1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), May 2006  
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January 2006

Year Book, Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 1301.0)

The first official year book was published in 1908 and nearly a century later Year Book Australia is still the principal reference work produced by the ABS. This year’s issue features a special article on deserts and desertification covering desert climates, archaeology, environmental history and flora and fauna.

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February 2006

Demography, Western Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 3311.5.55.001)
This publication shows that the state's estimated resident population increased 1.4% to 1,978,000 in 2003-04. Summary tables and commentary on trends in the components of population change including births, deaths and migration are presented along with information on marriages, divorces, estimated resident population and various demographic rates.

Fertility Trends in Western Australia (cat. no. 3311.5.55.001)

The special article provides an insight into the recent variability in births and fertility in Western Australia. While the state recorded the strongest growth in registered births and fertility in Australia in 2004, this followed three years where the number of births were relatively low and the fertility rate had fallen below that recorded nationally. Important longer term trends are also presented to provide context and where relevant similarities and differences between state and national level are discussed.

Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 3218.0)

While this is a national level publication it includes a section highlighting the most notable regional changes in population in Western Australia. This shows that Perth (C), Capel (S), Wanneroo (C) and Irwin (S) were among the fastest growing Local Government Areas in the state in 2004-05. The publication also contains links to spreadsheet tables which provide estimated resident population counts for Western Australian Statistical Local Areas (SLAs).

April 2006

Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia,(cat. no. 8710.5)

This publication contains results from the State Supplementary Survey conducted in Western Australia in October 2005. It presents information on the motivators that affect Western Australian householders in their choice and location of their current home and their intentions regarding their future choice of housing. Other information collected included the householders dwelling type and tenure, period of residence, whether modifications have been carried out for the elderly, or people with a disability, and household income. Some characteristics regarding their previous dwelling were also collected when the householder had resided at their current dwelling for less than 10 years. Future dwelling characteristics were collected from those householders who were planning to move in the next 3 years.