"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

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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

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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 [ Oe.cd 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

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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

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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

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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 ]
Happy new year. Have a look at our top 10 data resources of 2016. [ Bit.ly Link ]

ABS top 10 data resources in 2016

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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 [ Bit.ly Link ]
The number of Australians visiting India and Japan rose 14.9% and 10.1% respectively in the year to Oct 2016. [ Bit.ly Link ] #travel
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 ]
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 ]

4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015

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Age at first marriage has increased to 28.5 for women and 30.1 for men – up about three years since ’95. #socialtrends [ Bit.ly Link ]
One in five Australians aged 15-64 engaged in study in 2016. See more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #education #studying

6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2015

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78% of men who volunteer do so for personal satisfaction or to help others. [ Bit.ly Link ] #menshealth #mentalhealth #Movember
Let's 'get more men talking about how they're feeling' to improve their #mentalhealth. [ Bit.ly Link ] #menshealth #Movember
Fewer Australian men are drinking at risky levels compared to a decade ago. See more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #menshealth #Movember
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.

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