1003.0 - ABS News for Libraries, Feb 2008
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How do Australians Use Their Time?
How much time do Australians spend reading? How much time do young people spend watching television? Are men spending more or less time on child care activities than in 1997? Which people feel time pressured?
All these questions can be answered with the latest release of How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0), published on 21 February 2008. The 2006 Time Use Survey was the third conducted in Australia, with previous surveys in 1997 and 1992. The survey measures the daily activity patterns of people, providing information about time spent on:
Here are a few statistics highlighting some of the areas of study in this publication:
Australia's population reached a milestone 21 million during the June quarter 2007 fuelled by the highest population growth rate since 1989.
The increase of 315,700 people resulted in an estimated 1.5% growth rate. Net overseas migration contributed to over half (56% or 177,600 people) of Australia's growth, while natural increase contributed 44% (272,900 births minus 134,800 deaths). See Australian Demographic Statistics, June 2007 (cat. no. 3101.0).
The next annual issue of Migration, Australia 2006-07 (cat. no. 3412.0) is due to be released 26 March 2008. It contains information on international and internal migration by state and territory. This issue has two feature articles:
A new Information Paper on Population Concepts (cat. no. 3107.0.55.006) is due to be released on 12 March 2008. This paper will discuss the difference between various concepts such as:
Regional Population Growth
For the latest population figures for your Local Government Area check the next issue of the annual Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0). Due to be released 31 March 2008, this issue will include preliminary estimates for sub state/territory levels for June 2007.
Defining Sport and Exercise
A Discussion Paper: Defining Sport and Exercise, a Conceptual Model, 2008 was released on 22 February. This paper presents a draft conceptual model defining key concepts commonly used in survey research on sport and exercise. The ABS would be particularly keen to hear feedback from specialists working in the field of sport and physical activity policy, research or measurement.
Finding Sports and Physical Recreation Data
The latest issue of Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2008 (Edition 1), released 1 February, provides a comprehensive guide to finding data about sports and physical recreation.
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