WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the August 2013 issue of Gender Indicators, Australia.
The Gender Indicators product now includes a 'Fact Sheet' that presents key highlights from the latest data in this release. The Fact Sheet is designed to be a concise, easy-to-digest summary document for users who may not have time to fully explore data that is new to the latest release of Gender Indicators, Australia.
Commentaries will no longer be presented in every release of this product. However, historical commentaries (as at January 2013) remain available in the previous January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia.
In this release we have included data updates for a range of areas of social interest to men and women.
Labour force measures have been updated with 2012-13 data. This includes employment data across industry and occupational sectors. Also available are 2011-12 data on employment conditions, including data on men and women without leave entitlements, and data on independent contractors and other business operators.
Preliminary 2011-12 data on health risk factors were published in the January release of Gender Indicators, Australia. These data have now been updated as additional sample has become available from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey. Death rates (from a range of causes) have been updated with 2011 data.
We also present 2012 data on apparent retention rates in schools, derived from the National Schools Statistics Collection. Recorded crime statistics have been updated with 2012 data from state and territory police administrative records, and new 2011-12 Crime Victimisation Survey data is also available.
In May 2013 we updated our earnings series (with new data from the 2012 Employee, Earnings and Hours Survey released 23 January 2013) and Consumption of alcohol series (with new risky alcohol consumption guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women).
The product features a total of 52 key indicators, each with a key series and numerous related supporting measures. Indicators are spread across six major areas of social concern for gender equality (Economic security, Education, Health, Work and family balance, Safety and justice, and Democracy, governance and citizenship). For a quick overview of all results, visit the Summary of Key Series page.
I hope you find this edition of Gender Indicators, Australia interesting and informative. If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please contact me on (02) 6252 5570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org