Australian Social Trends 2009 March Quarter - Second Media Alert

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March 12, 2009


ATTENTION: Chiefs of Staff and News Editors
Australian Social Trends - out in 13 days time!

A premier publication of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Australian Social Trends - will be available on the ABS website at <> from Wednesday 25 March 2009.

Australian Social Trends is a quarterly analysis of Australian society which provides a rich source of story material for both news and feature writers.

Articles available in the March quarter issue of this publication include:

  • Future trends in Australia's population
  • Couples in Australia
  • Mental health
  • Trends in household work
  • Retirement and retirement intentions
  • Household debt
  • Trends in superannuation coverage
  • Are households using renewable energy?

Media note:

An ABS spokesperson will be available for interviews at the Press Gallery, Canberra on release day (25 March) from 11.30am. To ensure an interview time, please call to pre-book by calling Ilona Fraser (02) 6252 7480 or Richard Lynch (02) 6252 6139.