1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Sep 2002  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2002   
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INDIGENOUS SOCIAL SURVEY

Enumeration of the first Indigenous Social Survey (ISS) will be undertaken between August and December this year. Information will be collected by personal interview from approximately 12,000 Indigenous people aged 15 years and over throughout Australia, including those living in remote and very remote areas. The ISS will provide a range of information relating to the social, economic and cultural participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The ISS will allow the exploration of relationships between issues such as health, housing, education and employment. It will also share some data items with the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) and the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS). These links will enable comparative evaluations of the current wellbeing of Indigenous people in Australia. For more information contact Grazyna Majchrzak-Hamilton on (02) 6252 5055, email graz.hamilton@abs.gov.au.