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4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, May 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2006   
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SELECTED ABS RELEASES

The following listing is a selection of ABS releases published since March 2006 which may be of particular interest to the readers of Ageing Matters.
A complete listing of all ABS releases is available on the ABS Website.

General
Cat. no. 1370.0 - Measures of Australia’s Progress, 2006

Considers some of the key aspects of progress side by side and discusses how they are linked with one another. It provides a national summary of many of the most important areas of progress, presenting them in a way which can be quickly understood by all Australians.

Census of Population and Housing
Cat. no. 2969.0.55.001 - Census Household Guide, 2006
The Census Household Guide gives you information on how to complete your household form on Census night. Available in large print.

Demography
Cat. no. 3105.0.65.001 - Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2006
Contains a wide range of demographic data in spreadsheet format, going back, where possible, to the beginning of European settlement of Australia in 1788. Statistics are included on population size and growth, population distribution, population age-sex structure, births, deaths, migration, marriages and divorces.
Social Statistics
Cat. no. 4363.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide - Electronic Publication, 2004-05
This publication contains information about the 2004/5 National Health Survey, including the survey objectives, methods and design; survey content; data quality and interpretation; and information about the availability of results and comparability with previous surveys.

Cat. no. 4402.0 - Child Care, Australia, Jun 2005
This publication presents information about the use of, and demand for, child care for children aged 0-12 years. Statistics in this publication were obtained from the 2005 Child Care Survey. Information is also presented on the use of the Child Care Benefit and the working arrangements of parents with children aged 0-12 years.

Cat. no. 4509.0 - Crime and Safety,Australia, April 2005
This publication presents the results of the sixth national ABS household survey of crime and safety conducted during April to July 2005. The survey asked that incidents of certain crimes be recorded, regardless of whether they had been reported to police.

Cat. no. 4704.0.55.002 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Summary Booklet, 2005
Provides a summarised statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare. Among the topics included are: maternal and child health; risk factors; ill health; disability and ageing; mortality; and access to, and use of, services.

This summary booklet is based on 4704.0, which is a joint venture between the ABS and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Cat. no. 4715.0 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2004-05
The 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) is the largest health survey of Indigenous Australians conducted by the ABS. This publication presents selected data regarding the health of Indigenous Australians. Topics include measures of health status, health actions taken, and lifestyle factors which may influence health.

Cat. no. 4912.1 - Managing Care and Work, New South Wales, Oct 2005
This publication summarises results from the Managing Care and Work survey, conducted during October 2005 throughout New South Wales (NSW). It presents information on the relationship between people's unpaid caring responsibilities and their work situation during the six months prior to the survey.

Labour Statistics and Prices
Cat. no. 6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2006
This publication provides 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.

Cat. no. 6105.0 - Australian Labour Market Statistics, April 2006
This publication draws together data from a range of sources, mostly ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. As well, the annual measures of labour underutilisation have been updated for 2005. The spotlight section of this publication presents the experimental volume measures of labour force underutilisation.

Cat. no. 6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, April 2006
This publication contains estimates of the civilian labour force derived from the Labour Force Survey component of the Monthly Population Survey. The full time series for estimates from this publication are also available electronically - see Labour Force, Australia, Spreadsheets (cat. no. 6202.0.55.001). More detailed estimates are released one week after this publication in various electronic formats - see Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) and Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003).

Cat. no. 6554.0 - Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia, 2003-04 (New Issue)
This publication presents data from the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) on estimates of household net worth, or wealth, classified by various characteristics, including summary measures of the distribution of household net worth in Australia.

Secondary Industry and Distribution
Cat. no. 8710.5 - Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia, Oct 2005
This publication contains results from the State Supplementary Survey conducted in Western Australia (WA) in October 2005. It presents information on the motivators that affect Western Australians in the choice of their current dwelling (and location of that dwelling) and their intentions regarding their future choice of housing.

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