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2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
2008 Table Builder
Northern Territory Statistical Training
Publication Release Dates


The 2008 NATSISS collects information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia across a range of areas of social concern. In response to emerging information needs, the objectives of the 2008 NATSISS were expanded to include questions for Indigenous children. The 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) follows on from the 2002 NATSISS and the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS).

Topics collected include:

Children 0-14 TopicsIncome and financial stress
Health conditions, including disability
Need for and use of services: child care, employment support, legal
Participation in cultural activities, festivals, ceremonies, arts, crafts
Participation in education, training, the labour force
Lifestyle behaviours: smoking, alcohol consumption, substance use
Social capital/community connection
Barriers to service providers
Housing characteristics: facilities, maintenance, costs.

Adult 15+ TopicsAspects of Indigenous culture
Life events
Participation in organised sport
Health: maternal, children aged 0–3 years
Child care
Sleeping patterns and nutrition

Products and services:

Catalogue Number
Publication Title

4714.0.55.004National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey: Children 2008 - Preliminary Publication
4714.0National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey - Main Publication
4714.0.55.002User Guide - survey content, design and operation, quality, output, dissemination, list of data items, and questionnaire.

Call NIRS 1300 135 070
or client.services@abs.gov.au
Special data services on a fee-for-service basis - tables or other output to user specification.

4714.0.55.001State and Territory Data Cubes

4720.0Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF)
4720.0CURF technical manual

TBACommunity Engagement Materials - summary booklets, State and Territory posters with key results.
TBASnapshots - supplementary articles focusing on detailed topics.

4102.0Feature articles - Australian Social Trends
1383.0.55.001Feature articles - Measures of Australia's Progress


2006 Census Table Builder (cat no. 2065.0) is an interactive, web-based product currently under development by the ABS and Space-Time Research. This product will enable you to build Census tables by remotely interrogating 100% of the 2006 Census Unit Record Files (CURF). Census Table Builder will provide full graphing and mapping functionality, and is expected to be released in August 2009.


Principles of Questionnaire Design will be delivered in the Darwin office over two days on 8-9 September 2009. The aim of this course is to provide participants with an awareness and understanding of questionnaire design principles. The course covers the selection of collection methodologies, developing survey questions, designing questionnaire layout and testing the questionnaire. Please register your interest by filling in the application form.

Please note some publication dates may change after the publication of this newsletter. Check dates under publications in the next six months.

Catalogue NumberTopic - Title
Release Date


3235.0Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2008
11 Aug
3106.0Demography News, August 2009
26 Aug
3238.0Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021
8 Sep
3101.0Australian Demographic Statistics, March 2009
22 Sept


4183.0Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2007-08
28 Aug
4512.0Corrective Services, Australia, June 2009
17 Sep
4102.0Australian Social Trends, September 2009
17 Sep
1308.7Inform NT, September 2009
30 Sept


8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, May 2009
1 July
6553.0Information Paper: Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2007-08
1 July
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, May 2009
1 July
6202.0Labour Force, Australia, June 2009
9 July
8752.0Building Activity, Australia, March 2009
15 July
1364.0.15.003Modellers' Database, March 2009
15 July
1364.0.15.001Treasury Model of the Australian Economy - TSP Version, March 2009
15 July
6401.0Consumer Price Index, Australia, June 2009
22 July
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, June 2009
30 July
1350.0Australian Economic Indicators, August 2009
31 July
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, June 2009
3 Aug
6416.0House Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, June 2009
4 Aug
6202.0Labour Force, Australia, July 2009
6 Aug
6463.0Analytical Living Cost Indexes for Selected Australian Household Types, June 2009
26 Aug
1350.0Australian Economic Indicators, September 2009
31 Aug
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, July 2009
1 Sep
5302.0Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, June 2009
1 Sep
5206.0Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, June 2009
2 Sep
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, July 2009
9 Sep
8412.0Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, June 2009
9 Sep
6202.0Labour Force, Australia, August 2009
10 Sep
1376.0Local Government and ABS, September 2009
24 Sep
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, August 2009
30 Sep
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, August 2009
30 Sep


1216.0.15.001Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) - Electronic Structures, 01 July 2009
16 July
1216.0.15.002Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Concordances, July 2009
16 July
1259.0.30.001Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries (Intercensal), Australia, July 2009
16 July
1216.0Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), July 2009
16 Sep

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