4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Aug 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/09/2005   
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Development of an Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)

A new standard classification of occupations, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is being developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) and the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

ANZSCO will replace the existing Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition and the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO) 1999 used in Australia and New Zealand, respectively.

The structure of ANZSCO has recently been finalised and will be available on the ABS website following the release of the information paper ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (cat. no. 1221.0) in late September 2005.

The complete classification, which will be published as Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) (cat. no. 1220.0), is expected to be released in July 2006. It will be available on the ABS and SNZ websites free of charge and as a priced hardcover publication.

This publication will include details of the conceptual basis of ANZSCO; definitions for the 8 major groups, 43 sub-major groups, 97 minor groups, 358 unit groups and 998 occupations which comprise ANZSCO; and correspondence tables (concordances) between ANZSCO and ASCO Second Edition, and ANZSCO and NZSCO 1999.

ANZSCO will be implemented in relevant ABS and SNZ statistical collections from 2006 onwards.

1209.0.55.001 Information Paper: Draft Mesh Blocks, Australia

Mesh Blocks are a new micro level of statistical geography for Australia. They will in future replace Census Collection Districts (CDs) as the smallest unit of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). This first release of Mesh Block digital boundaries is a draft version on which comments will be sought from expert users and key stakeholders.

1216.0.15.002 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Concordances

Four concordances for the current edition of the ASGC. These are: a previous Census Collection District to current SLA concordance; a LGA to SLA concordance; a concordance between all levels of the current ASGC edition and a previous edition SLA to current edition SLA concordance. They are available as a single free zipped download from the ABS web site. These concordances do not concord between the ASGC and non-ASGC Geographies such as Postcodes.

1249.0 Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG)

A national standard for use by the ABS and other government and non-government agencies for the collection, aggregation and dissemination of data relating to ancestry, ethnicity and cultural diversity. Comprises an explanation of the conceptual basis of the classification, the classification structure, and coding indexes in alphabetical and numerical order.

1267.0 Australian Standard Classification of Languages

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) developed the Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) for use in the collection, storage and dissemination of all Australian statistical and administrative data relating to the languages spoken in Australia. The classification was a response to wide community interest in the language usage of the Australian population and the consequent need to provide quality and consistent statistical and administrative data on this topic. It was first published in 1997.

The ABS has used, and will continue to use, the ASCL in its own statistical work, for example, in classifying language data from the Censuses of Population and Housing. The ABS urges the use of the ASCL by other government agencies, community groups, and academic and private sector organisations collecting, analysing, or using information relating to language usage in Australia. This will improve the quality and comparability of data from all sources.

This Second Edition (2005 revision) of the classification is part of a periodical review process that aims to reflect changes to Australia's language profile. The review also enabled improvements to the classification in terms of language coverage (particularly for Australian Indigenous Languages) and the grouping of certain languages.

Development of the classification and its review involved extensive consultation with users and producers of language data, academics and experts, and ethnic and community groups. The assistance and efforts of the numerous organisations and individuals who provided information and advice, and otherwise contributed to the consultation process, is gratefully acknowledged.

2011.0 Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing – Proposed Products and Services

Informs Census users of the results of consultations on the 2006 Census output program. Provides information on the proposed products and services for the 2006 Census, and seeks user views on the proposals.

3235.0.55.001 Population Estimates by Age and Sex, Australia and States, 2004

Contains the estimated resident population by age (in five-year age groups up to 85 and over) and sex for each Statistical Local Area, Statistical Subdivision and Statistical Division in Australia at 30 June of the reference year. Estimates for Local Government and other areas using Statistical Local Areas as a base can be derived from these estimates. Estimates for Postal Areas and for Population Census Collection Districts are available on request.

4102.0 Australian Social Trends

Presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues. The articles are organised into eight chapters, representing the following broad areas of interest: population; family and community; health; education and training; work; economic resources; and housing, as well as a chapter of articles covering other areas of social concern. Each chapter is supported by a set of summary tables including key social indicators which provide an overview of social change over the past decade, as well as how social conditions differ across Australian states and territories. A set of international tables also compares Australia with 17 other nations.

The style of the report is clear, focused and easy to read. Effective use is made of summary tables and graphics to highlight key information. The annual series, as it builds up over time, will provide an invaluable historical perspective of social change in Australia.

4390.0 Private Hospitals, Australia

Provides details about the operation of private acute and psychiatric hospitals, and free-standing day hospital facilities in Australia. Information is included about facilities (beds available, special units, etc.), activities (patient throughput, days of hospitalisation provided, bed occupancy rates), patients (types of admitted patients, outpatients and operations performed), staffing and finances.

4409.3 Ageing Well, Persons Aged Fifty Years And Over, Queensland

This product will provide data about persons aged 50 years and over in Queensland. Topics will include demographics, income, housing tenure, labour force status, labour mobility, people not in the labour force, family type, carers, childcare (grandparents), volunteers, social contact and participation.

4704.0 The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Provides a comprehensive statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare. In addition to a wide range of administrative data sources, this issue will feature results from the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey. Among the topics included are: maternal and child health; risk factors; ill health; disability and ageing; mortality; and access to, and use of, services.

This publication is a joint venture between the ABS and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

6105.0 Australian Labour Market Statistics

This publication is the flagship release for all ABS labour statistics. It draws together data from a range of sources, mostly ABS household and business surveys, to provide an overall picture of the labour market. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the data available, so that users will be able to use it more effectively.

It contains tables for core data items, presenting the most recent data available at a particular date (rather than relating to a particular reference period). It is also able to be used to announce the release of supplementary surveys and infrequent surveys. Note that, in addition to a brief article in this publication, these would also have separate releases, which would not be delayed by the release in this publication.

The publication is also used to release annual data on Indigenous labour force status, and annual supplementary measures of labour underutilisation. It includes a range of feature articles, both analytical and technical, which will assist users in understanding and interpreting the data and will also promote the range of data available from the ABS labour statistics program. It will be used to announce any changes to labour series or releases.

The publication contains brief explanatory notes, outlining each data source, but referring to the relevant releases, and to Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods 6102.0, for more detail.

6224.0.55.001 Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families - Electronic Delivery

This product replaces the family data cubes previously delivered through the release of 6291.0.55.001. The annual datacubes contain detailed information about labour force status and other characteristics of families using original data collected in the Labour Force Survey.

6523.0 Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia

Details are presented on the distribution of income in Australia, data on the various characteristics of households (married couple, one parent and one-person units), their composition, and the principal source of income, age and employment status of reference person.

6535.0 Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Detailed Expenditure Items

Contains tables of household expenditure on over 600 items, cross-classified by gross income quintile, state/territory and capital city.