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OTHER NEWS AND CONTACTS
The pages include ABS releases that contain data at Local Government Area level, and information about ABS training available to Local Government clients.
Find these new pages by clicking on this link Services We Provide to Local Government, or go to the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au> and on the Home Page, click on 'Services We Provide', then follow the link to 'Local Government'.
'Services We Provide to Local Government' is the latest in a series of help pages aimed at assisting ABS clients. Other 'Services We Provide' pages on the ABS website include: State/Territory Government, Small Business, and Universities.
STATE AND REGIONAL INDICATORS, TASMANIA
Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators (cat. no. 1307.6) is a quarterly electronic release comprising a compendium of summary statistical information about Tasmania.
Topics covered include labour force, wages and prices, tourism, finance, state accounts, population, household and family characteristics, education, health and environment. Some non-ABS and regional data are also included.
The March 2008 release included two feature articles on 'Ageing in Tasmania, 2006' and 'Tasmanian Housing Indicators'. The web pages present information by topic, with more detailed data in Excel spreadsheets. Summary commentary, tables, maps and graphs are also included. This publication replaces Statistics, Tasmania (cat. no. 1384.6) and Regional Statistics, Tasmania (cat. no. 1362.6).
STATE AND REGIONAL INDICATORS, VICTORIA
State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (cat. no. 1367.2) is a quarterly publication that contains recently released statistical information about the whole of Victoria. Data are sourced from ABS and non-ABS collections. It provides measures according to a triple bottom line of economic, social and environment elements. The aim of the publication is to provide a picture of the situation of Victoria and enable comparison, both over time and between regions.
Most chapters contain a mix of tables, charts and commentary, to provide a basic analysis of recent movements in key economic, social and environmental data. Data are presented for varying geographic classifications, including, Victoria; Melbourne and the Balance of Victoria; down to Local Government Area for some series.
Core data, such as Estimated Resident Population, State Final Demand, Labour Force Statistics, Price Indexes, Building Approvals, Air Quality, and Water Storage Volumes is complemented by periodic annual data including the Condition of Main Roads, Recorded Crime Offences, Life Expectancy at Birth, Government Owned Housing Stock and others. Web pages are updated as data becomes available.
State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (cat. no. 1367.2), March 2008 issue was released 15 May 2008.
NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL REGIONS
In mid 2005, the Northern Territory (NT) Government introduced the NT Government Statistical Regions to ensure that statistical information compiled by the NT Government was collected on a geographically consistent and statistically comparable basis between NT Government agencies. The new NT Government Statistical Regions are the statistical boundaries by which all NT Government Departments report. Five regions were created, comprising 23 sub-regions in total. These regions were created with ABS input, enabling the NT Government Statistical Regions and sub-regions to match regional geographies in the 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). This will enable users to compare data across the various geographies and across government departments.
The table below outlines the NT Government Regions, NT Government Sub-regions and their match with the 2006 ASGC Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs).
NEW SOUTH WALES IN FOCUS
New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (cat. no. 1338.1) is an annual publication providing extensive information about the people, economy and environment of NSW. The statistical coverage includes subjects such as population, education and training, health, housing, crime and justice, labour force, income and expenditure, service provision, community involvement and the environment. There are also data on the various industries supplying goods and services to the Australian economy, such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, energy, construction, transport, communication and information technology, retail and wholesale trade, tourism, personal and business services. The publication is due for release on 13 June 2008. Prior to this date the link above will take you to the previous release.
NATSTATS CONFERENCE - NOVEMBER 2008
The inaugural NatStats08 Conference will be held on 19-21 November 2008 in Melbourne. NatStats08 is a National Statistical Service (NSS) initiative which aims to bring together decision makers from across the Nation to address a range of issues regarding national statistics. NatStats08 gives the opportunity to meet with a wide range of people involved in the production and use of the official data that informs and shapes a great deal of public and private policy and investment decisions across Australia.
This is a particularly important time in the evolution of the national statistical infrastructure, as the many data custodians and producers of official statistical data seek to support the greater emphasis being placed by governments on both the importance of clearly defined outcomes for publicly funded initiatives, and of establishing quantifiable measures to assess progress in achieving these outcomes.
The conference provides a unique opportunity for all users and producers of statistics to be involved in improving statistics for the nation.
For further information on NatStats08 visit the conference website at www.nss.gov.au/natstats/natstatshome.nsf
If you would like to register your interest in the conference please contact Conference Solutions on email@example.com
LIST OF ALL ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
Agricultural Census: 2005-06 data now available
Explore your City through the 2006 Census Social Atlas Series
Help for Local Government on the ABS Website
Indigenous Geography Maps and Census Profiles
NatStats Conference, 19-21 November 2008
New Series: Own Unincorporated Business Income by Region
Northern Territory Government Statistical Regions
Now available: Business Counts by Region
Regional Population Growth
Regional Wage and Salary Earners - latest data
Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
State and Regional Indicators, Tasmania
State and Regional Indicators, Victoria
Tourism Accommodation: latest Small Area Data
Water Use on Australian Farms
Working Population Profile
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