Happy New Year to all of our Age Matters readers!
From an ABS perspective, the year ahead will be an exciting one with the release of the Information Development Plan for improving statistics on Older Persons, as well as the first of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing results.
In this edition, we have highlighted some interesting facts drawn from the 2004-05 National Health Survey, and included some FAQs on confidentialised unit record files (CURFs) in response to varying levels of awareness of this product range. CURFs complement the suite of ABS publications and electronic tables and are available for a wide range of ABS surveys. Details about accessing microdata, particularly those relevant to ageing and older persons research, service provision and policy development are included.
Wishing you all the best for 2007,
Director, Statistical Services & Household Surveys
Qld Regional Office