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1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2010  Final
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Sizzling Statistics

Holidays
There were a record 6.8 million short-term departures by Australians in 2009-10, equivalent to 31 trips for every 100 Australians. Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0).

Criminal Records
In 2009, the number of crime victims recorded by the Western Australia Police decreased for most offences including Homicide and related offences; Sexual assault; Robbery; Unlawful entry with intent; Motor vehicle theft; and Other theft. The single exception was Assault for which the number of victims increased by 4% in 2009. Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5).

Late Bloomers?
Fertility rates decreased for all age groups in Western Australia between 2008 and 2009, except for women aged 45-59 years for whom the fertility rate increased. Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0).

Too Cool For School?
The apparent retention rate from Year 7/8 to Year 12 for all students in WA increased between 2008 and 2009, rising to 69% for males and 81% for females. Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5).

Swapsies
There were 529,200 New Zealand-born people living in Australia in 2009, up by 89% over the last two decades. In 2006, it was estimated that for every 100 New Zealanders living in New Zealand, there were 15 living in Australia.
Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0).


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