1318.3 - Qld Stats, July 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Community Services, 2008-09

Community Services, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8696.0) was released on 24 June 2010.

This publication contains summary data on expenditure on community service activity by government and private sector organisations. These data are compiled from a directly collected survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Data are presented by type of community service activity, State and Territory and profit status. This publication also contains data on income, expenditure, employment and volunteers in the following community services sectors: aged care residential services, other residential care services, child care services and other social assistance services.

Some data for Queensland:

  • In the 2008-09 financial year, there were a total of 246 aged care residential services, businesses or organisations,
  • In the 2008-09 financial year, there were a total of 954 child care services.
  • Aged care services received $1355.3 million in government funding and child care services received $426.1 million.

Australian Social Trends, Jun 2010

The latest edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) was released on 30 June 2010.

The publication draws together a wide range of statistics from the ABS and other official sources to provide a picture of Australian society and how it is changing over time.

For example the publication shows that:
  • In the five years to June 2009, Queensland had the largest increase in population, increasing by over half a million people, or 29% of the Australian population growth.
  • In 2007-08, adults in Queensland reported the lowest rates of use of green or reusable shopping bags (38%) compared with South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory who reported the highest rates (51% and 50% respectively).
  • The proportion of adults who felt unsafe when alone in certain situations was lower in Queensland (23%) than the national average (26%) and considerably lower than the proportion in the Northern Territory (35%) or Western Australia (31%).

The latest edition features six articles:
  • Population growth: past, present and future
  • Men's health
  • Child care
  • Underemployment
  • Who's afraid? Feelings of personal safety
  • Environmental awareness and action.

The release also includes indicator spreadsheets presenting national and state summary data on population, education and other areas.

The publication is available for free download from Australian Social Trends.

Measures of Australia's Progress: Regional Data

Measures of Australia's Progress (cat. no. 1370.0) (MAP) tries to answer the question: 'is life in Australia getting better?' The next edition is due for release on 15 September, 2010 as a web based publication. There will be spreadsheets containing the data used in MAP available to download and for the headline indicators state and territory data will also be available (where applicable). The publication will also include, for the first time, a slim-line brochure which highlights key information from MAP.

Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2009

Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2009 (cat. no. 3101.0) was released on 24 June 2010.

Quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. Includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables throughout. Also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia.

Some data for Queensland:
  • At 31 December 2009, Qld had an estimated resident population of 4,472,900.
  • For the December 2009 quarter, Qld had interstate arrivals of 24,100 which was an 18% increase on the previous quarter.
  • For the December 2009 quarter, Qld had interstate departures of 21,100 which was a 20% increase on the previous quarter.

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