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Previously: A Guide to Australian Social Statistics (ISBN: 0 642 16853 9)
A textbook concerning the conceptual organisation of social statistics in the ABS. After describing an overall system of social statistics, it addresses each major area of concern (ie, population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing, crime and justice, and culture and leisure). For each of these areas, the book discusses: issues involved in defining the scope and content of the area; the connection of the area to wellbeing; key social issues and population groups of interest; and frameworks and measurement tools used to organise the collection of statistics. The book also provides an overview of key data sources for each area.