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Australian Capital region in focus: Latest statistics
The annual Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication ACT In Focus 2000 has just been released with a chapter highlighting statistics for the Australian Capital Region (ACR). The Australian Capital Region Development Council has been focusing on regional planning and economic development issues in the ACR.
The Region has a population of just over 500,000 people with a labour force of 259,300 people in 1998-99. It includes the ACT and the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bega Valley, Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma-Monaro, Crookwell, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Gunning, Harden, Mulwaree, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Tallaganda, Tumut, Yarrowlumla, Yass and Young.
The chapter on the Australian Capital Region presents an overview of the region and examines various aspects of its demographic, social and economic situation. It includes information on labour force movements; agriculture and forestry industry; the latest manufacturing details; tourism, and census of population and housing data.
Data is also published at Local Government Area (LGA) level on mean taxable income (Australian Tax Office data) and income support from the Department of Family and Community Services (DFACS).
Some of the highlights from the regional chapter include:
Full details are in Australian Capital Territory in Focus 2000 (cat. no. 1307.8) available in ABS bookshops. If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication, contact the ABS Bookshop in your capital city.
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