1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/11/2007   
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This month's articles present data from the 2005–06 Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) and from national crime statistics. The first article focuses on characteristics of persons aged 15 years and over who attended sporting events in South Australia in 2005–06. The second article presents national crime statistics relating to victims of a selected range of offences that have been recorded by police.

Key points from the article Sports Attendance in South Australia:
  • South Australia had the second highest rate of sports attendance of all Australian states and territories.
  • Australian Rules football was the most attended sporting event in South Australia in 2005–06.
  • South Australians were more likely to attend a motor sports event or horse racing event than a cricket match.

In the article, Sports Attendance in South Australia, data have been rounded. Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.

Key points from the article Recorded Crime - Victims, South Australia, 2006:
  • Compared with 2005, the number of victims of crime recorded by SA Police in 2006 decreased for all homicide related offences, motor vehicle theft and for sexual assault.
  • The offence categories recording the largest declines were attempted murder and driving causing death (both down 27% respectively).
  • In 2006 in South Australia, males outnumbered females in all categories of offences except for sexual assault.

If you have any comments about this product please contact James Inglis on ph: (08) 8237 7405 or alternatively e-mail: sa.statistics@abs.gov.au