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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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About MAP

HOW HAS MAP EVOLVED SINCE THE LAST RELEASE?

Measures of Australia's Progress continues to evolve and a number of changes have been incorporated into this edition:

  • The publication is now entirely electronic, supported by a hard copy brochure. This has allowed us to use data visualisation tools to enhance the graphs. See How do I navigate this product? for details on how to navigate the electronic MAP.
  • A dashboard display of social, economic and environmental headline indicators on the MAP home page improves the accessibility and visibility of the measures and helps people, at a glance, to assess whether some key aspects of life in Australia are getting better.
  • The Environment domain has been restructured towards a presentation that is more consistent with other major environmental reports, notably the State of the Environment report produced five yearly under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
  • A headline indicator, low income rental affordability, has been included for the first time in the Housing dimension.
Go to our blog to tell us your views on these changes

This edition of MAP also includes a special article outlining future directions for measuring Australia's progress Future Directions Essay. The ABS encourages readers to provide feedback on this article and the approach it proposes on our blog.

 

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