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Data sources and definitions


OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN: DATA

Indicators Data source

1–6ABS Population Survey Monitor 1998, 1999, 2000; ABS Survey of Education, Training and Information Technology 2001; ABS General Social Survey 2002; ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2003; ABS Mulit-purpose Household Survey 2004–05.
7–8ABS Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (ABS cat. no. 9309.0); Australian Demographic Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0).
9–10Water Account for Australia, Australia, 1993–94 to 1996–97, 2000–01 (ABS cat. no. 4610.0).
11–12Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4509.0).




OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN: DEFINITIONS

Broadband
defined by the ABS as an "always on" Internet connection with an access speed equal to or greater than 256 Kilobits per second.
Reference: Household Use of Information Technology (ABS cat. no. 8146.0).

Estimated resident population (ERP)
the official measure of the population of Australia based on the concept of residence. It refers to all people, regardless of nationality or citizenship, who usually live in Australia, with the exception of foreign diplomatic personnel and their families. It includes usual residents who are overseas for less than 12 months. It excludes overseas residents who are in Australia for less than 12 months.
Reference: Australian Demographic Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0).

Household
a group of related or unrelated people who usually live in the same private dwelling or a lone person living in a private dwelling.
Reference: Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4130.0.55.001).

Household crime
includes break-in, attempted break-in and motor vehicle theft.
Reference: Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4509.0).

Internet
a world-wide public computer network. Organisations and individuals can connect their computers to this network and exchange information across a country and/or across the world. The Internet provides access to a number of communication services including the World Wide Web and carries email, news, entertainment and data files.
Reference: Household Use of Information Technology (ABS cat. no. 8146.0).

Passenger vehicles
motor vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of persons and containing up to nine seats (including the driver's seat). Included are cars, station wagons, four-wheel drive passenger vehicles and forward-control passenger vehicles. Excluded are campervans.
Reference: Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (ABS cat. no. 9309.0).

Personal crime
includes robbery, assault and sexual assault.
Reference: Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4509.0).

Victim
a household or person reporting at least one of the offences surveyed. Victims were counted once only for each type of offence, regardless of the number of incidents of that type.
Reference: Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4509.0).

Victims of personal crime
data refers to the victimisation prevalence rate which is the number of victims of an offence in a given population expressed as a percentage of that population.
Reference: Crime and Safety, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4509.0).

Water consumption
water consumption is equal to mains water use plus self-extracted water use plus reuse water use minus mains water supplied to other users minus in-stream use (where applicable).
Reference: Water Account Australia (ABS cat. no. 4610.0).

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