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How does your local area compare? It is now easier than ever for students to find information about their local area. In coming months ABS Education Services will be adding specific Census activities for the classroom onto our webpages. But you don't have to wait until then, over the next few editions of Education News we'll discuss different ways you and your students can access Census 2006 data that is of interest to them.
When looking for Census data, QuickStats is a great place to start. It provides a snapshot of an area, your postcode, the whole of Australia, your state, your local government area - in fact there are 18 different geographies you can use. QuickStats presents population by age groups and sex, country of birth, religion, language spoken at home, type of dwelling, marital status, family characteristics etc, and compares the area to the whole of Australia.
Here's how to do it:
If you have any queries about how to use Census 2006 data, you can call the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or email email@example.com.
Education Services Webpages
The new Education Services webpages were launched on 2 July. You can now directly access the Education pages using www.abs.gov.au/teachers, or www.abs.gov/students, where separate areas for Teachers and Students have been created. Resources include statistical games; ABS data sets that have been designed for use in the classroom; classroom activities for Mathematics, Geography and Economics; statistical stories; and much much more.
Let us know what you think of our new pages. You can call on 1800 623 273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use CensusAtSchool Data in 2007
CensusAtSchool data is available online through the Random Sampler for use in the classroom throughout 2007. Check out this FREE and invaluable resource.
ABS Education Services has recently produced a professional development DVD which provides an insight into the CensusAtSchool project and contains all the information you'll need to get started with CensusAtSchool. Obtain your FREE copy by contacting ABS Education Services (see contact details below).
CensusAtSchool - have your say
We are currently preparing for CensusAtSchool 2008 and we welcome your input. What questions would you like to see included that were missing in 2006? How can we improve CensusAtSchool? Please email email@example.com with your suggestions and ideas.
Recently Released Publications
Australian Demographic Statistics, December 2006 (cat. no. 3101.0)
Quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. Includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers and some rates of births, deaths, infant deaths, and interstate and overseas migration.
Voluntary Work Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4441.0)
Information about participation in unpaid voluntary work through an organisation or a group. Includes data about the types of organisation with which the voluntary work is associated, the types of activities carried out and time spent volunteering. Also information about givers of monetary donations to organisations.
Corrective Services Australia, March 2007 (cat. no. 4512.0) .
Contains national information on persons in custodial corrective services in Australia. Quarterly information is presented for each state and territory. Statistics
are presented by open and secure custody and periodic detention, for all prisoners and for Indigenous prisoners.
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