4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, April 2013  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/04/2013   
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Towns of the mining boom
This article looks at the social and economic well-being of ten fast growing mining towns, and how they changed during Australia's 21st century mining boom.

Doctors and Nurses
This article examines the characteristics of doctors and nurses in Australia, including their demographic characteristics, working arrangements and geographic distribution.

The 'average' Australian
As well as looking at the characteristics of the average or "typical" Australian, this article explores Australia's underlying diversity by looking at particular groups or particular places that might be quite different from the average.
Podcast - Episode 12:
Duration: 9:57 min, filesize: 4.6 MB,
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Young adults: Then and now
This article looks at differences between young adults in 2011 and those in 1976. Thirty-five years separate these two groups, and changes in their characteristics can be seen as a reflection of different social environments and trends of their times.
Podcast - Episode 13:
Duration: 8:17 min, filesize: 3.7 MB,
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Just released - Centenary of Canberra
In 2013 Canberra is celebrating its centenary year. To mark this milestone, this article uses Census data from 1911 through to 2011 to highlight how Canberra has developed over the last 100 years.
AST has changed...
From January 2013, AST has reduced the number of releases per year from four to three. PDF versions of AST articles are no longer available, but you can print the web pages using the print tools at the top of the page.

AST Indicators are also no longer updated, but similar information will be available via the Topics @ a Glance pages.

Download the LATEST Australian Social Trends indicators below:

Previously, Australian Social Trends included national and state summary indicator sets across several broad areas of social concern. However, from February 2013, these indicators were no longer produced. Similar information will be available via the Topics @ a Glance pages.
June 2012
- Education and training
- Other areas of social concern

September 2012
- Health
- Population
- International comparisons
December 2012
- Family and community
- Housing
- Economic resources
February 2013
- Work