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How are you travelling in comparison? Australian passenger vehicles travelled a total of 175,899 million kilometres in 2015-16, the latest ABS Survey of Motor Vehicle Use #statistics reveal. That’s an average of 12,827 kilometres per vehicle. At an average speed of 60 kilometres per hour, that's a staggering 8.9 days behind the wheel. Find out more... #transport #cars #trucks

9208.0 - Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia, 12 months ended 30 June 2016
Australia is often called a “land of migrants” and on Harmony Day the ABS highlights plenty of statistics, including the top five countries of birth and the top 10 languages spoken at homes. Find out more … Harmony Day_AU #HarmonyDay #statistics

ABS celebrates diversity of migrants on Harmony Day
Plenty of Irish eyes are sure to be smiling in Australia on St Patrick’s Day with 76,300 short-term visitor arrivals from Ireland in 2016. Check out the latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, data from the ABS. #statistics #StPatricksDay

3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2016
Employment in renewable energy down 16% in 2015-16, latest ABS figures show:

4631.0 - Employment in Renewable Energy Activities, Australia, 2015-16
To help celebrate International Women’s Day, check out changing statistics over the years as the ABS burrows into our many data holdings to bring you some handy facts about Australian women. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2017 United Nations UN Women #statistics

ABS celebrates International Women's Day theme of Be Bold for Change
Hearing loss affects many Australians, with 1.6 million reporting a loss of hearing in 2015, according to the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. Find out more … #WorldHearingDay #statistics

4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015
Find out about the upcoming data releases from the Australian Bureau of Statistics with our “upcoming releases” page and calendars. #stats #statistics

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"Counts of businesses increased across all States and Territories from June 2015 to June 2016 with NSW seeing the largest growth in business counts at 3.0 per cent,” says Luisa Ryan, Director of the Business Register Unit at the ABS, as latest data shows business numbers up 2.4 per cent since June 2015. Find out more ... #business

8165.0 - Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Jun 2012 to Jun 2016
If you’re looking for love on Valentine’s Day, we could have the data to help you find a date. Check out our report – and graphics – featuring Australia’s most ‘single’ and most ‘married’ places, and more. #ValentinesDay
Owner or renter? Compare the cost of mortgage vs rental as share of income across OECD countries with our new Affordable #Housing Database; get the stats here [ Link ]
School's back, and the ABS is doing the maths. Figures show that after many years of the non-government sector taking an increasing share of school enrolments, the trend is now clearly moving in the other direction. Government schools now educate 65.4 per cent of all Australian school students (2,483,802), rising slightly from 65.2 per cent in 2015 and an all time low of 65.1 per cent in 2014....
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4221.0 - Schools, Australia, 2015
To help celebrate Australia Day, join our trip down memory lane as we dig through the dusty old books in the ABS basement and find Australia’s 1967 Year Book to discover how much Australia has changed in 50 years. #AustraliaDay #AustraliaDay2017
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

3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Nov 2016
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. [ Link ]
Happy new year. Have a look at our top 10 data resources of 2016. [ Link ]

ABS top 10 data resources in 2016
Thanks to all of the ABS staff who have placed gifts under our Giving Tree. They'll help Barnados Australia and Communities at Work to brighten Christmas for kids.
On the 7th day of Christmas, we recognise the generosity of the staff at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for their always amazing collection of gifts and food in time for Christmas.

Our Deputy CEO and avid golfer, Lee Maiden, of course chose the golf clubs to show off to the cameras. Thank you ABS #DoGood
The future of doctorates: With less funding, fewer young people, and more overseas talent, have we reached a peak in PhDs? Here's the background [ Link ]