Australian Bureau of Statistics
2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile -- A Regional Analysis, 1996
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Australia in Profile: a regional analysis of ACT - ABS
A major new social report, Australia in Profile: a Regional Analysis,released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, uses the results from the 1996 Census of Population and Housing to describe some of the major differences in the characteristics and well-being of people living in different parts of Australia. This report enables comparison of the Australian Capital Territory regions with regions across other States and Territories
This report capitalises on the strength of the Census which is to provide detailed information for small geographic areas. The report also compares and contrasts the circumstances of people living in urban and rural areas, and identifies regions with the highest or lowest proportions of people with particular characteristics.
Australia in Profile: a Regional Analysis is divided into two main parts. The first consists of seven chapters discussing topics of social interest and concern in a range of areas including, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and employment and unemployment.
The second part of the report consists of a detailed social indicator table which presents a selection of key indicators for Statistical Local Areas - towns, shires and municipalities - across the ACT and Australia. At glance the ACT can be compared with other regions in Australia.
Some of the main findings for the ACT include:
Australia in Profile: a Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0) is available at ABS bookshops. Other Media Releases which look Nationally and at individual States and Territories are also available from this site.
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