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Australian Health Survey: First Results, 2011-12 and Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-12 have both been released. These publications contain results from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey, including health risk factors (such as alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking and Body Mass Index); selected long-term health conditions; mental health and wellbeing; and physical activity. Information is presented for Australia and the states and territories.

Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2011, which presents information on child care arrangements and early childhood education for children aged 0-12 years, has been released. It includes the use of child care, work and child care, hours and cost of child care, need to additional formal care, early childhood education and informal learning.

Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 contains statistics of children's enrolment and attendance at preschool programs across Australia in 2012, collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Collection.

Schools, Australia, 2012, an annual publication of data on schools, students and in-school staff involved in the provision or administration of primary and secondary education in government and non-government schools, for all Australian states and territories, has also been released.


Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012 will be released in November 2013. The Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers collects information about populations including young people with disabilities and young people caring for people with disabilities.

New health information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be available in late November 2013. These results will be used by a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, health researchers, public health advocates, government, clinicians and community health organisations.

The Family Characteristics and Transitions Survey, 2012-13 is underway and is expected to be published in late 2014.

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project (ACWP) is a study of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years. The first phase of the study took place between November 2012 and April 2013, with subsequent phases to feature the implementation of a large nationally representative survey. The study is particularly interested in how the circumstances of the following six groups may affect their wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and linguistically diverse children, children with disability, children in regional and remote Australia, economically disadvantaged children and children in out of home care. For more information on the study, please visit the ACWP website.

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