estimates of the resident population of Australian states and territories as at 30 June of each reference year. Estimates of population for each state and territory are classified by sex and single years of age (0 - 84); also grouped ages, sex ratios, median and mean ages of the population.

Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 8146.0) presents statistics on household use of information technology. Some data are available for persons 65 years and over.

Population Ageing in New South Wales, 2008 (cat. no. 4106.0) provides a summary about older people and the ageing population in New South Wales. Some non-ABS data is also included. All topics contain data available for older persons.JANUARY 2009

A Picture of the Nation: the Statistician's Report on the 2006 Census, 2006 (cat. no. 2070.0) presents statistical analysis and commentary on the results of the 2006 Census, representing the following broad areas of interest: population; cultural diversity; living arrangements; community; education; work; economic resources; and housing. Commentary includes data about different generations of Australians, including those aged 60-74 years and 80 years and over. For further details on this publication please see the Welcome and Latest Findings sections of this newsletter.
FEBRUARY 2009

Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia, Apr to Jul 2007 (reissue) (cat. no. 6361.0) presents results from the 2007 Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, about the diversity of employment arrangements in Australia; people's use of working arrangements to balance work and caring responsibilities; retirement plans and expectations; selected characteristics of retired people; and the superannuation coverage of individuals including superannuation contributions and account balances. Some data are available for persons aged 65 years and over, and some data are available for those aged 65-74 years and 75 years and over. For further details on this publication please see the Latest Findings section of this newsletter.
MARCH 2009

Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2008 (cat. no. 3101.0) provides quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. It includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups (up to 100 years and over); 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 in five year age groups for persons aged 65 years and over.

Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2008 (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 2008 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 Social Trends, March 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 also compares Australia with 17 other nations. Most topics contain data for older persons. For further details on this publication please see the Australian Social Trends - Did you know? section of this newsletter.

Sport and Social Capital, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4917.0) presents data on social wellbeing and participation in sport and physical recreation, compiled from the 2006 General Social Survey (GSS). The publication consists of a data cube and a report examining the relationship between social wellbeing indicators and participation in sport and physical recreation. For further details on this publication please see the Latest Findings section of this newsletter.
APRIL 2009

Australian Labour Market Statistics, April 2009 (cat. no. 6105.0) brings together a range of ABS labour statistics to present a statistical summary of the Australian labour market. It has been developed primarily as a reference document, and provides a broad basis for labour analysis a research. Some data are available for persons aged 65-69 years and 70 years and over.

Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2009 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001) presents a national summary of the most important areas of progress and includes, in a single report, key statistics relating to individuals, the economy and economic resources, the environment, and living together. The purpose of Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) is to inform and stimulate public debate and encourage all Australians to assess the bigger picture when thinking about whether or not life in Australia is getting better.
MAY 2009

Locations of Work, Nov 2008 (cat. no. 6275.0) provides information about people aged 15 years and over and the types of places they work, with particular focus on people who usually worked more hours at home than elsewhere in their main or second job or business. Further details about people employed at home include occupation, industry, computer and internet usage, reasons for working at home and time in job at home. Estimates can be classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics. Some data are available for persons aged 60 years and some data are available for those aged 65 years and over.

National Health Survey: Summary of Results, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4364.0) contains a cross-section of survey results, including selected national statistics about long-term illnesses experienced; mental wellbeing; consultations with doctors and other health professionals; and risk factors including alcohol consumption, smoking, exercise, body mass and dietary practices. Some data are available for older persons.

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