Australian Bureau of Statistics
1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2010 Final
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New Edition of Australian Social Trends
The ABS released the latest edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) on 29 September 2010. The publication draws together a wide range of statistics from the ABS and other official sources to provide a picture of Australian society and how it is changing over time.
Some of the articles include:
Parental divorce or death during childhood. Compared with people whose parents did not divorce or separate, those who did, were less likely to finish school, more likely to enter a de facto relationship at a younger age, and of those who married, they were less likely to remain married.
The city and the bush: Indigenous wellbeing across Remoteness Areas.While there have been improvements in a range of indicators for Indigenous Australians in recent years, such as school completion rates and employment, inequalities remain evident between Remoteness Areas.
Older people and the labour market. Just over one-third of all people aged 55 years and over (or 1.9 million people) were in the labour force in 2009-10, with this participation rate increasing strongly over the past decade.
Australian workers: Educational and workplace training. The labour force is becoming increasingly skilled with 66% of workers having a non-school qualification in 2009, up from 59% in 2001. One third of people aged 25-34 had a bachelor degree or higher, making this group the most qualified.
Further information is available in the September edition of Australian Social Trends, 2010 (cat. no. 4102.0), available for free download from the ABS website, www.abs.gov.au.
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