4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, Dec 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2012   
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Australian farming and farmers
In 2012, Australia celebrates the year of the farmer. This article looks at the business of farming and the characteristics of Australian farmers, It also compares farming now with 30 years ago.
Podcast - Episode 10:
Duration: 9:08 min, filesize: 8.57 MB,
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Leaving Australia forever?
This article looks at the characteristics of people who, upon leaving Australia, state that they are departing permanently.

Women in leadership
This article examines the representation of women in leadership positions in government, and across the private and public sectors. Also examines the barriers some women face in obtaining these positions, and initiatives being put in place to address gender inequality at that level.

Older carers
This article focuses on the characteristics of people aged 65 years and over who provide some level of care to others with a disability, long term health condition, or is elderly.
People identified as having dementia or Alzheimer's disease
This article discusses the characteristics of people identified as having dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. It also includes information on hospitalisations and deaths attributed to these diseases.

Podcast - Episode 11:
Duration: 8:12 min, filesize: 3.44 MB,
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From January 2013, AST will be reducing the number of releases per year from four to three.
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Australian Social Trends includes national and state summary indicator sets across several broad areas of social concern. Three of nine indicator sets were released in December 2012. You can download all the Excel spreadsheets below. Please note: AST work indicators are to be released in February 2013.
AST Indicators will no longer be updated after February 2013, but similar information will be available via the Topics @ a Glance pages.
June 2012
- Education and training
- Other areas of social concern

September 2012
- Health
- Population
- International comparisons
December 2012
- Family and community
- Housing
- Economic resources
- Work