1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 52), May 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2005   
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New and forthcoming releases

These titles are a selection of what the ABS is currently releasing. Full information on releases is available from the link on the centre of the ABS home page. Keep up to date by subscribing to the free ABS Email Notification Service.

AusStats and eLEP subscribers have access to these titles on the ABS web site as soon as they are released. Core list LEP libraries may request a copy by emailing library@abs.gov.au

Business Use of Information Technology, 2003-04 (Cat. no 8129.0)
Broadband connections were used by 41% of businesses using the Internet during 2003–2004, most commonly among those employing 100 people or more. This title details the use of the Internet by businesses during this time period. Released 17 March.

Public Libraries, Australia (Cat. no 8561.0)
A publication particularly relevant to readers of the LEP Newsletter. It includes information about the number and type of libraries; how many people they employ; and associated income and expenses, with breakdown of key characteristics by size and state. It also includes information on visitor numbers, borrowers, loans, library stock and heritage items. Released 29 April.

Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators (Cat. no 1383.0.55.001)
This publication presents 15 key dimensions of Australia's progress. It provides a national summary of the most important areas of progress in an easily-understood manner. It will inform and stimulate public debate, and will encourage all Australians to assess the bigger picture when contemplating progress. Released 20 April.

The March 2005 issue of the Local Government and ABS Newsletter includes:

      • National Regional Profile – A Five Year Time Series
      • Experimental estimates of personal income for small areas
      • ABS views on the content of Agricultural Census 2005-06
      • What's happening in Local Government Finance?