4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2004
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TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
OVERSEAS TRAVEL AND RECENT WORLD EVENTS
In the two months following the Bali bombing in October 2002, Australian departures to Indonesia dropped by 59%. This article reports on the characteristics of people travelling to and from Australia, as well as travel patterns in the months following recent world events.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
In 2001, nearly two-thirds (62%) of adults stated that they were concerned about environmental problems. This article examines changes in environmental concerns and related activities of people in different age groups over a ten-year period. It discusses people's involvement in environmental protection activities and household participation in recycling, use of environmentally-friendly products and water conservation.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND ACTIVITY
Between 1971 and 2001, the proportion of Australians stating an affiliation with Christianity fell from 86% to 68% while the proportion stating an affiliation with a non-Christian religion rose from 1% to 5%. This article presents and analyses religious affiliation trends as reported in censuses since 1933, then draws data from various surveys to examine the relationship between religious affiliation, religious activity, and doing unpaid voluntary work for an organisation.
CRIME AND JUSTICE
WOMEN IN PRISON
While women are a small minority among prisoners (7% in 2002) their numbers have increased faster than have male prisoners in recent years. This article presents information on trends in women’s imprisonment and the characteristics of women prisoners.