4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
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Abbreviations, symbols and other usages


    The following abbreviations have been used in this publication.


    NSWNew South Wales
    SASouth Australia
    WAWestern Australia
    NTNorthern Territory
    ACT Australian Capital Territory


    AAPAsthma Action Plan
    ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
    ABSCQAustralian Bureau of Statistics Classification of Qualifications
    AGPSAustralian Government Publishing Service
    AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification
    ASCEDAustralian Standard Classification of Education
    ASCOAustralian Standard Classification of Occupations
    ASGCAustralian Standard Geographical Classification
    ASOCAustralian Standard Offence Classification
    ASTAustralian Social Trends
    BMIBody mass index
    CDEPCommunity Development Employment Projects scheme
    CPIConsumer Price Index
    CSDA Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement
    DALYDisability Adjusted Life Year
    EFPEnvironmentally-friendly product
    ERPEstimated resident population
    FTEFull-time equivalent
    GDPGross Domestic Product
    GPGeneral Practitioner
    GSSGeneral Social Survey
    HECSHigher Education Contribution Scheme
    HESHousehold Expenditure Survey
    HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
    ICD-10International Classification of Diseases - 10th revision
    ICD-9International Classification of Diseases - 9th revision
    LFSLabour Force Survey
    MAPMeasures of Australia’s Progress
    NHPANational Health Priority Area
    NHSNational Health Survey
    OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    PELSPostgraduate Education Loan Scheme
    PSAProstate specific antigen test
    SAAPSupported Accommodation Assistance Program
    SACC Standard Australian Classification of Countries
    SARSpecial Administrative Region of China
    SARSSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    SDStatistical Division
    SDACSurvey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
    SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
    SIHSurvey of Income and Housing
    SLAStatistical Local Area
    SSDStatistical Subdivision
    STDSexually transmitted disease
    TAFETechnical and Further Education
    TFRTotal fertility rate
    UKUnited Kingdom
    USAUnited States of America
    USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
    VETVocational Education and Training
    WHOWorld Health Organisation


    The following symbols and usages mean:

    billion1,000 million
    n.a.not available
    necnot elsewhere classified
    nfdnot further defined
    n.y.a.not yet available
    ppreliminary - figures or series subject to revision
    rfigures or series revised since previous edition
    '000 thousand
    '000mthousand million
    $mmillion dollars
    $bbillion dollars
    $USAmerican dollar
    %per cent
    *subject to high sampling variability
    **data suppressed due to unacceptably high sampling variability
    . .not applicable
    nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


    Figures have been rounded. Therefore discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component
    items and totals.

    Unless otherwise stated, where source data used included a non-response category (i.e. not stated), data in this category have been excluded prior to the calculation of percentages. Total numbers shown with such percentages include the number of non-responses.

    Each chapter contains a national summary table which provides, where possible, ten years of data for a particular indicator. These time series are designed to give a long-term overview and readers should be cautious when interpreting small year to year variations, as some may not be statistically significant.

    Unless otherwise stated, all data from the Census of Population and Housing are based on the location of people on census night, i.e. their place of enumeration.

    Unless otherwise stated, all data from the Census of Population and Housing exclude overseas visitors.

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