The Australian Social Trends draws its material from a wide range of data, sourced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and other agencies, and uses the ABS Wellbeing Framework to identify population groups, transactions amongst people, and areas of social concern, including:
- family and community;
- education and training;
- economic resources;
- crime and justice; and
- culture and leisure
The ABS also provides Community Profiles which can be valuable tools for services who are planning for individuals or groups, as localised social, economical and demographic variables are available.
For example, there was an increase in the number of young female doctors and there has been a population boom in mining towns.
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