4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Jan 2007  
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Since the last edition of Age Matters in September 2006, the ABS have released the following Census products.

Census Community Profile Templates, 2006 (cat. no. 2001.0.55.001)

The following 2006 Census Community Profile Series templates are provided as a guide to the standard tables which will be available when the data is released. Users are encouraged to take maximum advantage of this early release of the templates in preparation for the release of 2006 Census data from mid-2007. Users will be able to determine well in advance which data will be available as standard output and plan requirements from customised tables accordingly.

Please note that release dates vary across the different Community Profile types. Community Profiles are available in Excel format free of charge.

  • Basic Community Profile
    Basic demographic information for an area, including age, ancestry, income, education, family type and more.
  • Indigenous Profile
Key Census characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, families and dwellings. Includes comparisons with non-Indigenous people.
  • Place of Enumeration Profile
    Key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings. The data are based on place of enumeration. It differs from the other Community Profiles in that it provides data on where people were counted on Census Night rather than where they 'usually' live or their 'usual address'.

Census of Population and Housing: Census Guide, 2006 (cat. no. 2914.0.30.001)

A reference CD-ROM designed specifically for use with 2006 Census data. It includes the Census Dictionary, Information and Technical Papers, sample Community Profile structures and an overview to the various hardcopy and electronic products to be released. A simple and intuitive interface presented for users to access the information and web site links also made available.

This product is a CD-ROM and is free. For more information, or to order a copy, please contact the National Information Referral Service on telephone 1300 135 070.

Census Update, Oct 2006 (cat. no. 2902.0)

A periodic newsletter to keep clients informed of developments in Census products and services. Highlights recent and forthcoming releases, provides comments on Census data and advises of user forums.

Other selected ABS releases which may be of interest to readers include:
    Changes in health: A snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4834.0.55.001)
    This article summarises some key changes in health and related characteristics of the Australian population over the ten years 1995 to 2004-05, as measured by the National Health Survey (NHS). Changes in the prevalence of selected long-term medical conditions, health-related lifestyle behaviours and changes in use of selected health services are discussed for broad age groups and by sex.

    Injury in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4825.0.55.001)
    This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence of recent injuries with reference to events which resulted in injuries where medical treatment or some other form of action being taken. Risk factors, long term consequences of injury, hospitalisation, health system costs and mortality information are also discussed.

    Private Health Insurance: A snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4815.0.55.001)
    This article presents a brief overview of the level and types of private health insurance cover of the Australian population by general population and health characteristics.

    Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, June 2006 (cat. no. 3201.0)
    This issue contains revised estimates of the resident population of Australian states and territories as at 30 June 2005 and preliminary estimates as at 30 June 2006. These are based on the 2001 Census of Population and Housing.

    Life Tables, Australia, 2003 to 2005 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001)
    A life table is a statistical model used to represent mortality in a population. Life tables are generated from age-specific death rates and the resulting values are used to measure mortality, survivorship and life expectancy.

    Deaths, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 3302.0)
    This publication brings together statistics for deaths and mortality in Australia. In the main, data refer to deaths registered during the calendar year shown, unless stated otherwise. Populations used in the calculation of rates for 2005 are revised estimated resident population by age/sex at 30 June 2005, unless states otherwise. State/territory relates to the state/territory of usual residence of the deceased at the time of death, unless stated otherwise. Calculations as shown in the commentary sections are based on unrounded data. Calculations using rounded data may differ from those published.

    Analytical Living Cost Indexes for Selected Australian Household Types: Update to June 2006 (cat. no. 6463.0)
    This article presents analytical living cost indexes for selected Australian households. It updates articles previously published annually in the Australian Economic Indicators (cat. no. 1350.0), last published in September 2005. The indexes now cover the period from June quarter 1998 up to and including the June quarter 2006. These price indexes are designed to measure the impact of changes in prices on the out-of-pocket living costs experienced by four types of Australian households. The four household types for which these indexes have been constructed are: 1) Age pensioner households; 2) Self-funded retiree households; 3) Employee households, and 4) Other government transfer recipient households.