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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004   
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AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS 2004: SUMMARY OF ARTICLES


Cumulative List of Articles

POPULATION CHAPTER


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CHAPTER

    Social interactions outside home - examines how levels of support outside the home, participation in sport and cultural activities, and feelings of safety varied according to people's characteristics.

    Support for people with a disability - summarises key information about people with disabilities and their informal and formal support.

    Families with no employed parent - presents characteristics of families, with children under 15 years, where there is no employed parent.

    Being unemployed, a lone parent or a recently arrived migrant - highlights the diverse social and economic circumstances they experience.

    Formal child care - looks at children under 12 years in formal child care, changes in formal child care since the early 1990s, and parents' preferences for additional care.



HEALTH CHAPTER

    Living with asthma - examines the prevalence of asthma and how people manage their asthma.

    Cancer trends - presents trends in the incidence of cancer, survival rates, and mortality, focusing on the National Health Priority Areas framework.

    How women care for their health - focuses on women having pap smears, mammograms and the prevalence of smoking and other risk behaviours among women.



EDUCATION AND TRAINING CHAPTER
WORK CHAPTER ECONOMIC RESOURCES CHAPTER
HOUSING CHAPTER

    Homelessness - the number of homeless people, their use of supported accommodation services, and their situations before and after accessing these services.

    Home ownership - trends in home ownership, house prices and the relationship between the size of first home loans and average earnings.

    High rise living - compares socio-demographic characteristics of high rise residents to residents in separate houses, and looks at how the high rise residential population changed over the last two decades.


OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN

    Overseas travel and recent world events - looks at the characteristics of people travelling to and from Australia, as well as travel patterns in the months following recent world events.

    Environmental concerns and related activities - looks at people's changing level of environmental concern and household participation in the environmentally-friendly activities over ten years to 2001.

    Religious affiliation and activity - presents trends as reported in censuses since 1933, plus the relationship between religious affiliation, religious activity and unpaid voluntary work.

    Women in prison - presents trends in women's imprisonment and the characteristics of women prisoners.


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