1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008  
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Image: PrefacePreface
The principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Image: Foreword - In history's page let every stage Advance Australia FairForeword - In history's page, let every stage Advance Australia Fair
Reaching its hundredth year in 2008, the Year Book has shone a light on the whole nation.
Image: IntroductionIntroduction
A comprehensive overview of the economic and social conditions of contemporary Australia
Image: ArticlesArticles
List of articles contained in this issue
Image: Scouting - developing leaders of tomorrowScouting - developing leaders of tomorrow
Australian scouting is celebrating its centenary year in 2008
Image: Geohazards and their impactGeohazards and their impact
Geoscience Australia is the Australian Government agency with the responsibility for coordinating Australia's involvement in the International Year of Planet Earth.
Image: Understanding natural hazard impacts on AustraliaUnderstanding natural hazard impacts on Australia
Natural hazards are a global phenomenon that can strike without warning throughout the world, and impact on every Australian state and territory.
Image: Natural disasters in AustraliaNatural disasters in Australia
A survey of natural disasters occuring within Australia since the late-19th century.
Image: Geography and climateGeography and climate
Geography of Australia, Australia's climate, Temperature
Image: EnvironmentEnvironment
Waste and recycling practices of households, Energy use by households, Transport use by households, Household water use and conservation, Environmental assets
Image: Water, land and airWater, land and air
Water, Land, Air
Image: GovernmentGovernment
Constitutional basis of government, The Sovereign, The Governor-General, Commonwealth Parliament, Australian Government, Commonwealth elections, State government, Territory government, Local government, Public service, Political parties, Reference notes
Image: International relationsInternational relations
Australia's credentials and place in the international system, Australia's bilateral relationships, Australia's security interests, Australia's economic interests, Australia's environment interests, Australia's engagement with the United Nations (UN), Australia and the Commonwealth, Australia's human rights policy, Services to the Australian community, Australia's overseas aid program, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Image: DefenceDefence
Strategic environment, Operations, Resources, Capabilities, People
Image: PopulationPopulation
Population size and growth, Population projections, Geographic distribution of the population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Births, Deaths, International migration, Country of birth, Marriages, divorces and de facto relationships, Households and families
Image: LabourLabour
Labour market statistics, Labour force, Employed people, Unemployed people, Persons not in the labour force, Underutilised labour, Earnings, Industrial relations, Job vacancies
Image: Income and welfareIncome and welfare
Household income, expenditure and wealth, Income and community support
Image: HousingHousing
Types of dwellings, Housing utilisation, Home owners and renters, Housing costs, Home buyers, Housing and life-cycle stages, Housing assistance
Image: HealthHealth
National health information, How Australians rate their health, Health status, Disability status, Health risk behaviours, Chronic disease, Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Communicable disease, Health care delivery and financing
Image: Education and trainingEducation and training
: Government responsibilities in education and training, Early childhood education, Primary and secondary education, Vocational education and training (VET), Higher education, Adult and community education (ACE), Participation in education, Educational attainment, Financing education
Image: Crime and justiceCrime and justice
Criminal justice system, Expenditure on public order and safety, Police, National crime statistics, Drug offences, Outcomes of police investigations, Courts, Corrective services, Prisoners, Most serious offence, Community-based corrections, Deaths in custody
Image: Culture and recreationCulture and recreation
Arts, Heritage, Sports and physical recreation, Cultural diversity
Image: Industry structure and performanceIndustry structure and performance
Evolution of Australian industry, Value of goods and services produced by Australian industry, Employment in Australian industry, Australian industry business entries and exits, Industry productivity
Image: AgricultureAgriculture
Agricultural environment, Agriculture industry, Agricultural production
Image: Forestry and fishingForestry and fishing
Forestry, Fishing
Image: MiningMining
Mineral, oil and gas resources, Expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration, Mining industry, Production and trade of minerals, Profile of major minerals, oil and gas
Image: EnergyEnergy
Resources, Supply and use, Production, International trade in energy products, Energy use
Image: ManufacturingManufacturing
Industry, Commodities
Image: ConstructionConstruction
Industry, Activity
Image: Service industriesService industries
Service industries sector, Selected service industries
Image: TourismTourism
Tourism industry, International visitor arrivals, Australian resident departures, Visitor travel in Australia, Tourist accommodation
Image: TransportTransport
Transport and storage industry, Transport activity Accidents, injuries and fatalities, Transport equipment
Image: Information and communication technologyInformation and communication technology
Information and communication technology (ICT) industries, Use of information technology (IT), How Australia accesses and uses the Internet
Image: Research and innovationResearch and innovation
Research and development (R&D), Innovation activity of businesses
Image: Financial systemFinancial system
Regulatory framework, Inter-sectoral financial flows, Financial enterprises, Financial markets, Managed funds, Lending by financial institutions, Money and the payments system
Image: Government financeGovernment finance
Public sector, Taxation revenue
Image: PricesPrices
Concept of a price index, Consumer price index (CPI), House price indexes, Labour price index (LPI), Producer price indexes, International trade price indexes
Image: National accountsNational accounts
Defining and measuring GDP, National income, expenditure and product accounts, State accounts, National balance sheet, Additional national accounts measures
Image: Internation accounts and tradeInternational accounts and trade
Overview of the international accounts Components of the international accounts, Statistical overview
Image: AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements
The ABS thanks the following people and organisations for their input into Year Book Australia 2008