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RECENT SOCIAL STATISTICS

Defining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned Businesses, 2010

Defining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned Businesses, 2010 (cat no. 4731.0) was released on 5 October 2010.

This paper puts forward the ABS' proposed definition of small-to-medium privately-owned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses as a basis for further discussion.


Census Data Enhancement Project: An Update, Oct 2010

Census Data Enhancement Project: An Update, Oct 2010(cat. no. 2062.0) was released on 15 October 2010.

Commencing with the 2006 Census, the ABS began a project to enhance the value of Census data by bringing it together with other datasets to leverage more information from the combination of individual datasets than is available from the datasets separately. This paper provides an update with respect to the project for the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.


Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010

Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010(cat. no. 4172.0) was released on 19 October 2010.

This publication provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. It contains information on a range of topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services. It also provides profiles of the cultural sectors, grouped according to the Australian Culture and Leisure Industry Classification.

Feature articles include Children's Participation in Dancing, Children's Participation in Playing a Musical Instrument, Children's Participation in Singing and a Museums Fact Sheet.

Some data for Queensland:

  • Cultural funding by the state government totalled $548.6m in 2007-08, $435.2 on heritage projects and $113.4 on the arts. Corresponding figures for 2008-09 were $653.7m total, $487.5m heritage and $166.2m on the arts
  • In 2007-08, local government cultural funding totalled an estimated $198.1m, or $46.70 per person. In 2008-09 funding rose to $234.6m, or $53.73 per person
  • In 2005-06, 1,347,900 persons attended art galleries or other museums, 1,203,400 attended zoological parks and 1,146,700 visited botanic gardens
  • Queensland had 1,974 public access Internet terminals in public libraries in 2008-09, an increase of 22% from the previous year and an increase of 65% from the 2004-05 total.


Births, Australia, 2009

Births, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3301.0) was released on 3 November 2010.

This publication contains statistics on live births and fertility for Australia, states and territories, and sub-state regions, based on calendar year of registration data. Information on characteristics of the child include place of usual residence, sex, Indigenous status, and age, martial status and country of birth of parents.

Some data for Queensland:
  • In 2009, 34,059 boys and 32,038 girls were born
  • The net reproduction rate (number of daughters expected to survive to reproductive age per woman) was more than 1 (1.006) for the first time in many years. The rate was 1.000 in 1977 and has been below that for all intervening years. (see Births, Australia, 1997)
  • The age group with the highest number of births was 25-29 years for mothers in 2009. From 2002 to 2008 it was 30-34 years
  • There were 1,014 (sets) twins born in 2009 and 19 births of triplets or higher order
  • There were 5,205 births of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in 2009, 2,711 boys and 2,494 girls.


Deaths, Australia, 2009

Deaths, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3302.0) was released on 10 November 2010.

This publication brings together statistics on deaths and mortality in Australia. Data refer to deaths registered during the calendar year shown, unless otherwise stated. State or territory relates to state or territory of usual residence, unless otherwise stated.

Populations used in the calculation of death rates for 2006 and earlier years are the final estimated resident population by age and sex based on results of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing (2006 Census) and earlier censuses. Death rates for 2008 are calculated using revised 30 June 2008 estimated resident population, while rates for 2009 are calculated using preliminary 30 June 2009 estimated resident population.

Some data for Queensland:
  • In 2009, there were 26,316 deaths registered, 13,956 deaths of males and 12,360 deaths of females
  • Life expectancy at birth has been rising steadily. For males it rose from 76.0 years in 1999 to 79.1 years in 2009 and for females it rose from 81.7 years in 1999 to 83.8 years in 2009. Over this period, the increase in life expectancy for males has generally been greater than for females
  • The median age at death for males was 74.2 years in 1999, and rose steadily to 77.0 in 2008 and declined to 76.7 in 2009. The median age at death for females followed a similar pattern, rising from 81.2 years in 1999 to 83.4 years in 2008 and declining to 83.1 ears in 2009
  • Over the 11 years 1999 to 2009, the month with the largest total number of deaths was August and the month with least was February.


National Regional Profile, 2005 to 2009

National Regional Profile, 2005 to 2009 (cat. no. 1379.0.55.001) was released on 22 November 2010.

The National Regional Profile (NRP) presents, for all Australia, a range of data for various types of small regions. Data are available for Local Government Areas, Statistical Local Areas and other larger geographies.

The NRP is intended for users interested in the characteristics of regions and in comparing regions across Australia. Data are presented as a five year time series, where available. These data are organised under the broad topics of Economy, Population/People, Industry, and Environment/Energy. Data for individual regions are available in web pages, Excel spreadsheets, and all regions are available in SuperTABLE data cubes and in a single .csv file. Users can search for a region using the region name or by using a map.

Access the National Regional Profile 2005 to 2009 from the NRP Entry Page.


Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2009

Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3310.0) was released on 3 December 2010.

Marriage and divorce statistics provide valuable information for the analysis of family formation and structure in Australia. This electronic product presents data at the national and state level. Marriages data is presented by age, previous martial status, country of birth and relative country of birth of both males and females, type of celebrant and whether couples live together prior to marriage. Crude and age-specific marriage rates are also provided. Divorces data are presented by age, duration of marriage at final separation and at date made absolute, country of birth and number of children.

This product replaces Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001) and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001).

Some data for Queensland:
  • There were 26,342 marriages registered in 2009, 17,816 of which were first marriages for both partners
  • Ministers of religion officiated at 7,351 marriages or 27.9% of the total and civil celebrants at 18,987 (72.1%)
  • A total of 22,317 couples lived together prior to marriage (84.7% of couples married in 2009)
  • The age group recording the largest number of marriages was 25-29 years both for males and females
  • More than half of widowed males (437) who remarried were married to a divorced female (248). Of the 501 widowed females who remarried in 2009, 289 married a divorced male
  • In 2009, there were 11,174 divorces granted, 51.3% involving children. The median length of marriages ending in divorce was 9.0 years from marriage to separation and 12.9 years from marriage to divorce.


Life Tables, Queensland, 2007-2009

Life Tables, Queensland, 2007-2009 (cat. no. 3302.3.55.001) was released on 8 December 2010.

This product contains life tables for males and females resident in Queensland for the reference period. A life table is a statistical model used to represent mortality of a population. In its simplest form, a life table is generated from age-specific death rates and the resulting values are used to measure mortality, survivorship and life expectancy.

Some data for Queensland:
  • Life expectancy at birth in these tables is 79.1 years for males and 83.8 years for females. At the other end of the scale, life expectancy at age 100 years is 2.6 years for males and 2.7 years for females.


Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010

Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.004) was released on 9 December 2010.

The Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) contains data from both the monthly Labour Force Survey and the related Labour Mobility supplementary survey.

The Labour Mobility data is in relation to people aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2010. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs between employers/businesses for up to three jobs and, for those people who have been with their employer/business for the last 12 months, the changes in their job including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

The EXPANDED CURF is available via RADL only. The RADL is accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site and enables the ABS to make more detailed microdata available than on CD-ROM, while still maintaining the confidentiality of ABS data providers.


Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF

Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Feb 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.005) was released on 9 December 2010.

This publication provides information about basis and expanded confidentialised unit record data from the February 2010 Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility supplementary survey.

The Labour Mobility data is in relation to people aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2010. In addition to the standard labour force data items the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs between employers/businesses for up to three jobs, and for those people, who have been with their current employer/business for the last 12 months, the changes in their job including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.


Prisoners in Australia, 2010

Prisoners in Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4517.0) was released on 9 December 2010.

This publication contains national information on prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions (including people on remand), imprisonment rates, most serious offence and sentence length. A range of information is also presented on prisoner characteristics (age, sex, Indigenous status) and on the type of prisoner (all prisoners, sentenced prisoners, and unsentenced prisoners (remandees).

Some data for Queensland:
  • At 30 June 2010, there were 5,615 prisoners in custody, 5,168 males and 447 females. Of the total prisoners, 3,959 were non-Indigenous and 1,656 Indigenous
  • The most common offence or charges were: Acts intended to cause injury (1,256 prisoners), Sexual assault and related offences (837 prisoners), Unlawful entry with intent (799 prisoners) and Homicide and related offences (589 prisoners)
  • The mean age of prisoners was 34.9 years in 2010, up from 32.6 in 2000. Over this period the proportion of female prisoners has increased from 5.8% in 2000 to 8.0% in 2010
  • At 30 June 2010, the most common age groups of male prisoners was 20-24 years (947 prisoners) and 25-29 years (912 prisoners). Corresponding figures for female prisoners were 25-29 years (84 prisoners) followed by 30-34 years (81 prisoners)
  • Prior imprisonment was recorded for 62% of male prisoners and 48% of female prisoners
  • The most common sentence length of sentenced prisoners was between 2 and under 5 years (1,321 prisoners) and the most common expected time to serve was between 1 and under 2 years (894 prisoners)
  • In 2010, 47% of prisoners were given an aggregate sentence length of 1 and under 5 years. This proportion has increased from 35% in 2000, while the proportions given longer sentences has decreased (5 and under 10 years from 27% in 2000 to 22% in 2010 and 10 years and over from 14% in 2000 to 10% in 2010)
  • In 2010, 46% of all sentenced prisoners had received their sentence in the last 12 months.


Age Matters, December 2010

Age Matters, December 2010 (cat. no. 4914.0.55.001) was released on 13 December 2010.

This newsletter is about age related statistics. It includes topical articles and reviews of relevant ABS publications. Age Matters highlights developments in statistics on the ageing population, and other information of likely interest to ageing researchers and policy makers. Interested readers are also invited to visit the Ageing theme page on the ABS website for links to ageing-relevant ABS datasets and other web sites.


Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2009

Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0.55.001) was released on 13 December 2010.

This electronic publication details preliminary summary data for reference year 2009 for deaths which were certified by a doctor.

Doctor certified deaths accounted for 86.7% of all deaths in 2009. Detailed data for Chapters XVIII Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified and Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality have been excluded from this issue, due to the majority of deaths in these chapters being certified by coroners. Counts of specific causes detailed in the publication and the accompanying spreadsheets are subject to change upon inclusion of deaths which were certified by a coroner. The extent of these amendments to the data is expected to be minimal with the exception of Chapter IX Diseases of the circulatory system.

Final results for 2009 will be available in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3303.0) which is due for release in 2011. This publication will contain the full standard set of tables including details on all Chapters of underlying causes of death and multiple causes of death.

Some data for Queensland:
  • In 2009 there were 13,956 deaths of males in Queensland, 11,856 certified by doctors and 2,100 (15%)certified by coroners. Female deaths totalled 12,360, 11,477 certified by doctors and 883 (11%) certified by coroners
  • Diseases of the circulatory system caused 7,486 deaths, 3,372 males and 4,114 females. Ischemic heart diseases was the highest sub classification, causing 1,778 deaths of males and 1,831 deaths of females
  • Malignant neoplasms (cancer) was the cause of 8,004 deaths, 4,652 males and 3352 females. The largest sub classification was malignant neoplasms of digestive organs, causing 1,230 deaths of males and 895 deaths of females
  • Respiratory diseases caused 1,979 deaths, 1,093 males and 886 females.


Work-Related Injuries, Australia, 2009-10

Work-Related Injuries, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 6324.0) was released on 13 December 2010.

This publication provides information on persons who worked at some time in the previous 12 months and who suffered a work-related injury or illness. These people were asked whether they suffered the injury in their current or previous job; the number of illnesses or injuries suffered; the number of days/shifts absent from work due to the injury/illness; sources of financial assistance; whether they applied for workers' compensation; and, if not, the reason they did not apply for workers' compensation; whether received any OH & S training. Estimates can be cross-classified with labour force characteristics and demographics such as State, sex, relationship in household, marital status, birthplace, occupation, industry.

Some data for Queensland:
  • A total of 144,300 persons, 83,200 males and 61,100 females experienced a work-related injury or illness in 2009-10.





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