1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Sep 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/09/2009   
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Sizzling Statistics

Full Nests
Young people are more likely to live with their parents than in previous decades. In 2006, about one in four people aged 20–34 were living with their parents. (cat. no. 4102.0)

A Mixed Bunch
As at June 2008, one quarter of Australians (5.5 million people) were born overseas. (cat. no. 3412.0)

In 2007-08, 66% of farms in Australia were using the Internet for business operations. 48% of farms in Australia used a broadband connection. (cat. no. 8150.0)

Job Hunting
1 in 10 Australians (aged 15 years and over) were out of work and looking for a job at some time during the year up to February 2009. (cat. no. 6206.0)

Show Me The Money!
Although the proportion of businesses receiving orders over the internet was relatively unchanged at 24%, the income received from internet orders rose 20% to $81 billion.(cat. no. 8166.0)

I do / don’t
There were 12,367 registered marriages and 4,718 divorces in WA during 2008. (cat.no. 3310.0)

Street Crime
Just under half (48%) of all robberies in Australia in 2008 occurred on a street or footpath, while nearly one-quarter (22%) occurred at retail premises such as malls, chemists, service stations, restaurants, and supermarkets. (cat. no. 4510.0)

Indigenous Quiz Answers
How Did-You-Do? We hope you’ve had a bit of fun with the quiz that was prepared by Ellyse Paton, the Indigenous Cadet in the WA office of the ABS. Thankyou also to Mr. Rod Garlett, the artist of the painting displayed behind the quiz. (1a,2c,3a,4b,5a,6b,7c,8a,9b,10d.)