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Lifeline Cautions On Downward Suicide Trend

Staff Reporter, Monday, 27th March 2006 -  The latest Australia Bureau of Statistics data shows a downward trend in reported suicide deaths in Australia and according to Lifeline the figures offer encouragement, but are…

Aussie Internet Stats

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th January 2006 -  There are almost 14 million Internet users in Australia according to the latest statistics – that’s 68.2% of the population. The latest figures from Nielsen/NetRatings for…

ABS Stats Now Free Online

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th January 2006 -  All statistics on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website at www.abs.gov.au can now be accessed free of charge. The new policy was announced recently by the Federal Government…

Overseas Born Highest Since Federation – ABS

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd October 2005 -  One in four Australian residents were born overseas according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – the highest proportion recorded since Federation…

Value of the Volunteer?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd May 2005 -  The US Not for Profit umbrella organisation, INDEPENDENT SECTOR has revealed that the 2004 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour has reached $US17.55 per hour- that’s $22.91…

Australian Snapshot – ABS Year Book 2005

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th February 2005 -  The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) predicts the national population could grow to close to 40 million by the end of the century. But it also says the population may also go backwards.…

Prison Population Increases – ABS Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th January 2005 -  The prisoner population in Australia has increased by more than 40% over the decade to June 2004, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This…

Income and Giving In Australia

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd November 2004 -  The greatest amount of gift deductions claimed in Australia come from middle and low-income wage-earners according to the latest review of tax figures. But this mix of donors is changing.…

National Survey of Indigenous People – ABS

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th July 2004 -  The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS ) has released the results of the second national social survey of Indigenous people that point to some significant changes since the groundbreaking…

The Meaning of Life 2004 According to the ABS

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th May 2004 -  The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its Measures of Australia’s Progress or MAP, which has been described as about as close as a statistician can get to the…

How To Measure Social Capital: ABS

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st March 2004 -  How social capital might be measured has become a focus for researchers and policy analysts as they study individual and social wellbeing and the characteristics and functioning…

Life & Death Statistics!

Staff Reporter, Friday, 19th December 2003 -  Australians can enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world, but there is much variability in mortality statistics between different groups in Australia, according…
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