Australian Social Trends
Social Analysis and Reporting Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 7187
Australian Social Trends (ABS cat. no. 4102.0) is an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS and non-ABS statistics, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. The publication comprises articles within chapters on the following major areas of social concern: population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing, crime and justice, culture and leisure, and the environment.
Each edition provides a cumulative topic list of all articles since Australian Social Trends was first published in 1994. Recent education and training articles include: 'Education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people', 'Boys' schooling', and 'Government and non-government schooling'.
National and state summary tables provide time series data for an extensive range of indicators within each area of social concern. International summary tables present key indicators in the areas of population, health, education and work.