Australian Bureau of Statistics
2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile -- A Regional Analysis, 1996
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Australia in Profile: A regional analysis of SA - ABS
A major new social report, Australia in Profile: A Regional Analysis,released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, analyses results from the 1996 Census of Population and Housing to describe some of the major differences or similarities in the characteristics and well-being of people living in different parts of Australia. This report enables comparison of South Australian regions with regions across other States and Territories.
This report capitalises on the strength of the Census which has the capacity to provide detailed information for small geographic areas. The report compares and contrasts the circumstances of people living in urban and rural areas, and identifies regions with the highest or lowest proportions of people with particular characteristics.
Australia in Profile: A Regional Analysis is divided into two main parts. The first consists of seven chapters discussing topics of social interest and concern in a range of areas including, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and employment and unemployment.
The second part of the report consists of a detailed social indicator table which presents a selection of key indicators for Statistical Local Areas - towns, shires and municipalities - across SA and Australia. At a glance South Australia can be compared with other regions in Australia.
Some of the main South Australian findings in the report are:
Australia in Profile: a Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0) is available at ABS bookshops. Other Media Releases which look Nationally and at individual States and Territories are also available from this site.
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