Where is your favourite destination? Travel is becoming more popular globally and Australia is a popular destination of choice for visitors from around the world. Want to know more about who is enjoying short-term visits to our shores and Australia's top 10 travel destinations? See the latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, figures from the ABS ... #statistics #travel
How do you stack up against the median age – standing at 37 – of the Australian population? And which areas do you think have the oldest median aged population and the youngest? As the ageing of the Aussie population continues, check out the latest ABS demographic facts and figures, including insightful graphs, as the national population edges closer to 25,000,000. [ Bit.ly Link ]
December 3 is the International Day of People with Disability, a chance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability, and increase awareness, understanding and acceptance. In recognition of the day, the ABS has released A profile of people with disability in Australia - a one-page information sheet #IDPwD [ Bit.ly Link ]
Identity crime is estimated to cost more than $2.2 billion each year.
Today the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan released the ‘Identity Crime and Misuse in Australia 2016’ report, which is based on data from over 50 different Commonwealth, state and territory entities; and community surveys conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology and Australian Bureau of Statistics.
On behalf of the Australian Statistician, David W. Kalisch and everyone at the ABS, we are thinking of our colleagues at Statistics NZ affected by the recent earthquake, as NZ Government Statistician and Chief Executive Liz MacPherson sends a heartfelt message to staff.
People living in the most disadvantaged areas are twice as likely to delay or not get a prescription filled because of cost, compared with people in areas of least disadvantage. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Drinking down: Average alcohol consumption per year decreased by 2/3 liter since 2000, from 9.5 to 8.9 liters in 2014 (as measured by annual sales). Get more stats in Society at a Glance [ Bit.ly Link ]