PROGRESS IN AUSTRALIA
THE HEADLINE DIMENSIONS
The following summaries on the 14 headline dimensions of progress are grouped into four broad areas:
- The economy and economic resources
- The environment
- Living together
The table below shows the grouping of the dimensions under each of these areas, and provides points of interest from the following summaries for each dimension.
|Individuals||The economy and|
|The environment||Living together|
1996 to 2006, Life expectancy increases for men and women.
Education and training:
1997 to 2007, More Australians obtain a non-school qualification.
1997 to 2007, The unemployment rate decreases.
1996-97 to 2006-07, Australia experiences significant real income growth.
1994-95 to 2005-06, The real income of low income Australians increases.
1997 to 2007, Australia’s real net worth per person rises.
2005-06, Most Australians are not experiencing overcrowding.
1996-97 to 2006-07, Australia experiences productivity improvement.
|The natural landscape:|
2000 to 2007, The number of threatened birds and mammals assessed as extinct, endangered or vulnerable rises.
1995 to 2005, The rate of land clearing increased.
The air and atmosphere:
1997 to 2006, Air quality is generally good, even though bushfires have obscured this trend.
1990 to 2006, Net greenhouse gas emissions have risen.
Oceans and estuaries:
1996 to 2006, The number of fish species classified as overfished increases for Commonwealth fisheries.
|Family, community and social cohesion:|
2000 to 2006, More Australians are participating in voluntary work.
1998 to 2005, Rates of personal crime increase slightly, and household crime rates decrease.
Democracy, governance and citizenship:
2004 to 2007, The vast majority of eligible Australians are enrolled to vote.
This page last updated 11 May 2009