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STATISTICS NEWS NSW
RESIDENTIAL AND WORKPLACE MOBILITY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAVEL: RESULTS OF THE 2008 NSW STATE SUPPLEMENTARY SURVEY RELEASED
Results from the 2008 NSW State Supplementary Survey were released on 19 May 2009. The topic for the 2008 State Supplementary Survey was Residential and Workplace Mobility and Implications for Travel (cat. no. 3240.0).
The survey measured the demographic characteristics of movers and non-movers; the reasons why people changed their usual residence; the reasons why people changed their current suburb of employment; and the modes of transport typically used to travel to the current suburb of employment.
VARIATIONS IN REGIONAL INCOMES: RELEASE OF THE LATEST REGIONAL WAGE AND SALARY EARNER STATISTICS
Australians derive their income from a variety of sources including their own unincorporated business, investments, superannuation and government payments, but the most common source is from wages and salaries. Released on 16 April 2009, Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5673.0.55.003) presents data on estimates of personal income for people whose main (or principal) source of income in the 2005-06 financial year was wages and salaries.
The main features article of the publication illustrates ways that the data can be used to explore regional variation in income. The article:
The data show that seven of the top ten wage and salary earning SLAs in Australia are located within the Sydney Statistical Division (SD). Of these, Mosman had Australia's highest average wage and salary income in 2005-06 ($100,177). In Sydney SD, the SLAs with the highest average wages and salaries have high proportions of earners in Manager and administrator and Professional occupations.
In NSW outside of the Sydney SD, the SLAs with the highest average wages and salaries have high proportions of earners in Tradesperson and related worker, and Intermediate production and transport worker occupations. These include regions known for mining operations, such as Singleton, Muswellbrook and Cobar.
MEASURING AUSTRALIA'S PROGRESS: REGIONAL DATA
Measures of Australia's Progress, Summary Indicators, 2009 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001) was released on 30 April and includes spreadsheets of the national headline indicators at state and territory level, where applicable.
This release of Measuring Australia's Progress presents an annual update to headline indicators covering society, the economy and the environment. It provides information on the conceptual framework for Measuring Australia's Progress as well as links to feature articles from past editions.
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS: LATEST EDITION
The ABS released the latest edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) on 30 June 2009. 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.
The latest edition features five articles:
The release will also include indicator spreadsheets presenting national and state summary data on population, education and training, and other areas of social concern.
COMMUNITY INDICATORS: NSW TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DISCUSSION
Policy and decision-makers from around Australia will assemble on 22-23 July 2009 in Brisbane to discuss a national approach to the development of community-based indicators. The Community Indicators Summit 09 will provide a unique opportunity for those interested in community indicators to share experiences, exchange ideas and report on advancements in the field in Australia and internationally.
The Summit is part of the OECD's Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies which highlights the need to move 'beyond GDP' to a more comprehensive view of societal progress that takes into account social and environmental concerns as well as economic ones. Keynote speaker Jon Hall, Manager, OECD World Forum Project, will report on international developments and the 3rd OECD World Forum to be held in Busan, Korea later this year.
One of the major outcomes expected from the Summit is the establishment of a national network of community indicators practitioners as part of an evolving National Statistical Service. Visit www.nss.gov.au for more information about the Community Indicators Summit 09 and the National Statistical Service.
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