2030.0 - Complete Set of Social Atlases, 2006
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/03/2008
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) 2006 Census Social Atlas Series was launched by the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, in a ceremony earlier today at Parliament House, Canberra.
At the launch, the Minister said that "Information from the Census helps us to plan for and build a greater Australia", and that Social Atlases were "easy to understand with thematic maps and accompanying commentary including key social, demographic and housing characteristics."
The Australian Statistician, Brian Pink, continued by saying that "The Social Atlas Series is just one resource the ABS delivers to assist Australia in making informed decisions and that visibility and accessibility of statistics is something I see as very important."
"The ABS is taking a leading role in developing a strong National Statistical Service and engagement, collaboration and coordination with the broad range of producers of official statistics are the keys to it's success," Brian Pink said.
The Social Atlas complements the products that are made available on the ABS website by providing an at-a-glance view of the major characteristics of all Australian capital city areas, and (for the first time) selected regional centres, providing a visually informative alternative to traditional tables and statistical spreadsheets.
The Social Atlas' use of easy to read thematic maps of capital cities, featuring new analysis of 2006 Census data, makes data easier to interpret and provides the groundwork for a wide variety of stories on current and emerging issues. A wide range of topics are covered relating to: population, cultural diversity, work, housing, families, education and training and economic resources.
For more details and to download information free of charge, visit the ABS website on < www.abs.gov.au > and look under product releases, or click onto the Social Atlas icon on the right of the page.
2/ Social Atlas snapshot: Note: Percentages have been rounded.
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