1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Sep 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2002   
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Enumeration of the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) was completed at the end of July 2002. The GSS, which is the first survey of its type conducted by the ABS, has a different focus from other ABS household surveys. Rather than concentrating in detail on a particular area of social concern, the GSS will provide a wide range of information about the same individuals. This will make it possible to explore linkages between areas of social concern, for instance multiple social disadvantage across various aspects of peoples' lives. Both national and state level estimates will be available from the survey. Preparations are underway for the initial publication, General Social Survey, Australia (Cat. no. 4159.0), expected for release in April 2003. For more information contact Graeme Groves on (02) 6252 5943, email graeme.groves@abs.gov.au.