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New statistics bring Australian Capital Region into focus
The annual publication Australian Capital Territory In Focus 1999, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, carries an expanded chapter on the Australian Capital Region, the focus of the Australian Capital Region Development Council's deliberations on planning and economic development issues.
The publication shows that the region had a population of just over 500,000 people with a labour force of 271,700 people in 1997-98. It includes the ACT and the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bega Valley, Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma Monaro, Crookwell, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Gunning, Harden, Mulwaree, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Tallaganda, Tumut, Yarrowlumla, Yass and Young.
The chapter on the Australian Capital Region presents an overview of the region and examines various aspects of its demographic, social and economic situation. New additions include data on Tumut (previously excluded); monthly labour force movements; information on the forestry industry; the latest details on manufacturing; and census data including a section on housing trends in the region.
There is data for each LGA on income support from the Department of Family and Community Services (DFACS), including the numbers of labour market program income support recipients, the number of age pensioners and the total number of welfare recipients. There are new taxation statistics, and a feature on the four tourism regions within the Australian Capital Region. Finally, a historical population series for Queanbeyan is now included in the summary tables.
Some of the highlights include:
Full details are in Australian Capital Territory in Focus 1999 (cat. no. 1307.8) available in ABS bookshops.
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