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A guide for using statistics for evidence based policy, 2010 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1500.0 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Bureau of Statistics series ; no. 1500.0.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ABS Catalogue No. 1500.0 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: There is an increasing emphasis from Australian and international governments on the importance of evidence based decision making in guiding policy process . The use of statistical information is vital for making evidence based decisions that guide the implementation of new policy, monitor existing policy, and evaluate the effectiveness of policy decisions. It is therefore essential that policy makers are equipped with the skills and ability to understand, interpret and draw appropriate conclusions from statistical information. This guide provides an overview of how statistical information can be used to make well informed policy decisions. Throughout the guide references are made to other resources, relevant training courses and associated frameworks that provide more detail.Availability: (1)

A picture of the nation : the statistician's report on the 2006 Census, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue no. 2070.0 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Census of Population and Housing 2006.Summary: "The Statistician's Report analyses information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It also incorporates information from previous censuses in some instances going back as far as 1911. It presents stories about contemporary society and trends that affect the lives of Australian people. Drawing on the rich variety of topics covered by the census and looking across different geographic areas and population groups, this report showcases the many strengths of census data." -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

A profile of carers in Australia, 2008 . /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4448.0' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingSummary: "A Profile of Carers in Australia provides an overview of the characteristics and activities of people who provide informal assistance to someone with a disability, long-term health condition or to older people (aged 60 years and over). Information was drawn from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing and from three ABS surveys: the 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC); the 2006 General Social Survey (GSS) and the 2006 Time Use Survey (TUS). To help readers understand the differences between the data sources, the collection methodology and output from the different surveys and the Census are examined in a technical Appendix." -- ABS websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing : a focus on children and youth /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4725.0 2011Notes: April 2011Summary: This publication provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people from data collected in the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey. ; The publication structure is based on the ABS Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This framework consists of a very broad range of topics considered to be important for the measurement of the mental, social and physical health of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Articles in this publication will be released progressively. The first release will contain articles on children and young peoples' cultural participation and housing circumstances, as well as their experiences of different aspects of the law and justice system.Availability: No items available

Adult learning, Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4229.0 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This publication presents information about the recent learning experiences of persons aged 25 to 64 years. Statistics in this publication were collected in the Adult Learning topic included in the 2006-07 Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS). Details on participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning in the 12 months prior to interview are presented together with the socio-demographic characteristics of participants and non-participants. Information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of the results and definitions and interpretation are included in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note, and Glossary.Availability: (1)

Assessing the quality of linking migrant settlement records to census data /

by Wright, Jeffrey | Australian Bureau of Statistics. Analytical Services Branch | Bishop, Glenys | Ayre, Tim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1351.0.55.027 2009Description: HTML.Other title: Migrants quality study.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Research PaperSummary: As part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census Data Enhancement project, the Migrants Quality Study was conducted to assess the feasibility of linking the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's Settlement Database (SDB) to the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD), without the use of name and address as linking variables. This paper provides some background to the Migrants Quality Study, a brief description of the linking process, a thorough evaluation of the quality of the linked data, and then associated discussion about the usefulness of the linked data. ; The results from this quality study indicate that linking the SDB to the SLCD is feasible and can produce useful information that no other data source currently provides. However, some quality issues have been identified and need to be thoroughly understood to ensure that the linked data is correctly interpreted and appropriately used.Availability: (1)

Australia's aged population : a social report 1999. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4109.0 1999Description: PDF.Summary: "Presents information about people aged 65 and over living in Australia. The major themes covered in this report include: population distribution and growth; living arrangements and care; health and disability; housing; transport; use of technology; crime and safety; employment, income and financial security; and social participation. Data in each chapter are presented in tabular, graphic and textual form." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian demographic statistics /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3101.0 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 1993 ; 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "Quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. Includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables throughout. Also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia." -- ABS website.Availability: No items available

Australian economic indicators /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1350.0 2011Description: PDF.Notes: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contains statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian labour market statistics /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 6105.0 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "Australian Labour Market Statistics, produced quarterly, brings together a range of ABS labour statistics to present a statistical summary of the Australian labour market. It has been developed primarily as a reference document, and provides a broad basis for labour analysis and research. In addition to data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), this publication contains statistics from a range of other ABS labour surveys including Average Weekly Earnings, the Labour Price Index, Job Vacancies, Employment and Earnings - Public Sector, and Industrial Disputes. The publication also includes summary data from recently released labour force supplementary surveys and international data for selected labour market indicators." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian social trends : using statistics to paint a picture of Australian society /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4102.0 2012Description: HTML.Other title: Life expectancy trends.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: PDF of latest issue only 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 Education and Indigenous wellbeing includes: 4102.0 - AST March 2011 Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Life expectancy trends 4102.0 - Health services 4102.0 - Health outside major cities Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Year 12 attainment 4102.0 - Education and Indigenous wellbeing Population growth: past, present and future (migration issues)Summary: "Australian Social Trends is an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics, and statistics from other official sources, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. It is designed to assist and encourage informed decision-making, and to be of value to a wide audience including the public, those engaged in research, journalism, marketing, teaching and social policy, as well as anyone interested in how we live today and how we've changed over recent decades." -- Publisher website.Availability: (1)

Census of Population and Housing : Counting the Homeless, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Counting the homeless.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/2041.0' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:19 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008Summary: "The main purpose of the ASGC is for collecting and disseminating geographically classified statistics. These are statistics with a where dimension. The ASGC provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the production of statistics that are comparable and can be spatially integrated." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : community profiles, Australia, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2020.0 1998Description: HTML.Summary: "Comprises key census data for all standard census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) to total Australia. Each Community Profile is a set of tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the census form. Explanatory notes and footnotes are included with each Community Profile. The Basic Community Profile provides 32 tables for all census areas from CD to total Australia. The Time Series Community Profile provides 21 tables from the Basic Profile comparing data from the 1986, 1991 and 1996 Censuses where the classifications are comparable. It is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates of SLAs. The Usual Residents Profile provides 25 tables based on the usual residents of SLAs. The Expanded Community Profile provides 38 tables, available for SLAs and larger areas, comprising more detailed versions of some of the Basic Profile Tables, plus new tables. The Working Population Profile provides 17 tables of labour force and related data on the characteristics of people who work in SLAs within the journey to work study areas - usually capital cities. The Indigenous Profile provides data on Indigenous people in 29 tables based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regions, Indigenous Locations and Indigenous Areas." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : Indigenous profile /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2002.0 2006Description: HTML.Notes: 2001 ; 2006Summary: "The Community Profile Series contains six separate profiles aimed at providing information on key Census characteristics relating to persons, families and dwellings and covering most topics on the Census form. The profiles are excellent tools for researching, planning and analysing small and large geographic areas. They enable comparisons to be made between different geographic areas. The profiles which will be available for the 2006 Census will be: Basic Community Profile (BCP), Place of Enumeration Profile (PEP), Indigenous Profile (IP), Time Series Profile (TSP), Expanded Community Profile (XCP) and the Working Population Profile (WPP). ; The Indigenous Profile (IP) consists of 34 tables containing key Census characteristics of Indigenous persons and households. Some tables provide comparisons with the non-Indigenous population. The data are based on place of usual residence. The IP will be released in two phases. First release tables are those tables containing classifications which are easy to process and are available on release day. Second release tables contain classifications which require more complex processing and will be available on the second release day." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : selected family and labour force characteristics for statistical local areas, Victoria 2001. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2017.2 2003Description: HTML.Notes: ABS cat. no. 2017.2 1996 ; 2001Summary: "Previously:Census of Population and Housing: Selected Family and Labour Force Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas, Victoria (ISBN 0 642 23231 8) ; Contains 2001 Census population counts and selected Education and Labour Force characteristics for persons in all Statistical Local Areas (SLA), Statistical Sub-divisions (SSD) and Statistical Divisions (SD) within Victoria. Commentary is provided, including a State or Territory summary, regional comparisons for selected topics, time series comparisons and ranked tables. The second release Basic Community Profile (BCP) at Australia level will also be included, along with reference maps." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : selected social and housing characteristics, Australia, 2001. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) cat. no. 2015.0 2003Description: PDF.Notes: 1996 ; 2001Summary: "Contains 1996 and 2001 Census population counts and selected person, family and dwelling characteristics for all Statistical Divisions (SD) and Statistical Sub-divisions (SSD) within each state and territory. ; Commentary is provided, including a state or territory summary, regional comparisons for selected topics and time series comparisons. The first release Basic Community Profile (BCP) at Australia level will also be included, along with reference maps. New inclusions for this issue are a set of comparison tables with 1901, 1996 and 2001 data for states, territories and Capital City SDs; ranked tables for selected characteristics; and person counts on a Usual Residence basis." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006Description: HTML.Availability: No items available

Characteristics of recent migrants, Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 6250.0 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Labour force status and other characteristics of recent.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 1993 ; 1996 ; 1999 ; 2004 ; 2007 ; 2010 Previously titled: "Labour force status and other characteristics of recent migrants, Australia" INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This publication presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of 'recent migrants' and 'temporary residents'. For the purposes of this publication, recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, arrived in Australia after 2000, were aged 15 years and over on arrival, were not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival, do not hold New Zealand citizenship, and have permanent Australian resident status. Information is also included for temporary residents who planned to stay in Australia for 12 months or more (ABS website)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complete set of social atlases /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Social atlas.Summary: "The Social Atlas series consists of a separate publication for each state and territory that presents colour maps that highlight key characteristics of the population in each capital city and selected regional areas. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on data collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This information shows the diversity that exists across Australia's cities and regional centres. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours and shading. Brief commentary explaining the main features and characteristics also accompany each map. To provide some consistency between atlases, each publication includes a common set of maps for the capital city areas covering topics such as population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings. Also, each Social Atlas includes additional maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to the particular capital city. A smaller selection of maps are included for the selected regional centres and these vary from Atlas to Atlas." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Consumer price index, Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 6401.0 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Published quarterly: March ; June ; September ;December 1972-79 ; 1980-89 ; 1990-99 ; 2000-09 ; 2010Summary: "Quarterly publication showing movements in retail prices of goods and services commonly purchased by metropolitan households. The goods and services are divided into the following groups: food; alcohol and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing; household contents and services; health; transportation; communication; recreation; education; and financial and insurance services. Indexes for each of these groups and for 'All Groups' are published for each of the state capitals along with Canberra and Darwin, and for the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Details are also shown for about 54 sub-groups and special and analytical series, for the weighted average of the eight capital cities." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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