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RECENT SOCIAL STATISTICS


Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009
Migration, Australia, 2008-09
Perspectives on Migrants, June 2010
Measures of Australia's Progress: Regional Data
Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2009
Updated Time Series Spreadsheets for Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2009 (Additional Information)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Australia: Summary Booklet, 2008
Microdata: Education and Training, Basic CURF, Australia, 2009
Microdata: Education and Training, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009
Understanding Data Quality - Helping You Make Better Decisions



Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009

Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4839.0.55.001) was released on 30 July 2010.

This publication provides national data on access and barriers to a range of health care services including general practitioners, medical specialists and other health professionals, imaging and pathology, after hours care and hospital/emergency departments. Data is also presented on patient experiences of care and information provision. It includes data from people that did not access health services as well as from those who did and enables analysis of health service information in relation to particular population groups.

Some data for Queensland:

  • In the past 12 months, 82% of people aged 15 years and over saw a general practitioner (GP), 12% were admitted to hospital and 13% visited an emergency department.
  • In the past 12 months, 290,100 people aged 15 years and over were admitted to hospital once and 121,400 were admitted two or more times.

Migration, Australia, 2008-09

Migration, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 3412.0) was released on 29 July 2010.

This publication brings together statistics on international migration into and out of Australia, interstate migration within Australia and information on overseas-born residents of Australia. Australia's migration is described in the context of the Government's migration program and in comparison with international migration experienced by other countries.
Perspectives on Migrants, June 2010

Perspectives on Migrants, June 2010 (cat. no. 3416.0) was released on 15 June 2010.

Issues and debates relating to migrants, ethnicity and migration programs are common place within the Australian political and media landscape. The National Migrant Statistics Unit (NMSU), through the 'Perspectives on Migrants' series attempts to provide informed commentary to assist those interested in these major issues. Previously the 'Perspectives on Migrants' series has been released on an annual basis, but they will now be released on an irregular basis.

Measures of Australia's Progress: Regional Data

Measures of Australia's Progress (cat. no. 1370.0) (MAP) tries to answer the question: 'is life in Australia getting better?' The next edition is due for release on 15 September, 2010 as a web based publication. There will be spreadsheets containing the data used in MAP available to download and for the headline indicators state and territory data will also be available (where applicable). The publication will also include a slim-line brochure which highlights key information from MAP.
Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2009

Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3235.0) was released on 5 August 2010.

This publication contains final estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June 2004 and preliminary estimates as at 30 June 2009, based on Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), and states and territories, according to the 2009 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Some data for Queensland:
  • Between June 2004 and June 2009, Queensland recorded the largest and fastest growth of any state or territory (a total of 524,200 people or 13.4% over the period).
  • Over the same period, Queensland had the largest and fastest increase of children aged under 15 years (80,500 or 10.0%) and the second largest increase in people aged 65 and over (81,200).
  • At June 2009, there were the same number of males as females, i.e. the sex ratio (the number of males per 100 females) was even (100.0).

Updated Time Series Spreadsheets for Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2009 (Additional Information)

Updated Time Series Spreadsheets for Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Jun 2009 (cat. no. 3201.0) were released on 12 August 2010.

The product includes Time Series Spreadsheets containing population estimates by single year of age and sex for each state and territory from June 1971 to June 2009. Population estimates from 30 June 2008 onwards have been revised following scheduled annual revisions for 2007-08 financial year.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Australia: Summary Booklet, 2008

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Australia: Summary Booklet, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0.55.003) was reissued on 20 July 2010.

The summary booklets are intended for use by Indigenous Engagement Managers while visiting Indigenous Communities. They present a shorter summary of the results from the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, on a wide range of topics including population, culture and language, health, education, labour force, housing, family and support networks, children and young adults.
Microdata: Education and Training, Basic CURF, Australia, 2009

Microdata: Education and Training, Basic CURF, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.002) was released on 30 July 2010.

This Basic CURF provides detailed information from the 2009 Survey of Education and Training. As well as general demographic data, it contains a range of data items relating to educational and learning activity in Australia covering topics such as the level and field of educational attainment, participation in various types of education and training, details of training courses completed, information about access and barriers to education and training, and employment outcomes from educational activity.

The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.

The Basic CURF is available either on CD-ROM or through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Training, Basic and Expanded CURFs, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Basic CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.
Microdata: Education and Training, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009

Microdata: Education and Training, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.004) was released on 30 July 2010.

This Expanded CURF provides detailed information from the 2009 Survey of Education and Training. As well as general demographic data, it contains a range of data items relating to educational and learning activity in Australia covering topics such as the level and field of educational attainment, participation in various types of education and training, details of training courses completed, information about access and barriers to education and training, and employment outcomes from educational activity.

The Expanded CURF is accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Training, Basic and Expanded CURFs, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Expanded CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.
Understanding Data Quality - Helping You Make Better Decisions

The National Statistical Service (NSS), a community of government agencies led by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), encourages the use of statistical frameworks, principles and resources, which can help data providers and users to realise the benefits of good data management through its DATAfitness program. DATAfitness encourages the use of statistical frameworks, principles and resources which can help data providers and users to realise the benefits of good data management.

Over the past few years, the call has been put out for public policies to be informed by good evidence. Statistical information is now answering that call. Statistical information has long been recognised as being good evidence, which places it at the heart of evidence-based policy.

As part of its DATAfitness program, the NSS has developed Data Quality Online (DQO), an easy-to-use online support system for data collectors, providers and users.

DQO is the first assistant of its kind in the world and provides clear and simple support to those involved in understanding data, and using it to make decisions.

DQO helps users to draft data quality statements, and can now be used to compile general purpose quality statements for a variety of data sets (e.g. Administrative data, Survey data) whilst continuing to support users to draft tailored, indicator-driven quality statements for Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Performance reporting.

The NSS officially launched the DQO in August 2010, in conjunction with the ABS. DQO is based on the nationally recognised ABS Data Quality Framework, which provides a consistent standard for describing the quality of data.

For more information on DQO and DATAfitness, either visit the NSS website, visit www.nss.gov.au/DataQuality or email <inquiries@nss.gov.au>.



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