Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002
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The standard of living of individuals and families depends on a number of economic and social resources. These resources provide for the consumption of goods and services and for participation in society. Resources may be in the form of:
While statistics about income and wealth can describe the economic resources available and statistics about expenditure can describe associated consumption patterns, there are other issues that are important in understanding living standards. For example, poor health or limited access to educational facilities may lead to greater expenditure in those areas, leaving relatively less expenditure on other basic necessities of life than for those who earn similar incomes.
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