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Topic: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Should the census be conducted every 10 years?

Should the census be conducted every 10 years?

There's a good argument for a 10 year census cycle but not next year and not because of current financial problems. This is an important decision; it needs to be debated thoroughly.

Who benefits from public transport?

Who benefits from public transport?

A popular conception of public transport is it’s used primarily by two groups – CBD commuters and the disadvantaged. For example, in the preamble to a new survey it’s done on public transport use, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) emphasises the contribution public transport makes to agglomeration economies in the CBD. 

Why do we use public transport?

Why do we use public transport?

Earlier this week I looked at a new survey of public transport use by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). My interest then was in how many people use public transport. This time I’m looking at what the ABS survey tells us about why travellers use public transport. The Bureau asked a sample of adults living […]

How ‘socially disordered’ are the places we live in?

How ‘socially disordered’ are the places we live in?

Almost 60% of Australian adults reckon there’s at least one social disorder issue in their local area. Top of the list are concerns about noisy vehicles, dangerous driving, rowdy behaviour and offensive language. These findings are from the latest release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) national Crime Victimisation Survey. It was conducted from […]