AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS
Australian Social Trends 2001 (Cat. no 4102.0) was released on 6 June. It contains 31 articles covering the broad areas of Population, Family, Health, Education, Work, Income & Expenditure, and Housing each of which has complementary set of social indicators. Drawing on recent ABS data and data from other sources, the articles describe the diversity of Australian society and trends which are occurring within it. Some of the stories which attracted media interest include older mothers, child care arrangements, future population size and living arrangements, the Asian-born population in Australia, working arrangements including unpaid work and combining study and work, and women's incomes.
In addition, previous editions of Australian Social Trends are available free on the ABS web site. For more information call Denise Carlton (02 6252 7187) or the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.