1383.0.55.001 - Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2009   
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This table includes links to updated indicators for headline dimensions and to background material from MAP 2006 (cat. no. 1370.0) for the supplementary dimensions.

Other indicators

  • Proportion of people surviving to ages 25, 50 and 75
  • Infant mortality rate
  • Avoidable deaths
  • Incidence of all cancer
  • Incidence of heart attacks
  • Burden of disease
  • International life expectancy at birth
  • Living with disability
  • Causes of death
Education and training
  • Education participation rate for those aged 15-19
  • Year 7/8 to Year 12 apparent retention rate
  • Human capital stock
  • Education participation rates and attainment levels for those aged 15-64
  • OECD literacy rates, science, reading and mathematics
  • Indigenous to non-Indigenous education participation and attainment ratios
  • Female students as a proportion of all students
  • International level of higher education
  • Education participation for those aged 15-64
  • Level of highest non-school qualification for those aged 25-64
  • Casual employees
  • People working part-time or longer hours (50 hours a week worked or more)
  • Average hours per week, full-time workers

National income
  • Real gross domestic product per capita
  • Real final consumption expenditure per capita
  • Real household consumption expenditure per capita
  • Net national saving as a proportion of GDP
  • Real industry gross value added
  • Real gross state income per capita
  • Terms of trade
  • Population in work
  • Selected measures of equivalised household disposable income
  • International comparisons of national income: Gross National income
  • International comparisons of national income: average annual GDP growth
Economic hardship
  • Indicators of economic situation by household composition
National wealth
  • Real national assets and liabilities per capita
  • Real net capital stock per capita
  • Economically demonstrated resources (minerals and energy) per capita
  • Real net foreign debt
  • Real gross fixed capital formation per capita
  • Mean household net worth
  • Mean value of selected household assets and liabilities
  • Currently no headline indicator
  • Labour productivity
  • Research and development expenditure as a proportion of GDP
  • Investment in software as a proportion of GDP
  • Managers and professionals as a proportion of total employment
  • Proportion of businesses with web site or home page
  • Hours worked and quality adjusted hours worked
  • Proportion of businesses innovating

The natural landscape
  • Trends in threatened species
  • Mammalian extinctions
  • Species-threatening invasive animals
  • Proportion of ecosystems: area protected
  • Weeds of national significance, distribution
  • Native forest area
  • Net water use
  • Total water storage capacity of large dams
  • Water diversions: Murray-Darling Basin
  • River condition (biota) index
  • Cattle and sheep numbers
  • Natural and actual flows in the River Murray
  • International comparison: Threatened bird species
  • International comparison: Water abstraction per capita
The air and atmosphere
  • Days when ozone concentrations exceeded guidelines, selected capital cities
  • Highest one hour averages of SO2, selected regional centres v CO2-e emissions, net, per capita and per $ GDP
  • Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions for selected sectors
  • Carbon dioxide concentrations
  • Consumption of ozone depleting substances
  • International comparison: net greenhouse gas emissions per capita
Oceans and estuaries
  • No headline indicator

Family, community and social cohesion
  • No headline indicator
  • Children without an employed parent
  • Voluntary work
  • Primary carers of elderly and disabled
  • No participation in selected activities
  • Proportion of children in lone mother families
  • Suicide and drug-induced death rates
  • (indicators in the Work dimension are also relevant)
  • Family type
  • Participation in religious activities
  • Racism
  • Homicide rate
  • Imprisonment rate
Democracy, governance and citizenship
  • No headline indicator
  • Indigenous members of Federal parliaments and State and Territory legislative assemblies

Supplementary dimensionsSupplementary and other indicators

Culture and leisure
  • No indicators
  • Consumer price index
  • Domestic final demand price index
  • Total final consumption expenditure
  • Total gross fixed capital formation
Competitiveness and openness
  • Trade weighted exchange rate
  • Real unit labour costs
  • Ratio of imports to GDP
  • Ratio of foreign investment inflow to GDP
  • Computer ownership and internet access, households
  • Passenger vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Road fatalities