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4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/10/2006   
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SELECTED ABS RELEASES

General

1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the product of a development program undertaken jointly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (Statistics NZ) and the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) for use in the collection, publication and analysis of occupation statistics.

ANZSCO replaces the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition and the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO) 1999 used in Australia and New Zealand, respectively. ANZSCO is intended to provide an integrated framework for storing, organising and reporting occupation-related information in both statistical and client-oriented applications, such as matching job seekers to job vacancies and providing career information. The use of ANZSCO will result in improved comparability of occupation statistics produced by the two countries.


1351.0.55.015 - Research Paper: Socio-economic Indexes for Areas: Introduction, Use and Future Directions, Sep 2006
The Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) are measures which summarise a range of socio-economic variables associated with disadvantage. These indexes are compiled at the Census Collection District (CD) level, and may be used to rank CDs according to the general socio-economic well-being of residents.
This paper discusses three important features of SEIFA. First, SEIFA scores are a measure of relative disadvantage. Second, SEIFA scores are areal level indexes and should not be presumed to apply to all individuals living within the area. Third, SEIFA scores are calculated at the CD level and great care is required when interpreting scores which have been aggregated to larger geographical areas. Examples of the use of SEIFA to analyse the distribution of relative disadvantage within larger areas are provided. Using data from the National Health Survey 2004-05, shows that SEIFA scores correlate with the proportion of people living in an area who report poor health, obesity and other health risk factors.

Demography

3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2006
This release 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; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables throughout. Also included are population projections and estimated resident households for states, territories and Australia.

Social Statistics

The following are a new series of 'snapshot' releases on various health topics which are theme based and draws on data from the 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS) and other ABS and non-ABS sources.

4820.0.55.001 - Diabetes in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence, comorbidity and mortality, risk factors, actions taken and health costs of diabetes mellitus. This paper focuses on diabetes reported by respondents as a current and long term condition.

4821.0.55.001 - Cardiovascular Disease in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence, risk factors, hospitalisations and trends in morbidity for cardiovascular disease in Australia. Some data are also provided on specific cardiovascular conditions and a subset of cardiovascular conditions referred to in this article as heart, stroke and vascular conditions.

4822.0.55.001 - Cancer in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This publication provides a brief overview of the incidence of the types of cancer suffered, prevalence and other characteristics, cancer screening practices, trends in morbidity and mortality in Australia.

4823.0.55.001 - Musculoskeletal Conditions in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This publication provides a brief overview of the prevalence, risk factors, disability and other factors for persons with musculoskeletal disorders in Australia.

4824.0.55.001 - Mental Health in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence, risk factors and characteristics of persons with mental or behavioural problems in Australia.

4831.0.55.001 - Tobacco Smoking in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence of tobacco smoking and the morbidity and mortality attributed to smoking. Information about the health system costs associated with smoking and the health status and demographic characteristics of smokers is included.

4832.0.55.001 - Alcohol Consumption in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides an overview of the level, prevalence and type of alcohol consumption; the health status, risk factors and demographic characteristics of those who drink alcohol at risky or high risk levels; as well as information on mortality and health costs.

4833.0.55.001 - Health of Older People in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05
This article provides a brief overview of the health of persons aged 65 years and over. This article presents some data by age groups within this broad group to explore differences within the older people group. Some comparisons are also provided with the younger population.

4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2005
Information presented in this publication is about men's and women's experience of physical or sexual assault or threat by male and female perpetrators. Personal Safety survey (PSS) respondents were asked about their experiences of the different types of violence, since the age of 15, by different types of male and female perpetrators (including current partner, previous partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or date, other known man or woman, and stranger).

More detailed information, such as where the incident occurred and what action was taken, was then collected for most recent incident of each of the different types of violence by a male and female perpetrator. Additional information was also collected about respondents experience of current and previous partner violence such as frequency and fears of violence, incidents of stalking and other forms of harassment and general feelings of safety.

4906.0.55.003 - Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2005
This guide is an essential reference for understanding data released from the 2005 Personal Safety Survey (PSS). It contains information about the background, design and content of the survey, the sample and estimation, collection and processing, and issues relating to quality. A complete list of output data items and associated material is also included to assist users.

4906.0.55.004 - Personal Safety Survey, Australia: State Tables, 2005
Contains a selection of tables from the publication 2005 Personal Safety Survey, Australia compiled for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

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