1003.0 - ABS News for Libraries (Issue No. 61), Aug 2007  
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Census @ Southern Cross University

University, TAFE and Education libraries have been promoting 2006 Census data.

Anne Freer, NSW ISP Consultant visited Southern Cross University and delivered a Census seminar.

    Southern Cross University LEP Contact, Tim Pedrazzini with their Census release display
      New Publications:

      The ABS has recently released several resources which are excellent starting points for tracking down data in specific subject areas:

      Sports and Physical Recreation: a Statistical Overview, Australia, 2007 (Edition 1) (cat. no. 4156.0)
      This publication brings together the data on sports and physical recreation, from a range of sources. It contains information about the number of people who play sports; the most popular sports played; the number of people attending sporting events; the amount people spend on sports and physical recreation; the economic activity of businesses, clubs and associations involved in providing sports and physical recreation goods and services; the people who work in sports and physical recreation occupations or industries; and the levels of support provided by volunteers, sponsorship and government funding.

      A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 1136.0)
      Check this Directory to find what data sources, data items and publications are available relating to Education and Training. It includes information about education costs and expenditures, childcare and preschool education, primary and secondary school education, vocational education and training, higher education, indigenous education and training, other statistical or research reports on education and training, and on classifications and manuals for Australian education and training statistics.

      Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2007 (cat. no. 3414.0)
      Search by topic to find the key data sources for both ABS and non-ABS statistics. This guide brings together summaries of all Australian statistics collections relating to migrants and ethnicity, and includes government, academic and private sources.
      If you are aware of other migrant related data that may be of interest, let our Migrant Statistics Unit know by sending an email to: migrant.statistics.unit@abs.gov.au

      A new Migrant Data Matrix is currently under development to be used in conjunction with the Guide.