4147.4.55.001 - Culture and Recreation News, Jan 2003  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/01/2003   
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The Social Atlas series presents colour maps of the key social, demographic and economic characteristics of each Australian capital city, using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data is represented by different colours or shadings. Each map is accompanied by a brief commentary.

Each atlas includes maps of about 35 topics, including:

  • People with university qualifications;
  • DINKS (double income, no kids families);
  • Managers, administrators and professionals; and
  • People who used the Internet at home.

Five of the atlases have now been released with the remaining three atlases (for Melbourne, Darwin and Canberra) due to be released by March this year.

The Social Atlas series will be able to be purchased as a complete set after they are all released (cat. no. 2030.0; $400). Copies of atlases for individual capital cities can also be purchased, with prices ranging from $55 to $75.

More information about the 2001 Social Atlas series is available free of charge on this site.