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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Aug 2010 Quality Declaration
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Australian Health Survey
The health of Australians will be getting its most comprehensive check-up ever, with the announcement of the Australian Health Survey to be conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The survey is being planned in close consultation with the Department of Health and Ageing and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
It will include new and better measures of what Australians are eating and how physically active they are. It will also collect other health information, such as whether people have been diagnosed with arthritis or heart disease.
In another first, the survey will also measure chronic disease risk factors such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
The survey will also ask people to consider a visit to a pathology centre so that information on health risks factors can be derived from blood and urine samples. This will give a more accurate picture of the number of Australians with health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetes risk or poor nutritional status.
Around 50,000 people across Australia will be asked to take part in the survey, which is planned to start in April 2011.
Further information is available on The Australian Health Survey home page.
APA Conference 2010
Registration available now online - Early bird discounts close Friday 3 September
The 15th Biennial Australian Population Association (APA) Conference will be held from Tuesday 30 November to Friday 3 December 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.
The theme of the conference will be the impacts of generational change.
The Australian Population Association invites you to join some of Australia's principal demographic thinkers and contribute to the debate. Should Australia continue to allow a large overseas migrant intake and what are the consequences? Will current high fertility levels continue into the future? Can we overcome potential impacts on living standards by working harder and smarter?
Highlights of the 2010 national conference program include:
With registration costs starting at $495 (or $280 for day registration), this represents excellent value.
Trade displays and a wide range of sponsorship opportunities are still available, and can be secured by contacting the Conference Manager - Event Solutions.
See the APA Conference website for program details, sponsorship opportunities and to register on-line now.
A Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy
A Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy is now available on the ABS website.
The Guide provides useful information about how statistics can be used to make informed policy decisions, and includes the following information:
The Guide is available under the Federal Government theme page on the ABS website which is accessible via the 'Understanding Statistics' link on the left hand navigation bar then 'Information for You' then 'Federal Government'. Alternatively, access the guide via the above link.
2011 Census Countdown
Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services
Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing -- Proposed Products and Services, 2011 (cat. no. 2011.0) was released on 29 July 2010.
The Census of Population and Housing provides a wealth of information about Australia's population and the dwellings in which we live. The next Census is scheduled for 9 August 2011.
Planning is well underway for the 2011 Census output program. We are committed to releasing the results of the Census through a wide range of products and services designed to make it easy for you to access the data you need.
The first results from the 2011 Census will be released in June 2012.
The key goals of the 2011 Census output program are to:
The release of this information paper marks the start of a wide consultation program. We encourage you to read through the proposals in this paper and visit ABS Betaworks for a glimpse of what the products might look like. While you are there, please complete the short on-line survey and give us feedback. Your input will ensure that we continue to develop our output products so they meet your data needs.
We will be conducting user information sessions around Australia later this year to discuss our proposals with you in more detail. Please come along in person and share your views on the proposed 2011 Census output product range. Session times will be advertised on the ABS website.
If you need clarification or more information, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your input and support for the 2011 Census.
Demography News, Aug 2010
Demography News, Aug 2010 (cat. no. 3106.0) was released on 17 August 2010.
Demographic statistics provide measures of the Australian population, its size, growth, composition and geographic distribution, as well as the components that shape population change: births, deaths and migration.
This newsletter provides information about the latest demographic research and analysis being undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Crime and Justice News, 2010
Crime and Justice News, 2010 (cat. no. 4500.0) was released on 29 July 2010.
Crime and Justice News is the annual newsletter of the National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics (NCCJS) at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Crime and Justice News provides information on current and upcoming projects, snapshot data from recent NCCJS publications, and information about current issues in the Crime and Justice sector.
Interested readers are also invited to visit the Crime and Justice Theme Page on the ABS web site for information on the above, links to crime and justice publications and resources, and further details about accessing and using crime and justice statistics.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Newly developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages have been added on the ABS website.
The FAQs have largely been designed to improve access, use and understanding of ABS statistics. This assistance will help target essentially the 'tourist' category of user, who is not familiar with ABS terminology, statistical concepts, or organisation of the ABS website. It also aims to achieve the following benefits:
The FAQs are divided into three distinct categories:
To date the FAQs have been received positively with a future view to enhance and increase their use over time.
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