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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 19, June 2002
 
 

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

NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR
RELEASE OF FIRST 2001 CENSUS DATA
CENSUS BASED ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION
ECONOMIC STATISTICS AND THE NEW TAX SYSTEM
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS 2002
RECORDED CRIME
HIGHER CRIMINAL COURTS
ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SURVEY 2000–01
CULTURE AND RECREATION STATISTICS ON THE WEB
COUNT OF AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS NUMBERS (ABNs)
TELEWORKING IN NSW
FREIGHT MOVEMENTS SURVEY
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY STATISTICS
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NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR

John Struik, currently Assistant Statistician, Census, Demography and Geography Branch, will be our new Regional Director from 8 July. Greg Bray is moving to our Head Office as Assistant Statistician, Business Strategies Branch.


RELEASE OF FIRST 2001 CENSUS DATA

Monday 17 June 2002 marks the launch of first release Census data with the release of Selected Social and Housing Characteristics, Australia (Cat. no. 2015.0). This publication will contain data for all Statistical Divisions and Sub-divisions in Australia. From 10.30am, Census pages on the ABS Web Site will contain a wide range of free data including:
    • Basic Community Profiles for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and above;
    • Indigenous Profiles for ATSIC Regions and above; and
    • Census Snapshots (narrative extracts and data for each SLA in Australia).

Information can also be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au.


CENSUS BASED ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION

The ABS will release two publications containing preliminary Estimated Resident Population (ERP) counts, based on the 2001 Census. Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2001 - 2001 Census Edition (Preliminary) (Cat. no. 3101.0) will be released on 6 June 2002. The publication will provide preliminary State and Territory ERP by five year age groups and sex. For more information contact Anne Ward on (02) 6252 6296, email anne.ward@abs.gov.au. Regional Population Growth, Australia, 1991-2001 (2001 Census Edition) (Cat. no. 3218.0) will be released in July 2002. The publication will provide preliminary ERP totals, at June 2001, 1996 and 1991, for all Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Australia. SLA level estimates of the population by age and sex, for June 2001, 1996 and 1991 will be available electronically. For more information contact Sue Taylor on (02) 6252 6141, email sue.taylor@abs.gov.au.


ECONOMIC STATISTICS AND THE NEW TAX SYSTEM

On 6 May 2002, the ABS released Information Paper: Improvements in ABS Economic Statistics (Arising from The New Tax System) (Cat. no. 1372.0). The paper discusses the implications for economic statistics of the new units model and changes to the scope of Business Frames (to be implemented in June 2002) which result from Tax Reform related developments. Seminars for statistical users will be held on 13 and 14 June. For more information contact Paul Mahoney on (02) 6252 5505, email paul.mahoney@abs.gov.au.


AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS 2002

Australian Social Trends 2002 (Cat. no. 4102.0) will be released on 4 June 2002. This publication will provide easy to read articles about current social issues in Australia. Each chapter is supported by a set of National and State summary tables of key social indicators. Some of the topics covered in this edition are Regional Population Ageing, Trends in Childlessness, Literacy and Numeracy among School Students, Trends in Disability Support and Energy Efficiency in the Home. Previous editions of Australian Social Trends are available in the Australia Now section of the ABS Web Site and the summary tables can be purchased as Data Cubes from the web site. Following the release of the publication, Social Trends Seminars will be run in State offices in August. For further information contact Denise Carlton on (02) 6252 7187, email denise.carlton@abs.gov.au.


RECORDED CRIME

Recorded Crime, Australia 2001 (Cat. no. 4510.0) was released on 30 May 2002. The 2001 issue contains a revised summary of findings focussed on the national changes in levels of victimisation, the personal characteristics of victims and characteristics associated with the offence such as location, outcome of investigation and weapon used. For the first time data is being included on the use of knives and syringes as weapons. More detailed State and Territory data will be available separately. For more information contact Robert Letheby on (03) 9615 7381, email robert.letheby@abs.gov.au.

HIGHER CRIMINAL COURTS

Higher Criminal Courts, Australia 2000–01 (Cat. no. 4513.0) will be released on 4 June 2002. The publication presents statistics on the criminal workload of the Supreme and Intermediate Courts in Australia, including time taken for defendants to be finalised by the Higher Courts. This issue will include new tables on offences and penalties associated with adjudicated defendants. While the offence and penalty data is experimental, due to the concerns associated with the level of unknown/not stated responses for some States and Territories, it is considered that it will offer a useful insight into Court activity and outcomes. For more information contact Robert Letheby on (03) 9615 7381, email robert.letheby@abs.gov.au.


ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SURVEY 2000–01

Environment Protection, Mining and Manufacturing Industries 2000-01 (Cat. no. 4603.0) is due for release on 15 August 2002. It contains information about the environment protection and management activities of these two industries, by State, ANZSIC Sub-division and business size. The publication includes data on both current and capital expenditure on various areas of environment protection (solid waste, liquid waste, air emissions and minesite rehabilitation); administration expenditure; measures of water use; measures for energy, water and material input savings and waste minimisation; types of waste and recyclables; and environment plans. For more information contact Peter Meadows on (02) 6252 5613, email p.meadows@abs.gov.au.


CULTURE AND RECREATION STATISTICS ON THE WEB

The National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics (NCCRS) has launched a Theme Page on the ABS Web site (www.abs.gov.au). The Theme Page is a valuable resource, providing information on culture and recreation statistical resources and contacts. Readers can select a topic of interest - such as music and the performing arts, or sport and leisure industries - and view details of ABS and some non-ABS articles and publications which contain statistics about that topic. The Theme Page also provides links to the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, the NCCRS newsletters and other Web Sites related to culture and recreation. For more information contact Heather Latz on (08) 8237 7484, email h.latz@abs.gov.au.


COUNTS OF AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS NUMBERS (ABNs)

On 26 March 2002 the ABS released Australian Business Register - Counts of ABNs (Cat. no. 1369.0.55.001), Australian Business Register Counts of Single Business Locations, ANZSIC Industry Division by Postcode (Cat. no. 8136.0.55.001) and Australian Business Register, ANZSIC Industry Class by State (Cat. no. 8138.0.55.001). These present information on the number of business entities registered at June 2001 with the Australian Business Register (ABR) for an active Australian Business Number (ABN). Variables of classification include: ANZSIC Industry Divisions or Classes; whether employing or non-employing; whether or not actively registered for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) role with the ATO; estimated annual turnover; and State or Territory or postcode of operation. For more information contact Greg Attrill on (03) 9615 7091, email greg.attrill@abs.gov.au.


TELEWORKING IN NSW

Teleworking, New South Wales, October 2001 (Cat. no. 1373.1) was released on 11 April 2002. It is the first ABS survey to look specifically at the issue of teleworking. The publication contains data on the frequency and characteristics of teleworkers in NSW, such as: age; the sector of employment of teleworkers; the facilities used for teleworking; facilities supplied by employers; the reasons for teleworking; and the reasons for not teleworking, or not teleworking more often. For more information contact Yelena Fridgant on (02) 9268 4672, email yelena.fridgant@abs.gov.au.


FREIGHT MOVEMENT SURVEY

On 15 March 2002 the ABS released Freight Movements, Australia, Summary, 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001 (Cat. no. 9220.0). This new publication provides statistics on tonnes and tonnes-kilometres of freight moved within Australia between selected Statistical Divisions. This information is cross-classified by the mode of transport (rail, sea, air and selected road), the broad commodity grouping (based on the Australian Transport Freight Commodity Classification) and the type of freight (liquid bulk, solid bulk, containerised, dangerous and refrigerated). For more information contact Tony Webb on (07) 3222 6185, email tony.webb@abs.gov.au.


MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY STATISTICS

Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000–01 (Cat. no. 8201.0) was released on 27 March 2002. It contains the first results from the 2000–01 survey of management units and provides information on employment, sales and service income, wages and salaries and industry value added data for NSW and other States and Territories. While establishment data are no longer available, the new arrangements provide a substantial improvement in the quality of management unit data. Final State/Territory results will be published in Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2000-01 (Cat. no. 8221.0), expected to be released on 25 September 2002. No State publications will be produced for 2000-01, however State publications will be released in Manufacturing Census years with the next being scheduled for the 2001-02 reference year. For more information contact John Ridley on (02) 9268 4541, email john.ridley@abs.gov.au.


SPREAD THE NEWS ELECTRONICALLY

Copies of Statistics News NSW are available for electronic dissemination. There are two ways to access an electronic copy of the newsletter:
  1. Elect to receive your copy of this newsletter in PDF format by contacting Katy White on (02) 9268 4436, email katy.white@abs.gov.au. The ABS encourages further dissemination of this newsletter through email, or by its placement on your organisation's intranet.
  2. Go to the ABS Web Site. Choose News from the menu bar, then go to Newsletters. You can access current and previous copies of Statistics News NSW, as well as many other ABS newsletters.

SELECTED RELEASES MARCH TO MAY 2002

To order ABS publications please contact the Bookshop on (02) 9268 4620.
For the National Information and Referral Service call 1300 135 070.
1300.1New South Wales Year Book 2002 ($49.00)
1362.1Regional Statistics, New South Wales, 2002 ($32.00)
1369.0.55.001 NewAustralian Business Register, Counts of ABNs, June 2001 ($0.00)
1370.0 NewMeasuring Australia's Progress 2002 ($38.00)
1372.0 NewInformation Paper: Improvements in ABS Economic Statistics (Arising from The New Tax System) ($10.00)
1373.1 NewTeleworking, New South Wales, October 2001 ($19.00)
2923.0.30.001Census of Population and Housing: Census Geographic Areas Digital Boundaries, Australia, 2001 ($95.00)
3105.0.65.001 Australian Historical Population Statistics - on AUSSTATS ($0.00)
4510.0Recorded Crime, Australia, 2001 ($22.00)
4517.0Prisoners in Australia, 2001 ($24.00)
4710.0Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2001 ($34.00)
8111.0Research and Experimental Design, Higher Education Organisations, Australia, 2000 ($19.50)
8127.0Characteristics of Small Business, 2001 ($32.00)
8136.0.55.001 NewAustralian Business Register Counts of Single Business Locations, ANZSIC Industry Division by Postcode
8138.0.55.001 NewAustralian Business Register, ANZSIC Industry Class by State
8156.0Experimental Estimates, Australian Industry, A State Perspective, 1999-2000 ($21.00)
8201.0Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000–01 ($18.50)
9220.0 NewFreight Movements, Australia, Summary, 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001 ($24.00)
SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES JUNE AND JULY 2002

Release dates for publications can be obtained from the ABS Web Site.
On the Welcome Page go to Information on releases.
2001.0Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile, 2001 ($0.00)
2002.0Census of Population and Housing: Indigenous Profile, 2001 ($0.00)
2015.0Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics, Australia, 2001 ($35.00)
2022.0Census of Population and Housing: Classification Counts, Australia, 2001 ($0.00)
3235.1.55.001Population by Age and Sex, New South Wales, 30 June 2001 - Electronic Publication ($TBA)
3218.0Regional Population Growth, Australia, 1991 to 2001 ($32.00)
4102.0 Australian Social Trends 2002 ($50.00)
4513.0Higher Criminal Courts, Australia, 2000-01 ($25.00)
4705.0Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 ($30.00)
6266.0Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, July 2001 ($22.00)
8566.0 NewBusiness Events Venues Industry, Australia, 2000-01 ($19.50)
8635.1.40.001Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales, March 2002 ($53.00)



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