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This paper, a companion to the Monthly Statistical Bulletin published by the Parliamentary Library, provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these to Australian averages.
Each table presents data...
Introduction: This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seekers that have arrived by boat in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking asylum from the aftermath of the Vietnam War began to arrive.
This fact sheet has been compiled primarily from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) average weekly earnings data set, that calculates the average full-time weekly earnings before tax of men and women, excluding factors such as overtime and pay that is salary sacrificed. Where data...
This release finds that the total number of private sector house approvals rose 1.5% in trend terms in May. This contributed to the 1.0% increase in the total number of dwelling units approved.
Dwelling approvals increased in May in the Australian Capital Territory (4.1...
This fact sheet outlines: workforce participation by gender, full time/part time status and industry; working patterns and average weekly hours.
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Gender pay gap short-changes women $250.50 a week
Australian women, on average, earn 17.4% less than men The gender pay gap has remained almost unchanged in two decades Western Australia has the widest pay gap of 25.8%
Australia's working women earn 17.4%...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of child sexual assault.
Over the two year period 2009 and 2010, 495 offenders were convicted of child sexual assault. 97 per cent of those convicted were male and 64 per cent...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of motor vehicle theft.
Over the period 2009 to 2010 a total of 1018 offenders were convicted of motor vehicle theft in NSW Local and District Courts. Imprisonment was the most commonly imposed penalty,...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on convicted drink-drivers in NSW.
A fine is the most serious penalty, imposed on 59.8 per cent of convicted drink-drivers. The average fine varies according to the PCA range of the offence: $470 (low range PCA range), $704...
This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on convicted robbery offenders.
The most common penalty imposed on a convicted robbery offender was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 79 per cent of offenders convicted of an aggravated robbery offence and 58 per cent...