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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 17, December 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

NSW WEB PAGE
REGIONAL PROFILES
CRIME AND SAFETY
LABOUR FORCE, NSW AND ACT (CAT. NO. 6201.1)
ECONOMIC INDICATORS
TELEWORKING
ILLICIT DRUGS
DEMOGRAPHY
BIRTHS
AGRICULTURE
EDUCATION
INDIGENOUS SOCIAL SURVEY
OVERSEAS TRADE
INCOME TAX DATA FOR REGIONAL STATISTICS
MANUFACTURING
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FREIGHT MOVEMENTS
STATISTICAL TRAINING
SELECTED RELEASES


NSW WEB PAGE

ABS NSW introduces the NSW Web Page. The NSW Web Page directs you to a wide range of ABS statistical information about NSW. Summary data provides a profile of NSW and there are linkages to relevant data in other areas of the ABS Web Site. There are also some suggested contact points for non-ABS sources of information about NSW. The NSW Web Page will be updated on the first working day of each month. The NSW Web Page is located under Themes on the ABS Web Site . Further information from Cameron Sach on (02) 9268 4376, email c.sach@abs.gov.au.
REGIONAL PROFILES

The 2001 Regional Profiles for NSW are now available . They contain a wide range of social and economic statistics sourced from the ABS and other Government agencies. Regional Profiles are available for one or any combination of Local Government Areas (LGAs) in NSW. This new issue provides updated data where available, a number of new data sets and has a new section with statistical information on seven population target groups: children, young people, older people, women, people with a disability, Indigenous people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Further information from Venessa Smit on (02) 9268 4194, email v.smit@abs.gov.au.
CRIME AND SAFETY

Crime and Safety, New South Wales (Cat no. 4509.1) will be released on 19 December. Information is available for NSW on the experience of crimes, reporting behaviour and perceptions of crime. Offences surveyed include break and enter, attempted break and enter, motor vehicle theft, robbery, assault and sexual assault. Further information from Michael Clarke on (02) 9268 4660, email michael.clarke@abs.gov.au.
LABOUR FORCE, NSW AND ACT (Cat. No. 6201.1)

The August 2001 issue was the final issue of this publication. Some labour force data will be available on the NSW Web Page , including labour force status (seasonally adjusted and original), average duration of unemployment, unemployment rate by age group and labour force status for Statistical Regions of NSW. Further information from Kevin Fagan on (02) 9268 4315, email kevin.fagan@abs.gov.au.
ECONOMIC INDICATORS

The December issue of Economic Indicators, New South Wales (Cat. no. 1307.1) will be the final issue of this publication. Some NSW economic indicator data will be available on the NSW Web Page, including estimated resident population, labour, building approvals, retail, tourist accommodation, housing finance, consumer and producer prices and international trade. Further information from Kevin Fagan on (02) 9268 4315, email kevin.fagan@abs.gov.au .
TELEWORKING

A NSW survey on teleworking was conducted in October 2001. Information will be available on the frequency and characteristics of teleworkers as well as on whether people would like to telework and reasons preventing them from teleworking. The results are due to be published at the end of March 2002. Further information from Kathleen Mulligan on (02) 9268 4630, email kathleen.mulligan@abs.gov.au.
ILLICIT DRUGS

A comprehensive guide to the availability of data on the use of illicit drugs has been released by ABS. Illicit Drug Use, Sources of Australian Data (Cat. no. 4808.0) reports on a range of national data sources and includes contact details for both ABS and non-ABS sources. It is available free of charge from this site. Further information from Lynne Peterson on (07) 3222 6207, email lynne.peterson@abs.gov.au.
DEMOGRAPHY

Selected demographic statistics for Statistical Local Areas within NSW are included in Demography, New South Wales, 2000, (Cat. no. 3311.1) to be released on 21 December. This publication provides a comprehensive demographic overview of New South Wales with tables and commentary on trends in population, births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and migration. Further information from Melissa Webb on (02) 9268 4744, email melissa.webb@abs.gov.au.

Rebasing Australia's Demographic Estimates Using The 2001 Census Of Population And Housing is a Demography Working Paper (2001/6) available on this site. Following each census estimated resident population data for the period since the previous census is revised using the new data as the base. This paper describes changes to the method that was applied following the 1996 Census and describes the planned output from the 2001 Census rebasing cycle. Further information from Matt Berger on (02) 6252 6639, email matthew.berger@abs.gov.au.
BIRTHS

There were 86,800 births registered in NSW during 2000, 35% of all births registered in Australia. NSW experienced a fertility rate of 1.81 babies per woman compared to the national rate of 1.75. Only the Northern Territory had a higher rate at 2.22. Generally, capital cities had a lower fertility rate than the balances of the States/Territories. Births, Australia 2000 (Cat. no. 3301.0) contains detailed statistics and analysis on confinements, live births and fertility rates from the 2000 birth registrations. Further information from Melissa Webb on (02) 9268 4744, email melissa.webb@abs.gov.au.
AGRICULTURE

Preliminary estimates of crop production and livestock numbers in NSW for the 2000-2001 season have been released. Data are contained in Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2000-2001 (Cat. no. 7111.0) . Further information from Jackie Saarinen on (03) 6222 5939, email jackie.saarinen@abs.gov.au .
EDUCATION

Measuring Socioeconomic and Language Background of School Students. The ABS National Centre for Education and Training Statistics is coordinating a study commissioned by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) to test the feasibility of collecting information about students' socioeconomic status, socioeconomic disadvantage and language background other than English on school enrolment forms. The study is being conducted in Victoria and the Northern Territory with assistance from education departments in both States. The ABS will gauge feasibility by the accuracy of the data collected and the burden of collection on systems, schools and parents. On completion, the ABS will report to MCEETYA. Further information from Caroline Daley on (02) 6252 7198, email cdb.daley@abs.gov.au.
INDIGENOUS SOCIAL SURVEY

The Pilot Test for the first Indigenous Social Survey (ISS) was conducted between 29 October and 7 December. A Dress Rehearsal will be conducted in May 2002 with the National survey in the field in late 2002. The survey will provide a range of information relating to the social, economic and cultural participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will allow the exploration of relationships between issues such as health, housing, education and employment. The ISS will also share a number of data items with the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) of all Australians and the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS). Further information from Nicola McGovern on (02) 6252 7436, email nicola.mcgovern@abs.gov.au .
OVERSEAS TRADE

The Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) (Catalogue No. 1233.0) will be reissued on 13 December. It will incorporate all changes made to the classification as a result of World Customs Organisation changes and associated reviews by the ABS. A feature article on the changes was included in the September quarter 2001 issue of International Merchandise Trade, Australia (Cat. no. 5422.0). Further information from Sharyn Sturgeon on (02) 6252 5013, email sharyn.sturgeon@abs.gov.au.
INCOME TAX DATA FOR REGIONAL STATISTICS

The Use of Individual Income Taxpayer Data for ABS Regional Statistics -- Wage and Salary Indicators for Small Areas (Cat. no. 5673.0) is a new information paper. It presents examples of statistics that can be produced for wage and salary earners aged 15 years and over. Data are available for financial years 1995-96 and 1996-97 and are available for most Statistical Local Areas (SLA) in Australia.
MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing Industry, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, 1999-2000 (Cat. no. 8221. 1) has been released . This is the last issue of this publication which contains details of employment, wages and salaries, turnover and industry value added for each industry class for NSW. Data by employment size and about exports for NSW manufacturers are also included. Selected data are included for the ACT. State/Territory summary data at the industry subdivision level will continue to be published in Manufacturing Industry, Australia (ABS Cat. nos. 8201.0 and 8221.0).
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

A new edition of Science and Technology Statistics Update is now available. It provides information on statistical developments and data releases in the science and technology fields. The update is available on this site or via email. Further information from Patricia O'Reilly email tricia.oreilly@abs.gov.au.
FREIGHT MOVEMENTS

Freight Movements, Australia, Summary, Year ended 31 March 2001 (Cat. no. 9220.0) is due for release in late February 2002. It provides statistics on tonnes and tonne-kilometres of freight moved in Australia between selected Statistical Divisions by mode (rail, sea, air and selected road). Information on tonnes moved by broad commodity grouping and dissections of freight, classified by liquid bulk, solid bulk, containerised, dangerous or refrigerated, are also included. Further information from Ros Higgins on (07) 3222 6190, email ros.higgins@abs.gov.au.
STATISTICAL TRAINING

ABS NSW is investigating the feasibility of presenting statistical training courses in regional areas of NSW . We would like to talk to regional organisations interested in receiving training. If you would like to discuss this further or are interested in more information on our 2002 statistical training program contact Merran Butler on (02) 9268 4183, email client.services@abs.gov.au.

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

2914.0.30.001Census of Population and Housing: Census Guide 2001
3301.0Births, Australia, 2000 ($28.00)
4160.0Measuring Wellbeing: Frameworks for Australian Social Statistics, 2001 ($56.00)
4441.0.55.001Voluntary Work, State Summary Tables, Electronic Delivery, 2000
4509.1Crime and Safety, New South Wales, April 2001 ($18.00)
4602.0Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, March 2001 ($24.00)
4611.0Environment Expenditure, Local Government, Australia, 1999-2000 ($23.00)
4808.0Illicit Drug Use, Sources of Australian Data ($32.00)
5673.0Information Paper: The Use of Individual Income Taxpayer Data for ABS Regional Statistics - Wage and Salary Indicators for Small Areas ($10.00)
6201.1Labour Force, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, August 2001 ($24.00)
6324.0Work-Related Injuries, Australia, September 2000 ($19.50)
6360.0Superannuation: Coverage and Financial Characteristics, Australia, April to June 2000 ($23.00)
8137.0.55.001Business Register Counts of Business Locations, Part ANZIC (A-D) by Statistical Local Areas, December 1999
8138.0.55.001Australian Business Register, ANZIC Industry Class by State, October 2000
8140.0.55.001Industry Concentration Statistics, Data Report - Electronic Delivery
8140.0.55.002Summary of Industry Performance, Australia, Data Report - Electronic Delivery, 2000-01 ($205)
8221.1Manufacturing Industry, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, 1999-2000 ($23.00)
8567.0Hire Industries, Australia, 1999-2000 ($18.50)
8731.1Building Approvals, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, September 2001 ($20.00)

SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES DECEMBER 2001 AND JANUARY 2002
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.

1233.0Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification ($117.00)
3302.0Deaths, Australia, 2000 ($26.00)
3303.0Causes of Death, Australia, 2000 ($28.00)
3311.1Demography, New South Wales, 2000 ($28.00)
5676.0Business Indicators, Australia, September Quarter 2001 ($20.00)
6227.0Transition from Education to Work, May 2001 ($22.00)
9220.0Freight Movements, Australia, Summary, Year ending 31 March 2001 ($21.00)
9309.0Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 March 2001 ($20.00)




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