Monday, July 28, 2008

Australian Social Trends

Australian Social Trends, 2008 (cat. no. 4102.0) describes aspects of Australian society and how these are changing over time. It covers such topics as population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing and other areas of interest including internet access and public transport use for work and study.

Also included are a set of international tables that compare Australian trends with those of 17 other nations.
The current 2008 edition shows:
  • Australians are more likely to have broadband over dial-up

  • the number of people working as complementary health professionals has nearly doubled in the ten years to 2006

  • women were more likely to volunteer than men

  • three quarters of adults in capital cities used cars as their main form of public transport - Sydney had the highest level of public transport use while Canberra had the lowest.


Anonymous said...

Why does every link to back issues take the user to the current one? Is there no way to access 2007 and 2008?

ABS said...

Publication links will automatically take you to the latest released issue - however you can access earlier issues via the tab "Past & Future Releases" at the top of the page. Hope this helps.

There is also a cumulative list of Australian Social Trends articles under the 'All articles' link on the left of the latest issue.