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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 23, June 2003
 
 

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

CONTACT

Allan McLean
Economic and Population Statistics Unit

Phone: (02) 9268 4795 Fax: (02) 9268 4805

Email: allan.mclean@abs.gov.au


CONTENTS

NSW YEAR BOOK 2003
REGIONAL STATISTICS NSW
AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS
2001 CENSUS DATA
LABOUR STATISTICS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & ABS
DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS
STATISTICAL TRAINING
2001 NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY
2003 SURVEY OF DISABILITY, AGEING AND CARERS
RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
CRIMINAL COURTS
AGRICULTURE INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN
SELECTED RELEASES


NSW YEAR BOOK 2003

New South Wales Year Book, 2003 (cat. no. 1300.1) was released in May 2003. It provides a comprehensive statistical overview of the prevailing economic and social conditions in NSW in 2002. For more information on the NSW Year Book 2003 contact Cameron Sach on (02) 9268 4376, email: c.sach@abs.gov.au. In addition, Year Book Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 1301.0) was released in January 2003, and is available in hardcopy or on CD-ROM.


REGIONAL STATISTICS NSW

Regional Statistics NSW, 2003 (cat. no. 1362.1) was released in May 2003. It contains a range of data for each Local Government Area and Statistical Division in NSW. The data include: area; population; births; deaths; building activity; tourist accommodation; agricultural production; local government finances; and an index of remoteness. It also contains regional data on labour force status, educational attainment, crime, carers who are employees, work in culture and leisure activities and teleworking. For more information contact Allan McLean on (02) 9268 4795, email: allan.mclean@abs.gov.au.

AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS

Australian Social Trends, 2003 (cat. no. 4102.0) is due for release in June 2003. This year's issue has a regional and rural focus. It contains 30 articles presenting statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues including: population; family and community; health; education and training; work; economic resources and housing. Each chapter is supported by a set of social indicator tables providing an overview of social change over the past decade, and a snapshot of differences across Australian states and territories. For more information contact Marelle Rawson on
(02) 6252 7187, email: marelle.rawson@abs.gov.au.

2001 CENSUS DATA

Census of Population and Housing: Population Growth and Distribution, Australia
(cat. no. 2035.0) is due for release in June 2003. It provides information about the population changes that have taken place in Australia between the 1996 and 2001 Censuses. It includes information on the growth, location and mobility of the population at national, state and regional levels. A major emphasis is on the characteristics and volume of interstate and intrastate movements. Final estimates at the Statistical Local Area level for all of Australia are also provided. For more information contact Jacqui Cristiano on (02) 6252 5117, email: jacqui.cristiano@abs.gov.au.

LABOUR STATISTICS

Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0) is a new quarterly publication. The first issue was released in April 2003. This publication draws together labour statistics from a range of sources, including household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. The first issue contains a technical report and two feature articles; Labour Force Survey Sample Redesign; Characteristics of Underemployed Workers; and Job Vacancies and Employment. For more information contact Lorraine Cornehls on (02) 6252 6079, email: lorraine.cornehls@abs.gov.au.

Changes will be made to the ABS Labour Force Survey (LFS) product set from April 2003. The name of Labour Force, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 6202.0) will change to Labour Force, Australia from the April 2003 issue, released on 8 May 2003. Changes to the format of Labour Force, Australia will be introduced in September 2003. For more information contact Michael Johnson on (02) 6252 5225, email: michael.johnson@abs.gov.au.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & ABS

Local Government and ABS is a new newsletter which is now available on the ABS website. This is a quarterly newsletter provided by the ABS to help the Local Government Sector easily find information on the ABS website for planning and other community servicing decisions. To access this on the ABS website, click on 'News', then 'Newsletters'. For more information contact Jeff Bulger on (08) 8237 7621, email: jeff.bulger@abs.gov.au.

DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS

Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Census Edition - Final (cat. no. 3201.0) was released in March 2003. This issue contains final estimates of the resident population of Australian states and territories as at 30 June from 1997 to 2001, and preliminary estimates as at 30 June 2002. These are based on the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. For more information contact Genevieve Heard on (02) 6252 7883, email: genevieve.heard@abs.gov.au.

Australian Demographic Statistics, 2001 Census Edition - Final, September Quarter 2002 (cat. no. 3101.0) was released in March 2003. It contains final estimates of the resident populations (ERP) of Australia and the states/territories based on the results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing from September 1996 to June 2001, revised data from September 2001 to June 2002 and preliminary data for September 2002. It also contains data on the components of population growth (natural increase, net overseas and net interstate migration) for the respective periods, and a special article on how Australia calculates the ERP. For more information contact Anne Ward on (02) 6252 6296, email: anne.ward@abs.gov.au.

Population Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3222.0) is due for release in August 2003. It contains alternative projections (based on different assumptions as to future levels of fertility, mortality and migration) of the resident population of Australia, the states/territories, capital cities and balance of states from 2002 to 2101. For more information contact Katrina Phelan on (02) 6252 6573, email: katrina.phelan@abs.gov.au.

STATISTICAL TRAINING

The ABS NSW Statistical Consultancy will provide a range of training courses throughout the year. Courses offered for the next few months include: Analysing Survey Data Made Simple, 29-30 July; Principles of Questionnaire Design, 19-20 August; Turning Data Into Information, 16-17 September; and Understanding Demographic Data, 21 November. For more information contact the Training Coordinator on (02) 9268 4653, email:
client.services@abs.gov.au.

2001 NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY

Accessing the 2001 National Health Survey (NHS) Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF). The 2001 NHS CURF was released on 8 April 2003. The CURF is available on CD-ROM and via the new Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL), a system which allows approved clients access to CURF data at their desktop via a secure internet link. In addition to state/territory information, the RADL file also contains more detailed information than the CD-ROM file for a range of other variables. More information on the data content of both formats is available in the Information Paper: 2001 National Health Survey: Confidentialised Unit Record File, which can be downloaded from the ABS website (refer to the 'Access to ABS CURFs' link). For more information contact the ABS CURF Management Unit on
(02) 6252 5731, email: intermediary.management@abs.gov.au.
2003 SURVEY OF DISABILITY, AGEING AND CARERS

Enumeration of the 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers is due to commence in June 2003 and will continue through to November 2003. Results from the survey are expected to be released from 30 June 2004. Data will cover three main areas: people with a disability (including disability status, main condition, assistance needed/received, use of aids, use of public transport and employment restrictions); older persons (including assistance needed/received, culture leisure participation, disability status and income); and people who provide assistance to others because of their disability (including carer status, relationship to main recipient, time spent caring for main recipient, need for and receipt of respite care, reasons for caring). For more information contact Ken Black on (02) 6252 7430, email: ken.black@abs.gov.au.

RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Country Matters: Social Atlas of Rural and Regional Australia
(cat. no. 2049.0) is due for release in June 2003. Country Matters has been jointly produced by the Bureau of Rural Sciences and the ABS with funding support from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The publication focuses on Australia's non-metropolitan population at Statistical Local Area level. It contains maps illustrating key demographic/socio-economic characteristics and social aspects relevant to life in rural and regional Australia; comparisons between 1996 and 2001 Census data; and data from other sources including the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Family and Community Services and Centrelink. For more information contact James Tuhan on (02) 6252 6294, email: james.tuhan@abs.gov.au.

CRIMINAL COURTS

Criminal Courts, Australia (cat. no. 4513.0) was released on 9 April 2003. It presents statistics relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate) and Magistrates' Courts of Australia, for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002. The statistics are based on data extracted from administrative records held by state and territory agencies responsible for courts administration. It provides a picture of the characteristics of defendants dealt with by the Higher Criminal Courts, including information on the offences and sentence types associated with those defendants. Summary data relating to the criminal workload of the Higher Courts for individual years from 1996-97 is also included. For more information email: crime.justice@abs.gov.au.

AGRICULTURE INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Development of an Agriculture Information Development Plan (IDP).
The purpose of the IDP is to develop an agreed plan for a national agricultural statistics system that meets the information needs of key stakeholders. This will require extensive consultation and gathering of intelligence from stakeholders. To begin this process, the ABS has prepared a preliminary version of an Agriculture IDP for discussion with stakeholders during May/June 2003. For more information contact Jim Williamson on
(02) 6252 5830, email: jim.williamson@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 Philippa Smedley on
(02) 9268 4607, email:
philippa.smedley@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 2003
To order ABS publications please contact the

ABS National Information & Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

4613.0Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, 2002 ($40.00)
2004.0 NewCensus of Population and Housing: Usual Residents Profile, 2001 ($10.00)
3201.0Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, Census Edition - Final, June 1997 to June 2002 ($27.00)
8762.0Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, December Quarter 2002 ($22.00)
4513.0Criminal Courts, Australia, 2001-02 ($27.00)
6105.0 NewAustralian Labour Market Statistics, April 2003 ($30.00)
2005.0 NewCensus of Population and Housing: Expanded Community Profile, 2001 ($75.00)
4817.0.55.001 NewInformation Paper: Use of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale in ABS Health Surveys, Australia, 2001 Free
1303.1New South Wales At A Glance, 2003 Free
1362.1Regional Statistics, New South Wales, 2003 ($35.00)
4510.0Recorded Crime - Victims Australia, 2002 ($23.00)
5679.0 NewInformation Paper: Characteristics of Wage and Salary Earners in Regions of Australia, 1999-2000 ($10.00)
6362.0 NewEmployer Training Expenditure and Practices, Australia, 2001-02 ($23.00)
6227.0.55.001 NewInformation Paper: Survey of Education and Work, Australia, 2001, Confidentialised Unit Record File ($10.00)
4814.0.55.001 NewOccasional Paper: Measuring Dietary Habits in the 2001 National Health Survey, Australia, 2001 Free
8149.0Human Resources by Selected Qualifications and Occupations, Australia, 2001 ($23.00)
4713.0 NewPopulation Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 ($34.00)
3412.0Migration, Australia 2000-01 and 2001-02 ($35.00)
5506.0Taxation Revenue, Australia 2001-02 ($20.00)
6273.0Employment in Culture, Australia, 2001 ($23.00)
2035.0Census of Population and Housing: Population Growth and Distribution, Australia, 2001 ($35.00)

SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES JUNE AND JULY 2003
Release dates for publications can be obtained from the ABS web site.
On the Welcome Page
go to Products and Services, Release Advice.

4159.0 NewGeneral Social Survey, Australia, March to July 2002 ($25.00)
4102.0Australian Social Trends, 2003 ($47.00)
3101.0Australian Demographic Statistics, December Quarter 2002 ($24.00)
4612.0 NewConcepts, Sources and Methods for Australia's Water, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounts, 2001 ($27.00)
2007.0Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing: ABS Views on Content and Procedures, 2006 ($10.00)
4509.0Crime and Safety, Australia, April 2002 ($23.00)
4148.0 NewEmployment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, August 2001 ($22.00)
2048.0 NewCensus of Population and Housing: Ageing in Australia, 2001 ($33.00)
3319.0.55.001 NewOccasional Paper: Multiple Causes of Death Analysis, Australia, 1997-2001 Free
4813.0.55.001 NewOccasional Paper: Vaccination Coverage in Australian Children - ABS Statistics and the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), 2001 Free
2049.0 NewCountry Matters: Social Atlas of Rural and Regional Australia, 2001 ($56.00)
6523.0Income Distribution, Australia, 2000-01 ($25.00)
4156.0Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2003 ($30.00)





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