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AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS 2004: SUMMARY OF ARTICLES
Echoes of the baby boom - examines births data for the effects of the post-war baby boom in the fertility patterns of later generations.
Seachange: new residents in coastal areas - presents a case study based on a selection of fast-growing coastal areas.
Where do overseas-born people live? - looks at overseas born population distribution across states, rural and urban Australia and within cities.
Scenarios for Australia's ageing population - presents scenarios for Australia's future population structure using the latest population projections.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CHAPTER
Social interactions outside home - examines how levels of support outside the home, participation in sport and cultural activities, and feelings of safety varied according to people's characteristics.
Support for people with a disability - summarises key information about people with disabilities and their informal and formal support.
Families with no employed parent - presents characteristics of families, with children under 15 years, where there is no employed parent.
Being unemployed, a lone parent or a recently arrived migrant - highlights the diverse social and economic circumstances they experience.
Formal child care - looks at children under 12 years in formal child care, changes in formal child care since the early 1990s, and parents' preferences for additional care.
Living with asthma - examines the prevalence of asthma and how people manage their asthma.
Cancer trends - presents trends in the incidence of cancer, survival rates, and mortality, focusing on the National Health Priority Areas framework.
How women care for their health - focuses on women having pap smears, mammograms and the prevalence of smoking and other risk behaviours among women.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING CHAPTER
Paying for higher education - examines sources of university funding and characteristics of students based on their HECS-liability status.
Higher education graduates in the labour force - looks at the differences in labour market outcomes for graduates and non graduates.
Preschool - looks at four year old children who attend preschool and how attendance rates vary according to family characteristics.
Young people in employment - the experiences of 15–24 year olds such as combining work and study, plus two decades of change since 1983.
Mature age workers - looks at the characteristics of mature age workers and their employment across industries and occupations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the labour force - labour force trends plus workers characteristics and their employment sector and distribution across Remoteness areas.
Community service workers - the labour force characteristics of community service industries and the qualifications of their workers plus the volunteer workers contribution.
Household assets, liabilities and financial stress indicators - explores the relationship between these factors and income.
Household income - explores increases in income over six years from 1994–95 plus income distribution across households in different life cycle stages.
Incomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians - looks at household income by level and distribution across Remoteness areas, plus individual income by industry and occupation groups.
Homelessness - the number of homeless people, their use of supported accommodation services, and their situations before and after accessing these services.
Home ownership - trends in home ownership, house prices and the relationship between the size of first home loans and average earnings.
High rise living - compares socio-demographic characteristics of high rise residents to residents in separate houses, and looks at how the high rise residential population changed over the last two decades.
OTHER AREAS OF SOCIAL CONCERN
Overseas travel and recent world events - looks at the characteristics of people travelling to and from Australia, as well as travel patterns in the months following recent world events.
Environmental concerns and related activities - looks at people's changing level of environmental concern and household participation in the environmentally-friendly activities over ten years to 2001.
Religious affiliation and activity - presents trends as reported in censuses since 1933, plus the relationship between religious affiliation, religious activity and unpaid voluntary work.
Women in prison - presents trends in women's imprisonment and the characteristics of women prisoners.
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