4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, May 2007  
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Since the last edition of Age Matters in March 2007, the ABS have released the following Census products.

Information Paper: Measuring Net Undercount in the 2006 Population Census, 2007 (cat. no. 2940.055.001)

Explains the methodology to be used in conducting the 2006 Census Post Enumeration Survey, including changes since the 2001 survey.

Research Paper: An Estimating Equation Approach to Census Coverage Adjustment, May 2007 (cat. no. 1351.055.019)

A Census Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) is conducted after each Australian Population Census. The PES provides a measure of the net under-count of the Census, and is a key input into the production of the official Estimated Resident Population counts.
This paper describes estimation of net under-count in the context of the 2006 Census and PES. It introduces a new estimator, the prediction regression (PREG) estimator, as an extension of the dual system estimator (DSE) standardly used in estimating Census under-count. In contrast to the DSE, the PREG estimator can use a variety of benchmark variables without the need to form non-overlapping post-strata. It can also adjust appropriately for persons that report different categories in the PES than were recorded in the Census.

2006 Census of Population and Housing - Fact Sheets, 2006 (cat. no. 2914.0)

Census Fact Sheets are designed to assist in the use and interpretation of Census data. They provide a summary of conceptual and data issues, and changes that have occurred since the last Census.


Working Time Arrangements, Australia, Nov 2006 (cat. no. 6342.0)

This publication presents information about the working arrangements of employees in their main job, such as shift work, extra hours or overtime, and start and finish times. It also presents information about the patterns of employees' work in all jobs. This information can be cross-classified by characteristics such as hours worked, industry and occupation, and demographic characteristics.

Self-assessed Health in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4828.0.55.001)

This article provides a brief overview of self-assessed levels of health in Australia in relation to demographic and socioeconomic indicators. Factors examined in relation to self-assessed health include age, sex, socioeconomic status, education, workforce participation, weight, exercise, alcohol consumption, smoking and the presence (or absence) of selected long term health conditions.

Previously known as Characteristics of People Reporting Good or Better Health. The change in name to Self-Assessed Health is in line with internationally recognised terminology.

General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4159.0)

Presents results of the 2006 General Social Survey, which brings together a wide range of information to enable it to be linked across areas of social concern. The focus is on the relationships between characteristics from different areas, rather than in depth information about a particular field. Topics include health, housing, education, work, income, financial stress, broad assets and liabilities, transport, social capital, voluntary work, family and community, and crime. Provides an overview through summary tables for different population groups and selected themes. More detailed cross classified tables also cover selected themes.

Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 6292.0)

This release contains details on the implementation of composite estimation into the Labour Force Survey. The new estimation method will be introduced with the release of May 2007 labour force statistics on 7 June 2007 in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). At the same time, the ABS will release revised historical LFS statistics based on the new estimation method, back to April 2001.

Managing ABS Confidential Unit Record Files (CURFs): A Step by Step Guide, 2007 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.004)

This guide provides users of ABS microdata with an overview of the process of applying for CURFs, and information about managing CURF access and data. The guide is written for CURF Individual Users, Contact Officers, Responsible Officers, and Consultants and their Sponsoring Organisation. It explains the roles and responsibilities of each.

Law and justice statistics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a snapshot, 2006 (cat. no. 4722.0.55.003)

This snapshot provides an overview of Indigenous peoples' experiences of law and justice as reported in the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), as well as data from other relevant ABS collections. The paper is divided into three sections. The first deals with exposure to violence, including physical and threatened violence. The second section deals with community or neighbourhood problems, and the third section discusses involvement in the criminal justice system, including arrest and incarceration.

The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: A snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4722.0.55.001)

This snapshot will provide an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 18 years and over. Information for this article is drawn from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey and a range of other relevant ABS collections. Topics covered include health status, long-term health conditions, mortality, health risk factors, exposure to violence, social and emotional wellbeing, health-related actions and health screening and contraception.

Measures of Australia's Progress: At A Glance, 2007 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.002)

An at a glance summary of the 15 headline dimensions of Australia's progress. It provides a national summary of the most important areas of progress, presenting them in a way which can be quickly understood by all Australians. It informs and stimulates public debate and encourages all Australians to assess the bigger picture when contemplating progress.

See also Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2007 (Edition 1) (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001)

Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2007 (Edition 1) (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001)

Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators 2007 provides a national summary of the most important areas of progress (including: Individuals, The economy and economic resources, The environment, and Living together) and presents them in a way which can be quickly understood by all Australians. 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 contemplating progress.

This release focuses on 14 headline dimensions of progress and their headline indicators. Only the headline indicators have been graphed. However, while some dimensions have more than one headline indicator and others have none, relevant indicators, which measure one or more important aspects of progress, are still included for all dimensions.

See also Measures of Australia's Progress: At A Glance, 2007 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.002)

Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Apr 2007 (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)

A comprehensive discussion and description of the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics and the data sources and methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. It explains what the statistics measure, how the various measures relate to each other and how they are produced. It also discusses the factors influencing their accuracy and reliability. This issue contains updates to Chapters 4 and 12.

Replaces: Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Apr 2007 (cat. no. 6102.0)

Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4710.0)

Provides summary results from the Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS) enumerated from March to June, 2006.

Information presented includes: details of current housing stock, management practices and financial arrangements of Indigenous organisations that provide housing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and details of housing and related infrastructure such as water, electricity, sewerage, drainage and solid waste disposal, as well as other facilities available in discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities such as transport, communication, education, sport and health services.

It also includes time series information incorporating selected results from the 1999 and 2001 CHINS as well as maps showing the distribution of Indigenous housing organisations and discrete communities across Australia.

Migrant Statistics News, Apr 2007 (cat. no. 3413.0)

Migrant Statistics News is the half-yearly newsletter of the National Migrant Statistics Unit. The newsletter highlights developments in migrant and ethnicity related statistics, and provides relevant information for researchers, policy makers, service providers and others with an interest in this field.

What's New in Regional Statistics (Newsletter), Apr 2007 (cat. no. 1379.0)

'What's New in Regional Statistics' is a biannual newsletter about regional and small area statistics. It includes topical articles and reviews of relevant ABS publications. 'What's New in Regional Statistics' highlights developments in statistics relevant to regions, including metropolitan, urban, non-urban and rural areas, and other information of likely interest to researchers, policy makers and other users of small area data. Interested readers are invited to visit the Regional theme page on the ABS website for links to other related information.

Year Book Australia 2007

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Year Book Australia provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of our great nation. This magnificent volume contains 30 chapters dealing with Australia's geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, education and health and welfare support systems; plus many more interesting topics.

The 2007 Year Book Australia also celebrates 100 years continuous service to the nation by Australian volunteer lifesavers. Lifesavers are honoured by being featured on the cover and by the inclusion of an article contributed by Surf Lifesaving Australia.

Copies of this limited edition Australian Bureau of Statistics flagship publication cost $97.00.

Orders can be made using your credit card on-line or by contacting the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070.