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Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
Births, Australia (cat. no. 3301.0)
Marriages and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3310.0)
Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0)
Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (cat. no. 3235.0)
Population Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3222.0)

Education and employment

Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0)
Child Employment (cat. no. 6211.0)
Childhood Education and Care, Australia (cat. no. 4402.0)
Preschool Education, Australia (cat. no. 4240.0)
National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 4240.0.55.001)
National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide (cat. no. 4240.0.55.002)
Education News (cat. no. 1330.0)
Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
Year 12 Achievement and Continuing Education from Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012-13 (cat. no. 2071.0)


A Profile of Carers in Australia (cat. no. 4448.0)
Australian Health Survey: First Results (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001)
Australian Health Survey: Updated Results (cat. no. 4364.0.55.003)
Autism in Australia, (cat. no. 4428.0)
Causes of Infant and Child Deaths, Australia, 1982 to 1996 (cat. no. 4398.0)
Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings (cat. no. 4430.0)
Experiences of health provision for children - Chapter 7 of Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia (cat. no. 4839.0.55.001)
Health Literacy, Australia (cat. no. 4233.0)
Health of Children in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4829.0.55.001)
National Health Survey, Summary of Results (cat. no. 4364.0)
National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results (cat. no. 4326.0)
Overweight and Obesity - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004-05 (cat. no. 4722.0.55.006)

Housing and homelessness

Housing Occupancy and Costs (cat. no. 4130.0)
Housing Mobility and Conditions (cat. no. 4130.0.55.002)
Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, 2011 (cat. no. 2049.0)
Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness, 2006 (cat. no. 2049.0)
Social connectedness and wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth, Apr 2011 (cat. no. 4725.0)
Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0)
Family Characteristics, Australia (cat. no. 4442.0)
Marriages and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3310.0)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (cat. no. 4714.0)

Sport and physical recreation

Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4901.0)
Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia (cat. no. 4156.0)
Square eyes and couch potatoes: Children's participation in physical activity and screen-based activities, in Perspectives on Sport, June 2013 (cat. no. 4156.0.55.001)


Crime and justice

More children in Australia's courts: ABS


Increase in births breaks records again: ABS
More couple families without dependent children
Young Australian children on the increase: ABS

Education and employment

Half of all children aged 12 years or younger attend child care
Indigenous students staying on to Year 12 hits all time high
More mothers employed
Non-government schooling, a tale of two sectors
Private school student numbers continue to grow
Seven out of ten young children attend preschool or a preschool program
Young Australians: casual work and the comfort of their parents' home: ABS
Housing and homelessness

Homelessness in Australia


One in five Australians have a mental illness: ABS
Who cares? 2.5 million Australians: ABS

Mothers and fathers

Aussie mums by numbers
Father's Day 2012: Not all jobs and play for dads - there's chores too!
Fathers' Day 2008 facts and figures: ABS
More couple families without dependent children
Mother's Day facts and figures from the ABS

Sport and physical recreation

Swimming and soccer the most popular sports for children
Swimming still most popular sport for kids: ABS
Kids on the internet play less sportFEATURE ARTICLES


Year 12 Achievement and Continuing Education
Young adults: Then and now


Child's play: Children's participation in organised sport or dancing
Children with a disability


International students
Are all schools uniform?
Children of the digital revolution
Year 12 attainment

Child care
Are young people learning or earning?
Income support among people of working age


Preschool attendance
Children who are overweight or obese
Health literacy
Student achievement in maths and science
Home and away: the living arrangements of young people
Education and Training

Risk taking by young people
Education across Australia
Child employment
Families with a young child with a disability
Households and families
How many children have women in Australia had?
Internet access at home
Living together: Family, community and social cohesion
Women's incomes
Scouting - developing leaders of tomorrow
Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage
Physical violence

Training for a trade
Infant mortality over the last 100 years
Australia's babies
Before and/or after school care
Fertility and its effect on Australia's future population
International fertility comparison
International Students in Australia
One-parent families
Recent increases in Australia's fertility2006

Chronic conditions and disability
People who work few hours
Pathways in education and related outcomes in Western Australia
Boys' schooling
Children living apart from one parent
Community participation of people with a disability
Disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Distribution of household wealth
Education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
Fathers' work and family balance
Government and non-government schooling
Housing for young adult households
Recent fertility trends
Social participation of young people
Urban and non-urban population
Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples


Children’s accidents and injuries
School students' mathematics and science literacy
Families with no employed parent
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians - projections 2001 to 2009
Australia's top four overseas birthplace groups
Young people at risk in the transition from education to work
Grandparents raising their grandchildren
Informal child care provided by grandparents
People in their 20s: then and now
Recent fertility trends
Social and sporting activities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Young people in employment

Research Paper: Children's Participation in Organised Sporting Activity (cat. no. 1351.0.22.028)
Early childhood learning and care: data sources, gaps and opportunities (cat. no. 4105.0.55.001)
Information Paper: Improving Statistics on Children and Youth - An Information Development Plan (cat. no. 4907.0) and Improving statistics on Children and Youth - Annual Progress Reports
Information Paper: Field of Children and Youth Statistics (cat. no. 4910.0)
Information Paper: Children and Youth Information Development Plan - Project Plan (cat. no. 4909.0)
Information Paper: Key Issues Relating to Children and Youth (cat. no. 4908.0)
Research Paper: Synthesising Estimates of Indigenous Child Health Based on the W.A. Aboriginal Child Health Survey (Methodology Advisory Committee) (cat. no. 1352.0.55.071)

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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