1003.0 - ABS News for Libraries (Issue No. 59), Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2007   
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Training news

Ultimo TAFE Library spreads the ABS web site access word...
To encourage students to use the ABS web site, Ultimo TAFE Library promoted ABS information with a display and an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Karen Kaplinski, Customer Services Librarian says that the display was extremely successful, with a lot of students and staff showing an increased awareness of and interest in the ABS as a result. "When the display was up we had many students come and ask us about ABS publications and the web site. The display certainly increased awareness of ABS." Karen also said that many people hadn't previously been aware of the large number of subject areas for which the ABS produced statistics. It was so successful that they want to do it again next year, during the beginning of the first term when the library is at its busiest.

Image: ABS poster and publication display Image: Statistics for Research link on the TAFE online catalogue

New and Forthcoming releases

Tourism Marketing Expenditure 2005-06 (cat. no. 8691.0) released 26 February 2007.
This publication contains information on the amount spent by Australian private sector tourism-related businesses on marketing Australian tourism to domestic and overseas travellers.
Regional statistics
Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 5673.0.55.001) released 9 March 2007.
Which regions and occupations have the highest average wage and salary incomes? This release presents data on the characteristics of wage and salary earners in Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), and shows that employees in mining and inner metropolitan areas generally had the highest average wage and salary incomes in Australia in 2003-04. These data have been compiled from the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) Individual Income Tax Return Database.
Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits (cat. no. 8165.0) released 26 February. This release harmonises two discontinued releases on business counts (8161.0) and entries and exits (8160.0). The scope of this release only includes businesses which are actively trading in goods or services, so the data is now much more relevant to the needs of all key users. Detailed counts are presented by industry, state and territory, type of legal organisation, sector and employment size.

These titles are a selection of what the ABS is currently releasing this quarter. They are available free on the ABS web site. Keep up to date by subscribing to the free ABS Email Notification Service.