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Identity matters: sexual identity in Australia

Statistics on sub-groups of the population are of interest to policy makers and researchers from a range of areas, including health, education, law, employment and social welfare. While the 2021 Census did not collect information on sexual orientation, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) General Social Survey provides estimates of the number of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or other (not heterosexual). For the survey releases, these expressed identities are combined into a single group, hereafter referred to as LGB+. In 2020, this group represented almost 4% of the population aged 15 years and over (see Table 5). The survey does not provide estimates of the numbe... Read more...

Snapshot of women in the Australian workforce, 2021

This article provides a brief overview of women’s participation in the Australian workforce, providing some key rates with age breakdowns, part-time employment rates, employment status and involvement in leadership roles.  Read more...

What's new in Statistics . . . February

This month: sugar cane, Indigenous regional statistics and cancer in Australia. Statistics releases in February 2022 If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.   Statistical reports Release date ABS Lending Indicators, December 2021 1 Feb ABS Retail Trade, December 2021 1 Feb AIHW Mental Health Services in Australia 1 Feb ABS Selected... Read more...

What's new in Statistics . . . January

Welcome to the new year. This month: deaths in custody, rental affordability and homelessness services. Statistics releases in January 2022 If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.   Statistical reports Release date ANZ Job Advertisements, December 2021 4 Jan ABS Building Approvals, November 2021 10 Jan ABS International Trade in Goods and Services, November 2021 11 ... Read more...

What's new in Statistics . . . December

This month: life expectancy in Australia, the effects of Covid-19 on work internationally and families and their concerns about finances. Statistics releases in December 2021 If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.   Statistical reports Release date ABS Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, September 2021 1 Dec AIHW Cancer in Australia, 2021 1 Dec ABS ... Read more...

What’s new in statistics . . .

This month: serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, migration movements and philanthropic and charitable donations. Read more...

What’s new in statistics . . . August

This month: 2021 Census of Population and Housing, vehicles in Australia, VET and younger people in residential aged care.   Read more...

Snapshot of employment by industry, 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases quarterly estimates of employed people by industry (in their main job, if a person holds more than one job) in the publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed. Quarterly data is available since November 1984, with the most recent data being February 2021. Estimates of employment by industry division are currently available in seasonally adjusted and original series. The ABS suspended the trend series in April 2020 due to the uncertainty of estimate adjustments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For finer level detail on industry of employment (e.g. sub-division), the ABS release original (unadjusted) estimates. Industry data is classified ... Read more...

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