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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2006  
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New South Wales in Focus provides extensive information about the people, economy and environment of NSW. Each chapter consists of a summary table of time series indicators followed by more detailed statistics relating to key issues identified in each domain. The summary tables and data sources are reproduced below, with the detailed tables included in the publication. In all, the publication has 187 tables of detailed statistics.

Population
Family and Community
Health
Education and Training
Crime and Justice
Housing
Household Economic Resources
Economic Activity
Transport
Environment
Data Sources

POPULATION, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Population composition(a)

1. Males '000
3 219.1
3 264.2
3 295.9
3 321.4
r3 343.1
3 369.6
2. Females '000
3 267.1
3 311.0
3 338.2
3 360.7
r3 377.7
3 404.7
3. Persons '000
6 486.2
6 575.2
6 634.1
6 682.1
r6 720.8
6 774.2
4. Aged 0-14 years %
20.6
20.4
20.2
19.9
19.7
19.5
5. Aged 15-64 years %
66.5
66.5
66.6
66.7
66.8
66.9
6. Aged 65 years and over %
13.0
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.5
13.7
7. Aged 85 years and over %
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
8. Median age - Males years
35.0
35.2
35.4
35.7
r35.9
36.1
9. Median age - Females years
36.4
36.6
36.9
37.2
r37.5
37.6
10. Indigenous population '000
na
134.9
na
na
na
na
11. Australian born %
na
75.2
na
na
na
na
12. Overseas born %
na
24.8
na
na
na
na
13. Speaks language other than English at home(b) %
na
18.9
na
na
na
na
14. Settler arrivals '000
39.3
46.7
35.3
36.4
40.6
44.7
15. Sydney SD as a proportion of NSW %
62.7
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.9
62.8
16. NSW as a proportion of Australia %
33.9
33.9
33.8
33.6
33.5
33.3

Population growth(c)

17. Births '000
85.8
85.4
84.1
84.9
85.7
88.1
18. Deaths '000
45.1
45.7
45.2
46.1
46.4
45.7
19. Natural increase '000
40.8
39.7
38.9
38.8
r39.4
42.5
20. Net overseas migration(d) '000
43.7
58.6
44.4
40.9
r29.8
36.7
21. Net interstate migration '000
-14.3
-16.3
-24.4
-31.8
-30.4
-25.7
22. Total population growth '000
74.8
89.0
58.9
47.9
r38.7
53.5
23. Annual growth rate %
1.2
1.4
0.9
0.7
r0.6
0.8

na not available
r revised
(a) At 30 June.
(b) At 7 August 2001, based on the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.
(c) Data are for 12 months to 30 June.
(d) Net overseas migration is the sum of the net permanent and long term movement, plus migration adjustment.
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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Living arrangements

1. Total households '000
na
2 454.7
2 491.8
2 528.4
2 565.9
2 604.6
2. Lone person households '000
na
586.9
604.3
621.3
638.7
656.7
3. Total families '000
1 721
1 777
1 798
1 827
1 838
1 844
4. Couple families without children '000
601
656
649
686
687
660
5. Families with dependent children '000
869
859
893
875
884
903
6. One parent families with dependent children - of all families with dependent children %
20.7
20.6
22.0
22.1
22.6
21.6
7. De facto couples - of all couple families %
na
11.5
na
na
na
na

Family formation

8. Marriage rate per 1,000 population rate
6.1
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.6
nya
9. Total fertility rate per female rate
1.815
1.762
1.801
1.796
1.794
nya
10. Median age of mother at first birth in current relationship years
28.6
28.8
29.0
29.2
29.3
nya
11. Divorce rate per 1,000 population rate
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.4
2.2
nya
12. Number of children aged 0-17 years involved in divorce in year '000
14.1
13.5
13.6
13.4
12.8
nya
13. Children aged 0-17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere %
na
na
na
23.0
na
na

Families and work

14. Couple families with dependent children-both parents employed %
59.2
58.7
59.9
59.8
60.1
61.5
15. Couple families with dependent children - neither parent employed %
7.1
7.5
6.8
6.7
6.7
5.5
16. One parent families with dependent children - parent not employed %
48.9
53.1
51.0
51.3
52.5
45.1
17. Children aged 0-14 years without an employed parent %
19.4
18.2
na
16.2
15.7
na
18. Families with children aged 0-11 years who used work arrangements to care for child %
na
na
54.5
na
na
61.5

Family and community

19. Adults that can get support from others outside the household
in time of crisis
%
na
na
93.2
na
na
na
20. Adult carers for a person with a disability - persons aged 15 years and over %
na
na
na
11.4
na
na
21. Children aged 0-11 years who received some informal child care from relatives %
na
na
25.9
na
na
30.0
22. Children aged 0-2 years who used formal child care(a) %
na
na
21.5
na
na
25.9
23. Children aged 3-4 years who used formal child care(a) %
na
na
40.9
na
na
46.0
24. Children on care and protection orders per 1,000 children rate
4.8
5.1
5.1
5.6
na
5.4

Community participation

25. Voluntary work - persons aged 15 years and over %
na
na
33.4
na
na
na
26. Participation in sport and physical activities - persons aged 18 years and over %
na
na
59.5
na
na
na
27. Participation in organised sport - children aged 5-14 years %
60.2
na
na
62.3
na
na
28. Participation in cultural activities - children aged 5-14 years %
31.5
na
na
29.9
na
na
29. Households with an Internet connection %
32
45
48
54
na
56

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) To enable comparisons over time, preschool has been removed from formal care for all time periods shown in this table. In surveys prior to 2005, the definition of formal care included preschool.
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HEALTH, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Health status

1. Life expectancy at birth - males(a) years
76.4
76.9
77.3
77.7
78.0
nya
2. Life expectancy at birth - females(a) years
81.9
82.4
82.6
82.9
83.3
nya
3. Self assessed health - excellent or very good(b)(c) %
na
52.3
na
na
na
55.5
4. Self assessed health - good(b)(c) %
na
29.4
na
na
na
27.9
5. Self assessed health - fair or poor(b)(c) %
na
18.4
na
na
na
16.6

Risk factors(c)

6. Current daily smokers(d) %
na
24.1
na
na
na
22.6
7. Risky or high risk alcohol consumption(d) %
na
10.8
na
na
na
13.0
8. Sedentary or low exercise level(b) %
na
69.0
na
na
na
70.6
9. Overweight or obese(b) %
na
44.0
na
na
na
47.1
10. High blood pressure(b) %
na
10.4
na
na
na
10.1

Health conditions

Long term conditions(b)(c)
11. Cancer (neoplasms) %
na
1.6
na
na
na
1.6
12. Ischaemic heart disease %
na
1.7
na
na
na
1.7
13. Diabetes mellitus %
na
3.0
na
na
na
3.7
14. Asthma %
na
11.1
na
na
na
9.2
15. New cases of cancer per 100,000 males(c) rate
r537.9
r539.2
553.8
548.9
nya
nya
16. New cases of cancer per 100,000 females(c) rate
r383.9
r391.9
r399.6
397.9
nya
nya
17. Employment injuries rate per 1,000 wage and salary earners rate
21.3
20.3
20.3
18.5
18.7
nya

Mortality

18. Number of deaths(e) '000
45.4
44.6
46.4
46.1
46.4
nya
19. Standardised death rate per 1,000 population(c) rate
6.9
6.6
6.6
6.4
6.3
nya
20. Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births rate
5.2
5.3
4.6
4.6
4.6
nya
21. Ischaemic heart disease per 100,000 population(f) rate
145.5
133.8
128.7
123.1
117.4
nya
22. Malignant neoplasms (cancer) per 100,000 population(f) rate
185.3
187.0
182.4
179.3
180.6
nya
23. Cerebrovascular disease per 100,000 population(f) rate
72.1
66.1
66.7
64.6
60.9
nya
24. External causes per 100,000 population(f) rate
38.2
38.6
38.0
36.4
35.3
nya

Services(g)

25. Public hospital beds no.
17 754
17 534
17 402
18 085
19 408
nya
26. Private hospital beds(h) no.
6 557
6 864
6 503
6 575
6 540
nya
27. Average length of stay in public hospital days
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.4
4.4
nya
28. Residential aged care places per 1,000 population(i) rate
83.9
83.0
81.0
81.6
82.7
nya
29. Total hospital separations per 100,000 population(c) rate
29 866
30 014
30 340
30 539
r30 778
31 339
30. Persons seeking drug treatment episodes '000
na
38.1
40.0
42.5
nya
nya

Expenditure

31. Persons with private health insurance %
51.6
51.5
51.6
51.6
51.5
51.8
32. Total health expenditure $b
18.8
20.7
22.2
24.3
nya
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Based on three years of population and deaths data.
(b) For persons aged 15 years and over.
(c) Age standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
(d) Information on smoking and alcohol consumption was only collected for persons aged 18 years and over.
(e) Based on year of registration.
(f) Standardised death rate per 100,000 of the estimated mid-year population.
(g) Year ending 30 June.
(h) Data for years 1999-2000 and 2000-01 includes the ACT.
(i) For persons aged 70 years and over. Includes places and packages provided by Commonwealth funded schemes including Multi-purpose Services and places and packages under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy.
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Summary Table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Schools

1. Preschool no.
1 166
1 185
1 191
1 146
1 120
1 129
2. Primary no.
2 183
2 179
2 172
2 167
2 166
2 163
3. Secondary no.
r525
524
518
515
511
522
4. Combined and Special no.
r385
388
405
410
420
421
5. Government no.
r2 192
2 185
2 191
2 186
2 192
2 194
6. Non-government no.
901
906
904
906
905
912
7. Total schools no.
r3 093
3 091
3 095
3 092
3 097
3 106

Students

8. Preschool '000
71.7
73.4
74.7
71.7
70.6
67.4
9. Primary '000
629.0
630.3
629.4
626.4
624.0
621.9
10. Secondary '000
465.4
468.9
475.4
481.0
483.1
485.8
11. Total school students '000
1 094.3
1 099.2
1 104.8
1 107.3
1 107.0
1 107.7
12. Students in government schools %
69.4
68.7
68.2
67.7
67.2
66.8
13. Vocational Education and Training students(a) '000
638.0
570.5
553.3
588.4
517.5
nya
14. Apprentices and trainees(b) '000
82.9
95.6
110.2
122.2
118.5
nya
15. Higher education students '000
223.5
231.6
289.9
300.2
296.5
nya
16. Overseas higher education students %
13.0
14.5
20.1
22.0
22.5
nya

Student/staff teaching ratio(c)(d)

17. Primary schools ratio
17.9
17.7
17.6
17.3
17.1
16.8
18. Secondary schools ratio
12.5
12.4
12.4
12.3
12.3
12.2

Apparent retention rate(e)

19. From Year 7 to Year 12 rate
67.5
68.2
69.9
70.5
71.1
71.1
20. From Year 10 to Year 12 rate
69.8
70.3
72.4
72.7
73.2
73.2

Persons currently enrolled for study

21. Aged 15-19 years %
78.1
80.1
78.9
78.3
78.0
77.7
22. Aged 20-24 years %
35.5
38.2
37.5
37.8
39.1
40.4
23. Aged 25-64 years %
7.7
7.9
8.2
8.5
8.3
8.2

Achievements/qualifications

Year 5 students reaching minimum standard (band 3 or higher)
24. Literacy(f) %
na
95.5
96.1
95.1
95.4
94.1
25. Numeracy %
na
93.6
93.7
94.0
93.6
93.4
Persons aged 25-64 years with non-school qualifications
26. Bachelor degree or above(g) %
19.8
20.6
21.8
22.0
23.4
24.5
27. Advanced diploma and diploma or below %
34.3
34.9
34.8
36.3
37.4
36.5
28. Total %
54.1
55.5
56.6
58.3
60.9
61.1

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) General VET activity only, provided by TAFE and other government providers, Private providers and Community providers.
(b) In training as at 31 December.
(c) The student/staff teaching ratio should not be used as a measure of class size.
(d) Calculated by dividing the actual student load (EFTSU) by the full-time equivalent of Teaching only and Teaching and research staff.
(e) Full-time students only.
(f) The 2001-2004 trend data for Basic Skills Test Literacy should be interpreted with caution. See Table 5.6 for details.
(g) Includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.
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CRIME AND JUSTICE, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Crime survey estimates

Victims of personal crime
1. Robbery %
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.4
2. Assault %
3.6
4.2
4.8
3.5
3.8
4.8
3. Sexual assault(a) %
*0.2
0.5
0.4
*0.5
*0.4
0.5
4. Total persons %
4.4
5.1
5.7
4.5
4.5
5.4
Victims of household crime
5. Break and enter %
5.6
6.3
5.0
5.1
3.8
3.7
6. Attempted break and enter %
3.5
4.4
3.7
3.9
3.2
2.7
7. Motor vehicle theft %
1.7
2.4
2.1
1.5
1.2
1.1
8. Total households %
9.4
11.4
9.6
9.4
7.4
6.8

Reported crime

9. Personal crime(b) '000
72.4
78.9
82.4
82.4
80.4
80.5
10. Property crime '000
570.7
581.2
521.7
475.8
436.8
418.0
11. Other crime '000
119.0
139.2
158.6
181.1
178.3
174.5
Incidents cleared within 90 days
12. Personal crime(b) %
58.9
58.5
59.1
58.9
59.7
(c)59.4
13. Property crime %
12.5
12.1
12.9
12.9
13.2
(c)13.2
14. Other crime %
73.6
75.1
77.4
78.7
79.6
(c)78.8

Courts

Local Courts
15. Persons charged no.
121 362
130 888
130 555
133 105
135 808
nya
16. Charges determined no.
203 807
238 595
240 525
237 487
241 210
nya
17. Proportion of finalised cases with persons found guilty %
r87.9
r88.2
r86.5
r84.5
86.8
nya
18. Average imprisonment(d) months
4.9
5.2
r5.5
5.8
5.9
nya
Higher Courts
19. Persons charged no.
3 831
3 733
3 664
3 673
3 623
nya
20. Charges determined no.
6 812
6 808
7 014
7 248
7 386
nya
21. Proportion of finalised cases with persons found guilty %
r75.9
r74.7
79.9
80.6
80.2
nya
22. Average imprisonment(d) months
27.5
28.5
28.3
29.8
30.4
nya

Corrections

23. Persons in corrective services custody(e) no.
8 545
8 717
8 604
8 811
9 271
9 760
24. Persons in community based corrections no.
na
17 958
17 340
17 104
17 005
18 200
25. Prisoners with prior imprisonment %
51.5
54.3
54.4
53.3
55.8
61.8
26. Indigenous prisoners %
14.6
15.1
17.2
17.6
16.9
17.1

Staffing

27. Sworn police officers(f) no.
13 172
13 296
13 716
14 091
15 009
14 643
28. Police Department staff(g) no.
3 696
3 887
4 019
3 968
3 912
3 860
29. Correctional services no.
3 402
3 669
3 758
3 975
4 120
4 159

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Females aged 18 years and over only.
(b) Robbery is not included in the estimates of total personal crime incidents, but is included in the estimates of total personal crime victims.
(c) 2005 data relates to Jan to Sept only.
(d) Life imprisonments are excluded.
(e) Includes persons in full-time custody and periodic detention. Includes ACT prisoners held in NSW prisons.
(f) Year ending 30 June.
(g) Comprises all full-time equivalent (FTE) staff. Data for 2005 are based on a head count at 30 June and are not FTE data.
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HOUSING, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Stock

1. Occupied private dwellings '000
na
2 343.7
na
na
na
na
2. Public sector dwellings completed(a) '000
1.4
1.1
0.9
0.6
0.7
0.6
3. Private sector dwellings completed(a) '000
50.1
41.5
35.2
43.3
42.1
42.2

Tenure(a)

4. Owner without a mortgage %
40.1
41.1
na
37.5
35.4
na
5. Owner with a mortgage %
30.3
30.4
na
29.8
33.2
na
6. Renter - private landlord %
20.8
22.6
na
23.4
22.4
na
7. Renter - state housing authority %
6.1
5.0
na
5.5
5.0
na

Assistance(a)

8. Households in public housing '000
123.3
124.1
123.6
123.3
123.3
122.9
9. Applicants for public housing at year end '000
98.3
96.1
90.9
80.2
73.3
69.1
10. New public housing tenancies '000
na
11.6
10.8
10.0
10.0
9.1
11. Households receiving private rental assistance '000
na
38.4
39.6
38.3
36.1
35.5
12. Supported accommodation clients '000
25.8
25.9
26.5
25.5
25.1
na

housing costs

Housing costs as a proportion of gross income - Sydney
13. Owner with a mortgage %
20
21
na
21
23
na
14. Renter %
23
23
na
22
22
na
Housing costs as a proportion of gross income - Balance of NSW
15. Owner with a mortgage %
16
20
na
18
18
na
16. Renter %
25
23
na
25
20
na
17. Mean weekly private rent - Sydney $
226
246
na
260
267
na
Percentage change in house price indexes - Sydney(a)(b)
18. Established house %
11.0
7.0
17.3
21.2
14.3
-0.9
19. Project home %
6.9
12.4
2.1
2.8
4.1
5.2
20. First home buyers, average loan - NSW(a) $'000
169.0
156.5
180.2
204.0
241.2
259.4
21. Housing interest rate (standard) %
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.6
6.9
7.1

finance commitments(a)

22. Purchase of established dwellings '000
125.8
126.7
141.8
129.8
121.8
109.8
23. Purchase of new dwellings '000
5.8
6.1
7.2
5.4
7.1
7.0

na not available
(a) Year ended 30 June.
(b) Based on year of each index 1989-90=100.
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HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC RESOURCES(a), Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Income

Income
1. Gross weekly household income - mean $
984
1 029
na
1 107
1 212
na
2. Equivalised disposable weekly household income - mean $
444
482
na
523
571
na
3. Average weekly earnings - total earnings (trend)(b) $
677
707
723
771
799
843
4. Average number of earners per household no.
1.1
1.1
na
1.2
1.2
na
Share of total household income
5. Low income earners(c) %
10.0
10.1
na
10.3
10.4
na
6. Middle income earners(d) %
17.3
17.5
na
17.5
17.9
na
7. High income earners(e) %
39.2
39.6
na
38.7
38.2
na

Expenditure

8. Real household expenditure on goods and services - annual per capita(f) $
23 667
24 127
24 336
24 889
25 761
26 346
9. Interest on household debt as proportion of gross disposable income(g) %
5.8
5.8
5.3
6.6
8.1
9.3

Wealth

Household net wealth
10. Median net worth $'000
na
na
na
na
359.5
na
11. Lowest net worth quintile(h) $'000
na
na
na
na
23.1
na
12. Highest net worth quintile(i) $'000
na
na
na
na
1 649.2
na
Share of wealth
13. Lowest net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
0.8
na
14. Middle net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
12.9
na
15. Highest net worth quintile %
na
na
na
na
58.6
na

Labour

Labour force
16. Employed full-time %
71.4
70.7
68.8
68.2
68.7
68.7
17. Employed part-time %
22.8
23.7
25.0
25.7
25.7
26.1
18. Unemployed %
5.8
5.5
6.3
6.0
5.6
5.3
19. Labour force underutilisation rate(j) %
9.3
11.0
11.9
10.9
10.5
10.7
20. Long term unemployment rate %
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.1
21. Total labour force '000
3 162
3 216
3 271
3 328
3 356
3 389
Participation rate(k)
22. Males %
71.5
71.0
71.0
70.9
70.6
70.3
23. Females %
52.7
53.5
53.9
54.7
54.6
54.8
24. Persons %
61.9
62.1
62.2
62.7
62.5
62.5
25. Job vacancies '000
46.5
39.0
28.4
36.7
38.4
43.8

na not available
(a) Data are for 12 months to 30 June, unless specified otherwise.
(b) Data are for May quarter.
(c) Persons in the 2nd and 3rd deciles after being ranked by their equivalised disposable income.
(d) Persons in the 5th and 6th deciles after being ranked by their equivalised disposable income.
(e) Persons in the top (9th and 10th) deciles after being ranked by their equivalised disposable income.
(f) Reference year for chain volume measure is 2003-04.
(g) Income payable for interest on dwellings and consumer debt as a proportion of gross disposable income.
(h) Mean net worth of households in the 1st and 2nd deciles after being ranked according to household net worth.
(i) Mean net worth of households in the 9th and 10th deciles after being ranked according to household net worth.
(j) Data are for September.
(k) Persons aged 15 years and over.
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY(a), Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Key economic indicators

State Accounts
1. Gross state product(b) $m
267 181
275 630
280 628
286 765
290 746
293 978
2. Real gross state income(b) $m
258 432
265 975
272 944
280 988
290 746
299 003
3. State final demand(b) $m
255 394
253 582
258 846
272 263
284 606
294 102
Expenditure
4. Private new capital expenditure(b) $m
13 321
13 166
12 046
13 397
14 371
17 156
5. Retail turnover - all industries(b) $m
56 470
57 244
59 809
62 582
65 888
67 487
6. Building work done(b) $m
18 723
12 510
14 235
16 786
17 144
16 105
7. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier no.
185 933
r188 169
210 423
203 166
205 192
184 958
8. Dwelling unit approvals no.
r52 291
r34 550
r50 500
r50 005
r47 723
38 047
9. New motor vehicle sales no.
268 238
284 835
280 252
290 212
308 266
308 763
Labour force
10. Labour force participation rate %
61.9
62.1
62.3
62.7
62.5
62.5
11. Employed persons '000
2 979
3 037
3 066
3 128
3 169
3 211

Change from previous financial year

State Accounts
12. Gross state product(b) %
4.5
3.2
1.8
2.2
1.4
1.1
13. Real gross state income(b) %
4.7
2.9
2.6
2.9
3.5
2.8
14. State final demand(b) %
5.6
-0.7
2.1
5.2
4.5
3.3
Expenditure
15. Private new capital expenditure(b) %
12.2
-1.2
-8.5
11.2
r7.3
19.4
16. Retail turnover(b) %
5.1
1.4
4.5
4.6
r5.3
2.4
17. Building work done(b) %
r5.1
r-33.2
r13.8
r17.9
r2.1
-6.1
18. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier %
16.1
r1.2
r11.8
-3.4
1.0
-9.9
19. Dwelling unit approvals %
r-0.6
-33.9
r46.2
r-1.0
r-4.6
-20.3
20. New motor vehicle sales %
-6.6
6.2
-1.6
3.6
6.2
0.2
Price Indexes
21. Consumer Price Index - Sydney %
2.4
6.2
3.0
2.8
2.1
2.5
22. Established House Price Index - Sydney %
11.0
7.0
17.3
21.2
14.3
-0.9
Labour force
23. Wage Price Index %
3.1
3.7
3.2
3.5
3.8
3.6
24. Employed persons %
2.8
1.9
0.9
2.0
1.3
1.3

Per capita

State Accounts
25. Gross state product(b) $
41 425
42 203
42 467
43 061
43 377
43 556
26. Real gross state income(b) $
40 068
40 725
41 304
42 193
43 377
44 300
27. State final demand(b) $
39 597
38 827
39 170
40 883
42 261
43 575
Expenditure
28. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier per 1,000
28.8
r28.8
31.8
30.5
30.6
27.4
29. Dwelling unit approvals per 1,000
8.1
5.3
7.6
7.5
7.1
5.6
30. New motor vehicle sales per 1,000
41.6
43.6
42.4
43.6
46.0
45.7

r revised
(a) Data is for the 12 months to 30 June.
(b) Chain volume measures. Reference year is 2003-04.
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TRANSPORT, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Motor vehicles

1. Passenger vehicles on register '000
. .
3 007
3 088
3 163
3 250
3 327
2. Passenger vehicles on register per 1,000 population no.
. .
461
464
473
484
492
3. Proportion of dwellings with a vehicle %
. .
87.0
na
na
na
na
4. Average number of vehicles per dwelling rate
. .
1.4
na
na
na
na
5. Motor fuel consumption(a) million litres
. .
7 833
8 040
8 466
8 038
na
6. Distance travelled(a) million km
51 088
58 553
60 792
na
58 875
na
7. Freight transport(a) billion tonne-km
na
26.5
27.7
na
30.0
na

Road traffic crashes and casualties

8. Crashes per 100,000 population(b) rate
816
788
760
r737
704
nya
9. Injuries per 100,000 population(b) rate
444
455
429
407
392
nya
10. Fatalities per 100,000 population(b) rate
9.3
8.0
8.5
8.1
7.6
nya
11. Injured no.
28 813
29 913
28 447
27 208
26 323
nya
12. Killed no.
603
524
561
539
510
nya
13. Alcohol related convictions involving disqualification(c) '000
21.0
26.9
19.7
23.8
21.9
21.8
14. Exceeding speed paid traffic infringements(c) '000
313.3
440.4
445.6
388.0
510.7
446.5

Travel patterns in Sydney SD

15. Average weekday trips per capita no.
3.8
3.7
3.8
3.8
nya
nya
16. Average weekend trips per capita no.
3.2
3.2
3.3
3.2
nya
nya
17. Average duration work trips min
32
31
32
31
nya
nya
18. Average duration non-work trips min
18
18
18
18
nya
nya

Mode of travel to work in Sydney SD(d)

19. Private vehicle(e) %
69.7
68.8
69.3
69.6
nya
nya
20. Train %
15.3
15.8
15.6
15.4
nya
nya
21. Bus %
6.9
6.4
6.3
6.0
nya
nya
22. Walk only %
6.0
6.5
6.2
6.6
nya
nya
23. Other %
2.2
2.6
2.6
2.4
nya
nya

Traffic volume

24. Change in urban traffic volume(c) % increase
. .
. .
. .
2.2
1.4
2.2
25. Travel speed: 7 major routes AM peak(c) km/hrs
. .
. .
. .
34
34
31
26. Travel speed: 7 major routes PM peak(c) km/hrs
. .
. .
. .
41
41
41

. . not applicable
na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Year ended 31 October.
(b) Per 100,000 estimated resident population.
(c) Year ended 30 June.
(d) Data are for an average weekday. Proportion of linked work trips only.
(e) Includes vehicle drivers and vehicle passengers.
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ENVIRONMENT, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Biodiversity(a)

1. Threatened species - animals(b) no.
na
291
296
302
326
316
2. Threatened species - plants(b) no.
na
539
573
587
615
608
3. Endangered ecological communities no.
na
47
60
63
66
80

Air

4. Mean minimum temperature - Sydney oC
14.5
14.7
14.6
14.5
14.7
14.8
5. Mean maximum temperature - Sydney oC
22.7
23.1
23.1
22.7
23.4
23.4
6. Regional pollution index - Sydney - high morning(c) days
r7
15
15
r9
6
5
7. Regional pollution index - Sydney - high afternoon(c) days
6
r16
r16
r8
r3
1

Land

8. Establishments with agricultural activity(d) '000 ha
62 093
61 007
63 386
65 126
63 581
nya
9. Land approved to be cleared(e) '000 ha
r78
r92
r58
r64
r74
r45
10. Land showing signs of salinity(e) '000 ha
na
na
124
na
na
na
11. Forest stock(e) '000 ha
na
na
na
26 981
na
na
12. Native forest protected(e) '000 ha
na
na
na
9 398
na
na

Water

13. Annual total rainfall - Sydney mm
822
1 359
860
1 200
995
816
14. Total consumption GL
na
9 425
na
na
na
na
15. Agricultural use %
na
77.7
na
na
na
na
16. Household use %
na
7.2
na
na
na
na
17. Household use per capita kL
na
101
na
na
na
na

Energy consumption

18. Electricity TJ
na
na
143 017
na
na
na
19. Diesel TJ
na
na
113 175
na
na
na
20. Natural gas TJ
na
na
66 015
na
na
na
21. Petrol TJ
na
na
54 310
na
na
na

Waste disposal(e)(f)

22. Municipal per capita kg
na
na
345
334
na
na
23. Commercial and industrial per capita kg
na
na
444
476
na
na
24. Construction and demolition per capita kg
na
na
228
241
na
na

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Data at end of each calendar year.
(b) Sum of presumed extinct species, endangered species and vulnerable species.
(c) Central East Sydney only.
(d) Data are at 30 March.
(e) Year ended 30 June.
(f) Greater Sydney region: encompasses Sydney metropolitan, Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra regions.
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DATA SOURCES

Chapters
Summary table indicators

POPULATION
ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
13
ABS Overseas Arrivals and Departures Collection
14
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
1-3; 17-21
Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (cat. no. 3238.0)
10
Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0)
11-12
Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales (cat. no. 3235.1.55.001)
4-9
Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0)
15-16; 22-23
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
7
ABS Survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities
27-28
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
20
ABS Survey of Income and Housing
17
ABS Vitals Collection
10
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2006, Child Protection Australia 2003-04 (AIHW cat. no. CWS 26)
24
Child Care, New South Wales Tables (cat. no. 4402.0)
18; 21-23
Demography, New South Wales (cat. no. 3311.1.55.001)
9
Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001)
11-12
Family Characteristics, Australia (cat. no. 4442.0)
13
General Social Survey, New South Wales (cat. no. 4159.1.55.001)
19; 25
Household and Family Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3236.0)
1-2
Household Use of Information Technology, Australia (cat. no. 8146.0)
29
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
3-6; 14-16
Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001)
8
Participation in Sport and Physical Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4177.0)
26
HEALTH
ABS Australian Historical Population Statistics Collection
1-2
ABS Causes of Death
21-24
ABS National Health Survey
3-14
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2002, Residential Aged Care in Australia 2000-01 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 22) to AIHW 2004, Residential Aged Care in Australia 2003-04 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 43)
28
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2001, Australian Hospital Statistics 1999-00 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 14) to AIHW, 2005, Australian Hospital Statistics 2003-04 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 37)
25-27
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2005, Health Expenditure Australia 2003-04 (AIHW cat. no. HWE 32)
32
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services in NSW, 2003-04
30
Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0)
18-20
NSW Inpatient Statistics Collection and ABS population estimates (HOIST), Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Department of Health
29
Private Health Insurance Administration Council http://www.phiac.gov.au
31
Tracy EA, Roder D, Bishop J, Chen S, Chen W, Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality 2003, Sydney, Cancer Council NSW updated on the Statistical Reporting Module http://www.statistics.cancerinstitute.org.au
15-16
WorkCover Authority NSW, Workers' Compensation Statistics NSW, 2000-01 to 2003-04
17
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ABS Survey of Education and Work
21-23; 26-28
Department of Education, Science and Training, Students, 2004: Selected Higher Education Statistics
15-16
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, June 2005
14
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Students and courses, 2004
13
National Indigenous Preschool Census 2000-2004; National Preschool Census, 2005, Department of Education, Science and Training
1; 8
NSW Department of Education and Training, Annual Report 2005
24-25
Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
2-7; 9-12; 17-20
CRIME AND JUSTICE
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, NSW Criminal Courts Statistics, 2004 and 2005
15-22
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Recorded Crime Statistics Database
9-14
Corrective Services, Australia (cat. no. 4512.0)
23-24
Crime and Safety, Australia (cat. no. 4509.0)
1-8
Crime and Safety, New South Wales (cat. no. 4509.1)
1-8
NSW Department of Corrective Services, Annual Reports 2003-04 and 2004-05
29
Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0)
25-26
Productivity Commission, Report on Government Services, 2006
27-28
HOUSING
ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
1
ABS Building Activity
2-3
ABS Housing Finance for Owner Occupation
20; 22-23
ABS Survey of Housing Occupancy and Costs
4-7; 13-17
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2000, Homeless People in SAAP: SAAP National Data Collection Annual Report 2003-04, NSW Supplementary Tables (AIHW cat. no. HOU 120)
12
House Price Indexes, Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0)
18-19
NSW Department of Housing, Annual Report 2004-05
8-11
Reserve Bank Bulletin Table F05, Indicator Lending Rates
21
HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC RESOURCES
ABS Household Income and Expenditure Survey
4-7
Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0)
19
Australian National Accounts, State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0)
8-9
Average Weekly Earnings, Australia (cat. no. 6302.0)
3
Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, Detailed Tables (cat. no. 6523.0.55.001)
1-2
Household Wealth and Wealth Distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6554.0)
10-15
Job Vacancies, Australia (cat. no. 6354.0)
25
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
16-18; 20-24
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ABS Building Activity Survey
6; 17
ABS Housing and Lending Finance
7; 18; 28
Australian National Accounts, State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0)
1-3; 12-14; 25-27
Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0)
8; 19; 29
Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0)
21
House Price Indexes, Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0)
22
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
10-11; 24
Labour Price Index (cat. no. 6345.0)
23
Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0)
4; 15
Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)
5; 16
Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 9314.0.55.001)
9; 20; 30
TRANSPORT
ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
3-4
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, Household Travel Survey, 2003
15-23
Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (cat. no. 9309.0)
1-2
Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW
8-14; 24-26
Survey of Motor Vehicle Use: Data Cubes, Australia (cat. no. 9210.0.55.001)
5-7
ENVIRONMENT
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)
8
Bureau of Meteorology
4-5
Bureau of Meteorology web site http://www.bom.gov.au
13
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Bureau of Rural Science, Australia's State of the Forests Report, 2003
11-12
Department of Environment and Conservation, Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery in NSW - A Progress Report, 2004
22-24
Department of Natural Resources, Public Register of Clearing Applications, Draft Native Vegetation Regulation 2004: Regulatory Impact Statement
11
Detailed Energy Statistics, Australia, 2001-02 (cat. no. 4648.0.55.001)
18-21
New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation, Regional Pollution Index, Corrected RPI data 28 March 2006
6-7
Salinity on Australian Farms, 2002 (cat. no. 4615.0)
10; 12
Schedules 1 and 2; Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No. 101; Schedules 4 and 5: Fisheries Management Act 1994 No. 38
1-3
Water Account, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 4610.0)
14-17

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