2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Mar 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2004   
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Unique and Interesting

The Australian Census Analytic Program (ACAP) is a unique project undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The feature that sets this project aside from other ABS publications is the analysis undertaken by leading academics and social researchers.

The project consists of eight publications covering various topics including; agriculture, immigration, the caring labour force and other aspects of Australian society. Each publication uses 2001 Census data in combination with data from other sources to discuss social characteristics, methodological issues, previous research and the implications of current and future policy. The publications show how the application of census data can assist in discussion on Australian society.

The ACAP project has been popular due to the original nature of the monographs, developed as a joint venture between ABS and Australia's leading social researchers. The main role of the team is to liaise with the authors to ensure that the necessary data is provided for analysis. The team also provides feedback on the content of the publication and are responsible for validating the graphs, tables and charts to ensure accuracy.

The publications are made available for the use of government, business and the Australian people through ABS bookshops and can also be accessed via the ABS web site.