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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 15, June 2001
 
 


Statistics News NSW provides the latest about ABS statistics including new developments, seminars and reviews.


CONTACT


Carol Chan
Economic and Population Statistics Unit

Phone: (02) 9268 4795 Fax: (02) 9268 4805
Email:
carol.chan@abs.gov.au


CONTENTS

RURAL AND REGIONAL STATISTICS
DISABILITY STATISTICS
AGRICULTURE
CARERS
SERVICE INDUSTRIES SURVEYS
REMOTENESS
CHILD POVERTY
INDIGENOUS STATISTICS
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
DRUG USE
CULTURE AND LEISURE
PLACE OF WORK
CRIME AND SAFETY
ACCOMMODATION
COUNTS OF BUSINESSES
DEMOGRAPHY
CENSUS 2001 - 7 AUGUST
STATISTICAL TRAINING
ELECTRONIC DATA DISSEMINATION


RURAL AND REGIONAL STATISTICS

New South Wales Regional Profiles
, due for release in mid-2001, have a wide range of regional statistics. Data are available at the Local Government Area (LGA) level for key target groups including children, young people, women, older people, people with disabilities, indigenous people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. A companion publication, the New South Wales Directory of Regional Statistics, is also due out soon. For more information contact Venessa Smit on (02) 9268 4194, email v.smit@abs.gov.au.

Regional Statistics, New South Wales, 2001 (Cat. no. 1362.1), released on 11 May 2001, provides the latest figures on population, births and deaths, labour force, educational attainment, crime, child care, local council data, businesses, building, hotels and motels, household expenditure and safety in the home. Much of the data is presented at the LGA level.


DISABILITY STATISTICS

A review of the 1998 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
is currently being undertaken. The next Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers is scheduled for late 2003. The review paper, which will evaluate the 1998 survey and make proposals for the 2003 survey, will be sent out to key users for comment later this year. For more information contact Allan McLean on (02) 9268 4609, email allan.mclean@abs.gov.au.


AGRICULTURE

The Agricultural Census (AC)
will be conducted in 2001. It has been brought forward one year to coincide with the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to improve the value of both sets of data for rural and regional Australia. Data from the AC will be available at the Statistical Local Area (SLA) level. New questions on this AC will address business aspects of farming and land management. For more information contact Mike Raine on (03) 6222 5804, email mike.raine@abs.gov.au.


CARERS

A first ever NSW Survey and associated report,
Managing Caring Responsibilities and Paid Employment, New South Wales, October 2000 (Cat. no. 4903.1), released on 25 May, gives a wide range of up to date information on men and women balancing caring and working responsibilities. It covers such issues as access and equity between men and women, increased demand for flexible working arrangements and the differences between the public and private sectors. Apart from the report, additional data can be made available on request. For more information contact Merran Butler on (02) 9268 4183, email merran.butler@abs.gov.au.


SERVICE INDUSTRIES SURVEYS

The service industries surveys program
collects financial and employment data on selected service industries. State data is available for most surveys. Currently, development of the 2000-2001 sport, recreation, gambling, pubs, clubs, accommodation and business event industries surveys are being finalised. Results of these surveys will be produced between March and July 2002. For further information, and details of publications prepared from 1999-2000 data, contact Ann Santo on (03) 9615 7910, email ann.santo@abs.gov.au.



REMOTENESS

Information Paper: Outcomes of ABS Views on Remoteness Consultation, Australia, June 2001 (Cat. no. 1244.0.00.001) is due for release on 5 July. In January, ABS published an Information paper ABS Views on Remoteness (Cat. no. 1244.0) seeking comments on proposals for change to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). This new paper summarises the comments, responds to common questions and suggestions and describes changes ABS will make based on the feedback.


CHILD POVERTY

Occasional Paper: The Dynamics of Child Poverty in Australia - An Application Using the Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns, 1994 to 1997 (Cat. no. 6293.0.00.008) is due for release on 17 July. This publication describes the income dynamics of families with children, and analyses family characteristics of children persistently in poverty. It also analyses the transitions of children into and out of poverty.

INDIGENOUS STATISTICS

The third edition of
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Cat. no. 4704.0), is due out in August. The publication presents data from a range of ABS and administrative sources to give a snapshot of the health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For more information contact Barbara Gray on (08) 8943 2147, email barbara.gray@abs.gov.au.



AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS

Australian Social Trends, 2001 (Cat. no. 4102.0) was released on 6 June. It presents statistical analysis and summary tables on a wide range of current social issues in the areas of population, families, health, education and training, work, income and housing. Key social indicators provide an overview of social change over the past decade, as well as showing how social conditions differ across Australian States and Territories. A set of international tables also compares Australia with 18 other nations. For further information contact Denise Carlton on (02) 6252 7187, email denise.carlton@abs.gov.au.



NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Quarterly national accounts releases will be streamlined from the June quarter 2001 onwards. Currently, ABS releases two quarterly publications:
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (Cat. no. 5206.0) and two days later Australian National Accounts: Quarterly State Details (Cat. no. 5206.0.40.001). Release times of the Australian and State data will now be merged. State information will now be included in the electronic release component of the national release. In addition, summary State tables will be included in the Cat. no. 5206.0 paper publication.

DRUG USE

Illicit Drug Use, Sources of Data, Australia, 2000 (Cat. no. 4808.0) is due for release on 26 July. It provides a comprehensive overview of sources of data measuring the impact of illicit drug use in Australia. The publication examines data available on economic, social, crime and health impacts of illicit drug use on the community.



CULTURE AND LEISURE

Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2000 (Cat. no. 4902.0) is due for release on 24 July. It presents three separate classifications for culture and leisure data, covering industries, occupations and products.


PLACE OF WORK

Locations of Work, Australia, June 2000 (Cat. no. 6275.0), released on 28 May, gives details about all the places or types of locations at which people work. The publication also has information on people's reasons for working at home. For further information contact Wendy Prowd on (02) 6252 7508, email w.prowd@abs.gov.au.


CRIME AND SAFETY

Recorded Crime, Australia, 2000
(Cat. no. 4510.0) was released on 30 May. It contains uniform national crime statistics relating to a selected range of offences that have become known to and recorded by police. National crime statistics are compiled on a victim basis and measure the number of victims for each offence category rather than breaches of criminal law.


ACCOMMODATION

In August 2001 the ABS plans to conduct an Accommodation Industry Survey (AIS) in respect of 2000-2001. The last AIS covered the 1997-98 financial year. The AIS data will allow users to draw together financial data from the accommodation industry and the activity measures produced from the quarterly Survey of Tourist Accommodation. The new estimates are likely to be used in a future update of the Tourism Satellite Accounts. Results are scheduled for release between May and June 2002.


COUNTS OF BUSINESSES

Occasional Paper: Australian Business Register - A Snapshot, October 2000 (Cat. no. 1369.0), released on 28 May, is the first release by the ABS on information from The New Tax System. It presents numbers of employing and non-employing business entities in Australia that have registered for an Australian Business Number (ABN). There is also information on how many business entities operate from more than one State. For further information contact Robin Ashburn on (08) 9360 5936, email robin.ashburn@abs.gov.au.



DEMOGRAPHY

Australian Historical Population Statistics
(Cat. no. 3105.0.65.001) was released on AusStats on 26 April. It contains a range of time series demographic data going back, where possible, to the beginnings of European settlement in Australia. Statistics are included on population size and growth, population distribution, population age-sex structure, births, deaths, migration, marriages and divorces.

Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales, 30 June 2000 (Cat. no. 3235.1), released on 29 June, contains the estimated residential population by age (in five-year age groups) and sex for each Statistical Local Area, Statistical Subdivision and Statistical Division in NSW, at 30 June. This will be the last hard copy edition of this publication. In future, data for each State and Territory and Australia will be placed on AusStats.



CENSUS 2001 - 7 AUGUST

The ABS will be again providing a Census Customised Table Service (CCTS) to users of Census data. This service provides cross classified tables tailored to individual clients' requirements. Clients needing customised data are encouraged to use the Advance Order Service (AOS), operating from September to November 2001. For more information, see the ABS Web Site or call 1800 813 939 to request an AOS information pack.



STATISTICAL TRAINING

The Statistical Consultancy section in ABS NSW conducts a range of statistical training courses. For information about these courses contact Naomi Millar on (02) 9268 4675, email
naomi.millar@abs.gov.au.



ELECTRONIC DATA DISSEMINATION

AusStats is a web based service updated daily at 11:30 am, providing access to the latest facts and figures about the nation. AusStats contains extensive linking between related information, full text search, bookmarking facility and lots more. AusStats is only available by subscription with options starting at $1,080. For further information contact ABS on 1300 135 070, email client.servicesabs.gov.au.



SELECTED RELEASES


SELECTED RELEASES APRIL AND MAY 2001
To order ABS publications please contact the
ABS Bookshop on (02) 9268 4620.
For the ABS National Information Service call 1300 135 070.


1300.1 New South Wales Year Book, 2001 ($47.00)
1307.1Economic Indicators, New South Wales, May 2001 ($18.00)
1350.0Australian Economic Indicators, June 2001 ($34.00)
1353.0Integrated Regional Database (IRDB), Australia, 2001 (POA)
1362.1Regional Statistics, New South Wales, 2001 ($27.00)
1369.0 newOccasional Paper: Australian Business Register - A Snapshot, October 2000 ($19.50)
2901.0Census Dictionary, 2001 ($32.00)
3105.0.65.001
new
Australian Historical Population Statistics - on AusStats (POA)
4510.0Recorded Crime, Australia, 2000 ($21.00)
4604.0Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounts, Australia, 1992-93 to 1997-98 ($32.00)
4903.1 newManaging Caring Responsibilities and Paid Employment, New South Wales, October 2000 ($18.00)
6201.1Labour Force, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, February 2001 ($24.00)
6203.0Labour Force, Australia, April 2001 ($26.00)
6275.0Locations of Work, Australia, June 2000 ($20.00)
8153.0Internet Activity, Australia, December 2000 ($19.50)

SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES JUNE AND JULY 2001

Release dates for publications can be obtained from the ABS Web Site at www.abs.gov.au
On the Welcome Page go to
Releases out soon.

1244.0.00.001 newInformation Paper: Outcomes of ABS Views on Remoteness Consultation, Australia, June 2001 ($10.00)
1254.0.55.001 newAustralian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC), 2001 - Web Site Version (POA)
1272.0 newAustralian Standard Classification of Education, 2001 ($78.00)
1307.1Economic Indicators, New South Wales, June 2001 ($18.00)
1350.0Australian Economic Indicators, July 2001 ($34.00)
3101.0Australian Demographic Statistics, December 2000 ($22.00)
3235.1Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales, 30 June 2000 ($23.00)
4102.0Australian Social Trends, 2001 ($44.00)
4441.0Voluntary Work, Australia, 2000 ($20.00)
4613.0 newAustralia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2000 ($33.00)
4808.0 newIllicit Drug Use, Sources of Data, Australia, 2000 ($26.00)
4902.0 newAustralian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2000 ($38.00)
5232.0Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, March 2001 ($26.00)
6201.1Labour Force, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, May 2001 ($24.00)
6293.0.00.008 newOccasional Paper: The Dynamics of Child Poverty in Australia - An Application Using the Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns, 1994 to 1997 ($23.00)
6401.0Consumer Price Index, Australia, June 2001 ($19.50)
8104.0Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia, 1999-2000 ($18.50)
8153.0Internet Activity, Australia, March 2001 ($19.50)



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