1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10  
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Image: PrefacePreface
The principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
A comprehensive overview of the economic and social conditions of contemporary Australia
List of articles contained in this issue
Australia's Biodiversity
This article highlights the unique characteristics of Australia's biodiversity and explains the importance of Australia's biodiverse environment to individuals, society and the economy.
Australia's cultural and linguistic diversity
In addition to our rich Indigenous cultures, Australia is a nation built on the migrant experience and consequently is one of the most diverse countries in the world.
Languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - A uniquely Australian heritage
Each Australian Indigenous language is associated with an area of land and has a deep spiritual significance - these languages came to the country and ancestral people of Indigenous Australians in a distant age that some call 'the Dreamtime'.
Girl Guides - Leading the way for Australian girls and young women
Celebrating the centenary of the world-wide Girl Guide movement.
Image: Geography and climateGeography and climate
Includes: Geography of Australia, Position and area, Australia's topography, History of Australia's landforms, Rivers and lakes, Australia's climate, Climatic controls, Episodic weather events, Interannual and interdecadal variability, Climate change, Rainfall and other precipitation, Temperature, Other aspects of climate
Image: Environment and heritageEnvironment
Includes: Household transport use, Environmental views and behaviour, Household energy use and conservation, Household water use and conservation, Waste generation and disposal, Environmental assets
Image: Environment and heritageLand, biodiversity, water and air
Includes: Land and biodiversity, Threatened species, Parks and protected areas, Invasive species, Water, Water management, Water availability, Rainfall, Run-off, Water storage, Water use, Agricultural water use, Air, Greenhouse gas emissions, Air pollutants
Image: GovernmentGovernment
Includes: 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
Image: International relationsInternational Relations
Includes: Australia's credentials and place in the international system, Role of DFAT in Australia's international relations, Australia's bilateral relationships, Australia's security interests, Australia's economic interests, Australia's environment interests, Australia's engagement with the United Nations, Australia and the Commonwealth, Australia's human rights policy, Services to the Australian community, Australia's overseas aid program
Image: DefenceDefence
Includes: The White Paper, The Strategic Reform Program, Major Operations 2008-09, Resources, Capabilities, People
Image: PopulationPopulation
Includes: 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
Includes: Labour market statistics, Labour force, Employed people, Unemployed people, Underutilised labour, Persons not in the labour force, Earnings, Workplace relations, How pay is set, Industrial disputes, Trade union membership, Job vacancies
Image: Income and welfareIncome and welfare
Includes: Household income, expenditure and wealth, Income and community support, Income support, Seniors, Aged care, Veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force and their families, People of working age, People with disability, Carers, Youth and students, Families, Children, Communities
Image: HousingHousing
Includes: Types of dwellings, Housing utilisation, Home owners and renters, Housing costs, Home buyers, Housing and life-cycle stages, Housing assistance
Image: HealthHealth
Includes: How Australians rate their health, Health status, Disability status, Health risk behaviours, Chronic disease, Communicable disease, Health care delivery and financing, Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Image: Education and trainingEducation and training
Includes: Government responsibilities in education, Education reform agenda, Early childhood education, Primary and secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education, Adult and community education, Participation in education, Educational attainment, Financing education
Image: Crime and justiceCrime and justice
Includes: Criminal justice system, Expenditure on public order and safety, Law enforcement agencies, National crime statistics, Outcomes of police investigations, Offenders proceeded against by police, Drug offences, Courts, Corrective services and juvenile justice supervision, People in custody, Community-based corrections, Deaths in custody
Image: Culture and recreationCulture and recreation
Includes: Arts and cultural heritage, Industry, Employment and other involvement, Government support, Sports and physical recreation, Participation by adults, Participation by children, Attendance, Government support, Industry, Employment and other involvement
Image: Industry structure and performanceIndustry structure and performance
Includes: 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
Includes: Agricultural environment, Agriculture industry, Agricultural production, Crops, Livestock, Livestock products
Image: Forestry and fishingForestry and fishing
Includes: Forestry, Forest estate, Wood and paper products, Fishing, Production, processing, exports and imports of fisheries products, Fisheries resources
Image: MiningMining
Includes: 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
Includes: Resources, Supply and use, Production, International trade in energy products, Energy use
Image: ManufacturingManufacturing
Includes: Manufacturing industry, Manufactured commodities, International trade in manufactured commodities
Image: ConstructionConstruction
Includes: Construction industry, Construction activity, Residential building, Non-residential building, Engineering construction
Image: Service industriesService industries
Includes: Service industries sector, Selected service industries, Retail trade, Wholesale trade, Museums, Legal services, Cafes, restaurants and catering services, Digital game development services, Performing arts, Accommodation services, Television, film and video production and post-production services, Not-for-profit organisations
Image: TourismTourism
Includes: Tourism industry, International visitor arrivals, Australian resident departures, Visitor travel in Australia, Tourist accommodation
Image: TransportTransport
Includes: Transport and storage industry, Transport activity, Domestic airline activity, Road transport activity, Transport passenger activity, Accidents, injuries and fatalities, Transport accident deaths, Road traffic crashes, Air accidents, Transport equipment
Image: Information and communication technologyInformation and communication technology
Includes: Information and communication technology industries, Use of information technology, Businesses, Households, Farms, How Australia accesses and uses the internet, Business use, Personal use, Children's use of the internet and mobile phones
Image: Science and innovationResearch and innovation
Includes: Research and experimental development, Business sector, Higher education sector, Government sector, Private non-profit sector, Innovation activity of businesses
Image: Financial systemFinancial system
Includes: 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
Includes: Public sector, Taxation revenue
Image: PricesPrices
Includes: Concept of a price index, Consumer price index, Labour price index, House price indexes, Producer price indexes, Stage of production indexes, Manufacturing industries indexes, Construction industries indexes, Service industries price indexes, International trade price indexes
Image: National accountsNational accounts
Includes: 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
Includes: Overview of the international accounts, Components of the international accounts, Statistical overview, Balance of payments, International trade in goods and services, International trade in goods by commodity, International trade in goods by country, International trade in services, International investment position, Foreign debt, Levels of foreign investment in Australia and Australian investment abroad
Image: AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements
The ABS thanks the following people and organisations for their input into Year Book Australia 2009-10