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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2001   
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MEDIA RELEASE

June 05, 2001
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
63/2001

Media alert....News diary event

Attention Chiefs of Staff and News Editors
Australian Social Trends released tomorrow

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release the eighth edition of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) tomorrow Wednesday 6 June 2001.

Australian Social Trends 2001 profiles Australian society and looks at changes in the nation's social conditions and wellbeing. The publication features 31 articles, within seven chapters, on topics related to population, families, health, education, work, income and housing. These provide an insight into the changing nature of Australian society.

This alert is to aid your planning and research by giving you advance notice of the release of this major publication.

The publication is a source of a wide variety of stories. A full list of the articles is attached. A synopsis of the articles is available by request.

A media release with some summary information will be widely distributed tomorrow. However please note that the publication will be boxed at the Canberra Press Gallery by request only. The publication will also be available for collection on the day from our State offices in each capital city, again by request.

To arrange for your copy of Australian Social Trends 2001 please contact Ana Goodwin on (02) 6252 7633 or e-mail a.goodwin@abs.gov.au.


ATTENTION: Feature Editors, Program Producers


SOCIAL TRENDS HAS LOTS OF GOOD STORIES


TOPICS INCLUDE:

POPULATION:
    Populations of Australia and New Zealand: a comparison
    Asian-born Australians
    Coming to Australia
    Leaving Australia
    Population projections for the 21st century

FAMILY:
    Child care arrangements
    Caring in the community
    Future living arrangements
    Older mothers

HEALTH:
    Mortality in the 20th century
    Drug-related deaths
    Disability among adults
    Private health insurance
    Private hospitals

EDUCATION:
    Trends in completing school
    Time spent studying
    Field of study and employment
    Combining study and work

WORK:
    Changes experienced at work
    Changing employer or business
    Trends in employment population ratios
    Unemployment trends and patterns
    Time spent on unpaid household work

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE:
    Women's incomes
    Expenditure in low-income households
    Value of unpaid work
    Income support among people of workforce-age

HOUSING:
    Housing experience through life-cycle stages
    Household amenities
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing in non-remote areas
    Housing finance

There are 14 national and State summary tables which present over 300 social indicators which show trends over time and comparisons between States and Territories over a range of different social issues. Also presented is a set of international tables, showing where Australia stands in relation to our nearest neighbours and trading partners. A synopsis of the articles is avilable by request.

Further details are in Australian Social Trends 2001 (cat. no. 4102.0) available from ABS bookshops in capital cities.To assist your coverage, ABS has arranged a number of expert commentators for many of these subject areas. ABS is also available for interviews etc about the data. Contact us if you wish to talk to these commentators.

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