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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 29, December 2004
 
 

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


CONTACT


Merran Butler
Statistical Coordination Branch
Phone: (02) 9268 4855
Email:
m.butler@abs.gov.au

ABS Information Service: 1300 135 070


CONTENTS


ABS@NSW
2006 CENSUS DESIGN
EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS
SURVEY OF DISABILITY, AGEING AND CARERS
PRICE INDEX FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: PEOPLE'S VIEWS AND PRACTICES
PRISONERS IN AUSTRALIA
CRIMINAL COURTS
2006 CENSUS OUTPUT STRATEGY
NSW STATISTICAL COORDINATION AND USER FORUM (SCUF)
NATIONAL STATISTICAL SERVICE
INJURY IN AUSTRALIA: A SNAPSHOT
STATISTICAL CONSULTANCY
STATISTICAL TRAINING


ABS@NSW

ABS@NSW provides free access to ABS data and information for NSW Government agencies. A vast range of statistics from the ABS are now available for free to all NSW Government agencies via the desktop computer. ABS@NSW is an electronic database that provides access to all ABS publications released since the beginning of 1998, as well as other products containing current and historical data, such as time series spreadsheets and data cubes. Entry to ABS@NSW is through NSW Government intranet, and no password or user ID is required. Information in ABS@NSW is updated daily. For further information contact Chris Budd on (02) 9268 4578 or email sally.grady@abs.gov.au.

2006 CENSUS DESIGN

2006 Census - NSW Collection District Design. The Collection District (CD) is designed for use in the Census and is the smallest unit for the collection. Although the majority of the 11,706 CDs in NSW remain stable between each census, it is necessary to accommodate population growth and changes to administrative boundaries such as NSW Local Government Areas. CD designers are currently making contact with NSW planning agencies and councils to seek information regarding areas of population change, existence of secured apartment buildings, and location of non-private establishments. For further information on CD design or the 2006 Census, contact David Gardner on (02) 9268 4682 or email david.gardner@abs.gov.au.


EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS

Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991-2001 (cat. no. 3238.0) was released in September 2004. The publication contains 2001 Census-based experimental estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia from 1991 to 2001, and projections for each year to 2009. Data are disaggregated by ATSIC regions, capital city and balance of state, remoteness areas, major population regions and section of state. Separate estimates of the Torres Strait Islander population at June 2001 are also given. Estimates of the June 2001 resident population at the Statistical Local Area level by age, sex and Indigenous status are also available electronically in a data cube format (cat.no. 3238.0.55.001). For further information contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Shahidulla on (02) 6252 5129, email m.shahidulla@abs.gov.au.


SURVEY OF DISABILITY, AGEING AND CARERS

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2003 (cat. no. 4430.0) was released 12 November 2004 and contains state tables for New South Wales. This publication presents a summary of results from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. Data covers three main areas: people with a disability (including disability status, main condition, assistance needed or received, use of aids, use of public transport and employment restrictions); older people (including assistance needed or received, culture and leisure participation, disability status and income); and people who provide assistance to others because of their disability or age (including carer status, relationship to main recipient, time spent caring for main recipient, need for and receipt of respite care and reasons for taking on the caring role). Some data is supplied by age group. For more information contact Ken Black on (02) 6252 7430 or email ken.black@abs.gov.au.


PRICE INDEX FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

Experimental Price Indexes for Financial Services (cat. no. 6413.0.55.001) was first published October 2004. In response to community interest in the price of financial services, the ABS has started to measure fees; charges; price changes in interest margins and indirect taxes, as well as transfer expenses for both real estate and shares. An information paper was published in July, and the next edition of the continuing series of experimental estimates will be published January 2005. For further information contact Stephen Frost on (02) 6252 6026 or email s.frost@abs.gov.au.


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: PEOPLE'S VIEWS AND PRACTICES

Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, March 2004 (cat. no. 4602.0) was released 24 November 2004. This publication is the tenth of its type and presents information on environmental behaviour and practices of Australian households and individuals. This edition focuses on water use and conservation, and covers a range of issues including water sources, supply, rainwater tanks and water saving measures used in households. Other topics covered are: concern about environmental problems and environmental involvement; use of environmentally friendly products, fertilisers and pesticides; and use of World Heritage Areas, National and State Parks. For further information contact Sarah Coleman on (02) 6252 6554 or email sarah.coleman@abs.gov.au.



PRISONERS IN AUSTRALIA

Prisoners in Australia, 2004 (cat. no.4517.0) is due for release on the 23 December 2004. This publication provides information about prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year, derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. It presents details of the number of people in correctional institutions including remand; imprisonment rates; most serious offence and sentence length. A range of information is also presented on prisoner characteristics including age, sex, Indigenous status and prisoner type, including all prisoners, sentenced prisoners and unsentenced prisoners. For further information email crime.justice@abs.gov.au or contact Nick Skondreas on (03) 9615 7381.


CRIMINAL COURTS

Criminal Courts, Australia, 2003 - 2004 (cat. no. 4513.0) is due for release 25 January 2005. This publication provides comparable national figures on the number of defendants dealt with by the higher (Supreme and Intermediate) and lower (Magistrates) criminal courts; defendant characteristics including age and sex; and outcomes associated with adjudicated defendants including penalty type and quantum by the type of offence committed. This data is presented by each state and territory, the total aggregate for Australia and by each court type level with the aggregate total for higher courts combined. For further information email crime.justice@abs.gov.au or contact Nick Skondreas on (03) 9615 7381.

2006 CENSUS OUTPUT STRATEGY

The information paper 2006 Census of Population and Housing, ABS Views on Census Output Strategy (cat. no. 2009.0) was released in October, 2004. The paper describes a strategy for providing census products and services to business, community and other users of census data. Proposals include a comprehensive internet based release strategy to disseminate census data, in addition to modifications to the previous 2001 Census output strategy, which are designed to make use of emerging technology.


NSW STATISTICAL COORDINATION AND USER FORUM (SCUF)

NSW SCUF is the NSW State Government statistical coordinating committee. It meets four times per year to discuss strategic statistical information needs and priorities across the NSW Government sector, and coordinate statistical activities through the exchange of information and the identification of common interests. Members are the representatives of state government information clusters: central government, planning, natural resources, human services, crime and justice, business, health, transport, emergency services and labour. Discussed at the last meeting on 26 August 2004 were the state government's Results and Services Plans, the National Data Network and the forthcoming implementation of ABS@NSW Government. For more information contact Merran Butler on (02) 9268 4855 or email
m.butler@abs.gov.au.

NATIONAL STATISTICAL SERVICE

The first National Statistical Service (NSS) Newsletter was released in October, 2004. This quarterly newsletter contains information and developments in national statistics. The first edition of NSS Newsletter focuses on the National Data Network (NDN), an important whole of government project that will deliver a range of statistical services to both statistical producers and statistical users. Future issues of this newsletter will focus on statistical initiatives undertaken by all levels of government in Australia. The NSS Newsletter can be accessed from the NSS web site <http://www.nss.gov.au>.



INJURY IN AUSTRALIA: A SNAPSHOT

Injury in Australia: A Snapshot, 2001 (cat.no.4825.0.55.001) was first released 23 November 2004. This publication provides a brief overview of the prevalence of injuries received in the previous four weeks, the type of injury, the damage caused by the injury, the activity and location at the time of injury, the part of the body affected and action taken. Risk factors, disabilities as a result of injury, hospitalisation, health system costs and mortality information are also discussed. Data is provided from the 2001 National Health Survey, the 1998 and 2003 ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, and the 2002 ABS Causes of Death Collection. For further information contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.


STATISTICAL CONSULTANCY
ABS NSW Statistical Consultancy provides a range of statistical services. A team of experienced consultants can provide advice and assistance on survey and statistical methods, modelling, analysis and data management. These services can be used when expert statistical advice is required on a project and the appropriate skills are not readily available within an organisation. It can also be valuable for organisations with significant levels of mathematical and statistical experience who want to discuss technical issues with an independent body. For more information contact Merran Butler on (02) 9268 4855 or email m.butler@abs.gov.au


STATISTICAL TRAINING
ABS NSW Statistical Consultancy Section provides a range of statistical training courses throughout the year. Courses on offer include: Introduction to Statistics; Basic Survey Design; Introduction to Sampling; Turning Data Into Information; Analysing Survey Data Made Simple and Principles of Questionaire Design. Training courses can also be tailored to meet specific organisational needs. For more information contact the Training Coordinator on (02) 9268 4183, or email client.services@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 Donna Tulloh on (02) 9268 4744, email:
donna.tulloh@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 SEPTEMBER 2004 TO NOVEMBER 2004
To order ABS publications or enquire about release dates, please contact the
National Information & Referral Service on 1300 135 070
ABS Catalogue No.
1371.0Book Retailers, Australia, 2002-2003 ($22.00)
2009.0Information Paper: 2006 Census of Population and Housing, ABS Views on Census Output Strategy ($10.00)
3238.0Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2009 ($29.00)
4172.0Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 ($36.00)
4430.0Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2003 ($28.00)
4442.0 Family Characteristics, Australia, 2003 (POA) Data Cube available
4602.0Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, March 2004 ($30.00)
4823.0.55.001Musculoskeletal Conditions in Australia: A Snapshot, 2001 Free
4825.0.55.001Injury in Australia: A Snapshot, 2001 Free
4827.0.55.001The Health of Older People, Australia, 2001 ($21.00)
5220.0Australian National Accounts: State Accounts ($29.00)
5673.0.55.003Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - 2001-2002 Data Cubes, (POA)
6363.0 NewInformation Paper: Labour Price Index, Australia, 2004 (POA)
8415.0Mining Operations, Australia, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 ($29.00)
8635.1.55.001Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales, 2003 - Electronic Delivery (POA)
9208.0Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia, November 2002 to October 2003 ($23.00)


SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES DECEMBER 2004 AND JANUARY 2005
ABS Catalogue No.
1309.0 Australia at a Glance, 2005 (POA)
3303.0.55.001Causes of Death, Australia, 2003 (POA)
3401.0Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, October 2004 ($21.00)
3401.0.55.001Short-term Visitor Arrival Estimates, Australia, November 2004 (POA)
4444.0.55.003 NewChild Care Survey, Australia, June 2002, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, (POA)
4509.1 Crime and Safety, New South Wales, April 2004 ($19.50)
4512.0Corrective Services, Australia, December 2004 ($23.00)
4513.0Criminal Courts, Australia, 2003-2004 ($29.00)
4517.0Prisoners in Australia, 2004 ($26.00)
4905.0.55.001 NewMature Age Persons Statistical Profile: Health, December 2004 ($21.00)
6222.0 Job Search Experience, Australia, July 2004 ($24.00)
6227.0Education and Work, Australia, May 2004 ($25.00)
6281.0Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia, April 2004 ($21.00)
6354.0Job Vacancies, Australia, November 2004 ($19.50)
6413.0.55.001 NewExperimental Price Indexes for Financial Services, December 2004 ($19.00)
8635.1.55.001Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales, September 2004 - Electronic Delivery (POA)
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, November 2004 ($22.00)
8916.0Cancer in Australia, 2001 ($24.00)



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