4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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    The following abbreviations have been used in graphics and tables throughout this publication.

    Australia, states and territories of Australia

    NSWNew South Wales
    SASouth Australia
    WAWestern Australia
    NTNorthern Territory
    ACTAustralian Capital Territory

    Other abbreviations

    ABCAustralian Broadcasting Commission
    ABSCQABS Classification of Qualifications
    ACERAustralian Council for Educational Research
    AEIAustralian Education International
    AGPSAustralian Government Publishing Service
    AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification
    ARIAAccessibility/ Remoteness Index of Australia
    ASCEDAustralian Standard Classification of Education
    ASCOAustralian Standard Classification of Occupations
    ASGCAustralian Standard Geographical Classification
    AusAIDAustralian Agency for International Development
    BMIBody mass index
    CDEPCommunity Development Employment Program
    CPIConsumer Price Index
    CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    DALYDisability Adjusted Life Year
    ERPEstimated resident population
    FTEFull-time equivalent
    GDPGross Domestic Product
    GFSGovernment Finance Statistics
    HECSHigher Education Contribution Scheme
    ICD-10International Classification of Diseases - 10th revision
    ICD-9International Classification of Diseases - 9th revision
    ISCEDInternational Standard Classification of Education
    LSAYLongitudinal Survey of Australian Youth
    NZNew Zealand
    OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    PISAProgram for International Student Assessment
    PNGPapua New Guinea
    SACCStandard Australian Classification of Countries
    SARSpecial Administrative Region of China
    SDStatistical Division
    SEIFASocio-Economic Indexes for Areas
    SLAStatistical Local Area
    SRStatistical Region
    SRSStatistical Region Sector
    SSDStatistical Subdivision
    TAFETechnical and Further Education
    UKUnited Kingdom
    UNUnited Nations
    UNICEFUnited Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
    USAUnited States of America
    USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
    VETVocational Education and Training
    WHOWorld Health Organisation


    The following symbols and usages mean:

    billion1,000 million
    n.a.not available
    n.y.anot yet available
    ppreliminary - figures or series subject to revision
    rfigures or series revised since previous edition
    '000mthousand million
    '00,000hundred thousand
    $mmillion dollars
    $bbillion dollars
    $USAmerican dollar
    %per cent
    *subject to high sampling variability
    **data suppressed due to unacceptably high sampling variability
    ..not applicable
    -nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


    Figures have been rounded. Therefore discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals.

    Unless otherwise stated, where source data used included a not stated category, data in this category have been excluded prior to the calculation of percentages. Total numbers shown with such percentages include the number not stated.

    Each chapter contains a national summary table which provides, where possible, ten years of data for a particular indicator. These times series are designed to give a long-term overview and readers should be cautious when interpreting small year to year variations, as some may not be statistically significant.

    Unless otherwise stated, all data from the Census of Population and Housing are based on the location of people on census night, i.e. their place of enumeration.

    Unless otherwise stated, all data from the Census of Population and Housing exclude overseas visitors.