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Statistical publications
    Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2011, which presents information on child care arrangements and early childhood education for children aged 0-12 years, has been released. It includes the use of child care, work and child care, hours and cost of child care, need to additional formal care, early childhood education and informal learning.

    Preschool Education, Australia, 2012, contains statistics of children's enrolment and attendance at preschool programs across Australia in 2012, collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Collection.

    Schools, Australia, 2012, an annual publication of data on schools, students and in-school staff involved in the provision or administration of primary and secondary education in government and non-government schools, for all Australian states and territories, has also been released.
2011 Census products
    QuickStats enable you to quickly and easily access summary information about the people, families and dwellings in an area and compare it to state and national data. At the state and national level, QuickStats highlights key differences between 2006 and 2011 Census data.

    Community Profiles contain tables of detailed Census data for a selected area. They are excellent tools for researching, planning and analysing geographic areas for a number of social, economic and demographic variables.

Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census
Australian Social Trends indicators


Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012 will be released in November 2013. The Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers collects information about populations including young people with disabilities and young people caring for people with disabilities.

Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) is being reviewed and the refreshed version is due to be released in late 2013. It will provide a range of statistical measures under four domains: Society, Economy, Environment and Governance, To view the proposed indicator list for MAP 2013, see Information Paper: Measures of Australia's Progress Proposed Statistical Indicators.

The Family Characteristics and Transitions Survey, 2012-13 is underway and is expected to be published in late 2014.
    The Australian Child Wellbeing Project (ACWP) is a study of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years. The first phase of the study took place between November 2012 and April 2013, with subsequent phases to feature the implementation of a large nationally representative survey. The study is particularly interested in how the circumstances of the following six groups may affect their wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and linguistically diverse children, children with disability, children in regional and remote Australia, economically disadvantaged children and children in out of home care. For more information on the study, please visit the ACWP website.

    Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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