1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Jun 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/2009   
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Sizzling Statistics

Wires Uncrossed!
Wireless broadband subscriptions in Australia tripled in 2008. Wireless connections accounted for 21% (or 1,462,000) of all broadband subscriptions, up from 481,000 in December 2007. (cat. no. 8153.0)

Cut The Crop
Australian crop production increased in 2007-08 in comparison to the previous year, but generally remains at the lowest levels in five years. (cat. no. 7121.0)

Try Before You Buy
Around 75% of Aussies who married in the new millennium lived together beforehand, but just 3% of people who married in the 1960s (and are still married) lived together first. (cat. no. 4102.0)

From Rags To Riches
In August 2008, almost one in five (19.1%) employees in Australia earned $1,400 or more per week. (cat. no. 6305.0.55.001)

Cough, Cough, Splutter
One in five Australian adults (20%) were current smokers in 2007-08 which was down from 23% in 2004-05. Seven percent of children aged 15-17 smoked and 66% of these were males. (cat. no. 4364.0)

Dude, Where’s My Car?
Motor vehicle theft in Australia hit its lowest level since national reporting began - 68,000 vehicles in 2008 compared to 112,000 vehicles in 1993. (cat. no. 4510.0)

Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Short-term visitor arrivals to Australia during April 2009 (477,300 movements) rose 0.8% compared with March 2009 (473,600 movements).

Short-term resident departures from Australia during April 2009 (483,000 movements), recorded an increase of 0.5% compared with March 2009 (480,700 movements). (cat. no. 3401.0)