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Newsletters - Statistics News New South Wales - Issue Number 30, March 2005
 
 

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

MIGRATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEW SOUTH WALES
HOUSING CHOICES, NSW
NSW STATISTICAL COORDINATION AND USER FORUM (SCUF)
WATER USE ON AUSTRALIAN FARMS
NSW LAND PARCEL TRIAL
STATISTICAL TRAINING
WORK IN SELECTED CULTURE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES
INVOLVEMENT IN ORGANISED SPORT
PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION
ENHANCING THE POPULATION CENSUS
SUICIDES: RECENT TRENDS, AUSTRALIA
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH SURVEY
MEASURES OF AUSTRALIA'S PROGRESS



MIGRATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Demography NSW (cat. no. 3311.1.55.001) was released on 22 February and includes a special article on Migration and Young People in NSW. This article provides an overview of the population change, migration and mobility of young people in NSW. The population of young people in NSW has grown since 2000. As this cannot be solely explained by 'natural increase', migration must be considered a key factor. In NSW, one in four young people reported changing their usual residence between 2000 and 2001. During the same period NSW also had a net interstate migration loss of young people, but gained over 17,000 young people who were resident overseas in 2000. This article is an electronic product available on the ABS web site free of charge.

HOUSING CHOICES, NSW

Housing Choices, NSW (cat. no. 3240.1) was released on 29 March 2005. This publication summarises results from the October 2004 NSW State Supplementary Survey. It presents information on household composition; dwelling structure; tenure type; whether modifications have been made to the dwelling for disabled or elderly residents; and whether households intend to move in the next 12 months, with corresponding reasons. For households that have moved in the last three years, reasons for leaving their previous dwelling and choosing their current dwelling are reported. For further information contact Michael Clarke on (02) 9268 4660, email michael.clarke@abs.gov.au.

NSW STATISTICAL COORDINATION AND USER FORUM (SCUF)

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. Discussed at the last meeting on 24 March 2005 were the 2005 State Statistical Forum and the NSW Government State Statistical Priorities Process. For further information contact Merran Butler on (02) 9268 4855, email m.butler@abs.gov.au.

WATER USE ON AUSTRALIAN FARMS

Water Use on Australian Farms, 2002-03 (cat. no. 4618.0) was released on 31 March. This new publication contains information on irrigation practices on Australian farms, collected in the 2003 Water Survey - Agriculture. The survey was developed in response to strong demand for nationally consistent information of water use. Data were collected on the type and area of crops irrigated, volume of water applied, water entitlements and allocations, sources of irrigation water, irrigation methods, factors influencing changes to irrigation practices and irrigation expenses. Data are available for each state and statistical division. For further information contact Cherie Poulton on (03) 6222 5983, email c.poulton@abs.gov.au.


NSW LAND PARCEL TRIAL

The ABS Centre for Environment and Energy Statistics is trialling a new approach to collecting and presenting regional environmental and natural resource management statistics. The two trials are utilising geographical land parcel information to create survey populations which can be cost-effectively surveyed. Traditional ABS collection techniques obtain data for a business or a person, whereas the land parcel approach obtains land management data for a specific area of land. The data can then be collated to produce environmental statistics, including maps, for relatively small geographical areas.. Results from both trials should be available by the end of the year. For further information contact John Purcell on (02) 6252 5651, email john.purcell@abs.gov.au.

STATISTICAL TRAINING

The ABS NSW Statistical Consultancy Section provides a range of statistical training courses throughout the year. Courses on offer in the coming months include: Introduction to Statistics (3-5 May); Basic Survey Design (15-16 June); Introduction to Sampling (19-20 July); Principles of Questionnaire Design (21-22 September); and Turning Data Into Information (1-2 June and 12-13 October). Training courses can also be tailored to meet specific organisational needs. For further information contact the Training Coordinator on (02) 9268 4183, email client.services@abs.gov.au.

WORK IN SELECTED CULTURE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia, April 2004 (cat. no. 6281.0) was released on 22 December 2004 and contains information for NSW. The publication presents information on the number and demographic characteristics of people involved in paid or unpaid work in selected culture and leisure activities over a 12 month period. Over 40 activities are covered by the survey, including work for museums, libraries and zoos as well as writing, painting and performing. Work in the fields covered by the survey is often undertaken as a second or third job, or is unpaid, and is often done intermittently. The publication includes information on hours and weeks of work in a year, and the amount of payment for the work. For further information contact Chris Giddings on (08) 8237 7326, email nccrs@abs.gov.au.
INVOLVEMENT IN ORGANISED SPORT

Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, April 2004 (cat. no. 6285.0) was released on 8 February 2005 and contains information for NSW. The publication presents information on the number and demographic characteristics of people involved in paid or unpaid work as players, coaches, referees, scorers, timekeepers, medical support personnel, committee members or in other support roles for organised sport and physical activity. Such work is often seasonal, receives low or no pay, and is done as a second or third job or as voluntary work. The publication includes information on the extent to which this work is supporting junior or school sport and highlights the different levels of involvement between the capital cities and regional areas in each state. For further information contact Mike Stratton on (08) 8237 7399, email nccrs@abs.gov.au.

PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION

Price indexes are often used in contracts by businesses and government in Indexation Clauses. The purpose of Indexation Clauses are to adjust payments and/or charges to take account of changes in categories of prices. The ABS has recently released a set of guidelines that outline a range of issues that should be taken into account by parties considering including an Indexation Clause in a contract using an ABS price index. These guidelines can be found in Australian Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6461.0) which is available on-line from the Statistical Concepts Library on the ABS web site. For further information contact Steve Whennan on (02) 6252 6251 or email steve.whennan@abs.gov.au.

ENHANCING THE POPULATION CENSUS

The information paper Enhancing the Population Census: Developing a Longitudinal View (cat. no. 2060.0) is due to be released on 20 April. The paper describes a proposal to enhance the value of 2006 Census of Population and Housing data by combining it over time with data from future censuses, and other ABS data. The information paper includes specific information on key issues on which submissions are sought, as well as providing examples of possible cases where the enhanced data provide potential statistical value. The ABS encourages interested parties to submit their views on the proposal. Those wishing to provide feedback can lodge a submission on-line through the ABS web site or on a paper form. The closing date for submissions is 6 May 2005. For further information contact Rosalie Butler on (02) 6252 6294, email rosalie.butler@abs.gov.au.

SUICIDES: RECENT TRENDS, AUSTRALIA

Suicides: Recent Trends, Australia (cat. no. 3309.0.55.001) was released on 15 December 2004. Drawing on data from the ABS Causes of Death collection, this electronic publication offers summary statistics about suicides registered in Australia in 2003, the latest year for which mortality data are available. Information for the years 1993 to 2003 is shown for comparison. Data are presented separately by sex and age group, including numbers of suicides, age-specific rates and standardised death rates. Details of method of suicide and state or territory of usual residence are also incorporated. For further information contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH SURVEY

The 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) is currently in the field. The survey will collect information from approximately 11,000 Indigenous persons on health status, risk factors, health related actions and other social and demographic characteristics. The survey aims to collect information to inform policy development and debate in both health and population health. Survey information will also enable comparisons with the non-Indigenous population and the exploration of linkages between health and population characteristics. Enumeration will conclude in July 2005, with initial results to be released early 2006. For further information contact Mark Lound on (02) 6252 5781, email mark.lound@abs.gov.au.

MEASURES OF AUSTRALIA'S PROGRESS

Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP): Summary Indicators 2005 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001) is due to be released on 20 April 2005. It will provide a summary overview focusing on the fifteen headline indicators previously published in MAP 2004, updated with the most recent data available. The indicators cover a range of social, economic and environmental dimensions important to Australians. MAP: Summary Indicators 2005 will be an electronic product available on the ABS web site free of charge. For more information, contact Denise Carlton on (02) 6252 5259, email denise.carlton@abs.gov.au.





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SELECTED RELEASES DECEMBER 2004 TO FEBRUARY 2005
To order ABS publications or enquire about release dates, please contact the
National Information & Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
ABS Catalogue No.
1301.0Year Book Australia, 2005 ($90.00)
1329.0Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2004 ($26.00)
3201.0Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2004 ($23.00)
3302.0Deaths, Australia, 2003 ($30.00)
3302.1.55.001 NewLife Tables, New South Wales, 2001-2003, 2003, Electronic delivery (Charges may apply)
3309.0.55.001Suicides: Recent Trends, Australia, 1993 to 2003 ($20.00)
3311.1.55.001Demography New South Wales, 2003, Electronic Delivery (p.o.a.)
4221.0Schools, Australia, 2004 ($24.00)
4363.0.55.002 NewNational Health Survey 2001: Data Reference Package, 2001, Electronic delivery (Charges may apply)
4444.0.55.004 NewTechnical Paper: Child Care Survey, Australia, Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File, June 2002, Electronic delivery (Charges may apply)
4509.1Crime and Safety, New South Wales, April 2004 ($19.50)
4517.0Prisoners in Australia, 2004 ($26.00)
6222.0Job Search Experience, Australia, July 2004 ($25.00)
6281.0Work in Selected Culture and Leisure Activities, Australia, April 2004 (Charges may apply)
6285.0Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, April 2004 (Charges may apply)
6461.0Australian Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods (Appendix 2 only) December 2004, Electronic delivery (Charges may apply)
8155.0Australian Industry, 2001-02 and 2002-03 ($34.00)
8158.0 NewInnovation in Australian Business, 2003 ($21.00)
8635.1.55.001Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales - Electronic Delivery, September 2004 (Charges may apply)


SELECTED EXPECTED RELEASES MARCH AND APRIL 2005
ABS Catalogue No.
1379.0.55.001National Regional Profile (1999-2003), Electronic delivery
1383.0.55.001 NewMeasures of Australia's Progress: summary Indicators 2005 (p.o.a.)
2024.0.30.001 FinalCensus of Population and Housing: CLIB2001, Australia, 2001 (p.o.a.)
2060.0Enhancing the Population Census: Developing a Longitudinal View ($10.00)
3107.0.55.001Information Paper: Australian Demographic Statistics, New Format Time Series Spreadsheets, 2005 (p.o.a.)
3240.1Housing Choices, New South Wales, October 2004 ($21.00)
3218.0Regional Population Growth, Australia and New Zealand, 2003-04 ($35.00)
4618.0 NewWater Use on Australian Farms, 2002-03 ($29.00)
6310.0 Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, August 2004 ($27.00)
6416.0 House Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, December, 2004 ($19.00)
8129.0 Business Use of Information Technology, 2003-04 ($21.00)
8635.1.55.001 Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, New South Wales - Electronic Delivery, December 2004 (p.o.a.)



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