Social data – national

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Social Trends 2013

Australian Social Trends: April 2013 is the latest edition of what is usually an annually produced series that presents information on contemporary social issues within Australia. Population, family and community health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing and other areas of social concern are presented, alongside international comparison.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Labour Market Statistics 2012[...]

This information paper provides an overview of ABS labour market statistics, outlining key issues obtained from labour-related household and business surveys.

Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This site provides access to information and statistics on health and welfare in Australia (i.e. diabetes, cancer, ageing, mental health). The site includes access to reports, conferences, news releases, online data cubes, and information on forthcoming publications.

Australian Government: Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Australian Institute of Family Studies is an independent statutory authority providing research and information on family well-being in Australia. The website for the Institute is a comprehensive source of information, providing media releases, research plans, conferences papers, surveys, current and archived publications, facts, figures, annual reports, links to clearinghouse and various other family related projects. Under the link to resources in the main menu, access to journal abstracts, databases, an online library catalogue, full text resources, literature reviews, bibliographies, discussion lists, and course information are available.

Australian Government: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is a customer focussed organisation providing advice, programmes and services to Government in order to achieve an effective labour market and increase workplace productivity. The website features access to a wide-range of information including media releases, fact sheets, speeches, news, annual reports, budget papers, and legislation. Also, links to information for employees, job seekers, and organisations can be accessed at:

DEEWR also works in collaboration with Australian state, territory, industry and community organisations to provide policies related to education, science and training. The DEEWR website contains extensive information on the following areas: school education, career development, training and skills, higher education, research, international education, indigenous education, science and innovation, and policy and issues. Information on these areas can be found in various publications including annual reports, budget information, media releases, departmental files, legislation, speeches, and policy reviews.

Australian Government: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is responsible for social policy agendas, including income support, housing policy, community support, disability services, child care services, family and Indigenous issues. The website contains online access to key corporate publications, media releases, information on events, data initiatives, occasional papers, and policy papers.

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

NATSEM is an Australian microdata and microsimulation modelling centre undertaking social, economic and business research and analysis. The website contains latest news, conference papers, discussion papers, technical papers, journal articles, book chapters, presentations, and annual reviews.