1386.0 - What's New in Regional Statistics, Jun 2009  
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Welcome to the latest edition of the 'What's New in Regional Statistics' newsletter.

What's in this issue?

This issue contains two feature articles. The first article, Regional Population Growth looks at population growth in 2007-08 based on the latest Estimated Resident Populations for regions of Australia. The article explores particular regions of growth and provides key findings for each state and territory.

The second article, Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas explores various characteristics of personal income in Australia, including sources of personal income and income growth rates.

Other information in this newsletter is grouped into topic headings. Under Economy, key findings from the latest Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics release are presented, while Population and People includes information on the 2011 Census Local and Regional Engagement Strategy and highlights from the Statistician's Report on the Census. The Industry section includes key findings from the Australian Wine and Grape Industry publication and information papers relating to the ABS Agriculture Statistics Collection Strategy, while Environment and Energy includes a new release on Land Management and Farming in Australia.

We hope you find this newsletter interesting and informative, and we welcome your feedback and comments.

Lisa Conolly

Regional Statistics Branch