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Drought Drops Sheep Numbers To Lowest Since 1924, Crops Fall By Half: Abs starstarstarstarstar   28th May 2008 - Views: 266 Drought Drops Sheep Numbers To Lowest Since 1924, Crops Fall By Half: Abs However, less severe conditions reported in some northern regions saw meat cattle numbers hold steady overall despite drops in other regions.

Indigenous Unemployment Remains At 14%: Abs starstarstarstarstar   22nd May 2008 - Views: 229 The labour force participation rate was 56%, down from 59% in 2006.

One In Five Wa Households Will Need Help In An Emergency: Abs starstarstarstarstar   14th May 2008 - Views: 267 One In Five Wa Households Will Need Help In An Emergency: Abs The most usual reason for this was because the household included people with limited mobility - such as young children or the elderly.

Families Week Facts And Figures From The Abs starstarstarstarstar   12th May 2008 - Views: 274 Families Week Facts And Figures From The Abs More mothers with children under 15 were employed in March 2008 than at any time in the last decade; 63% were employed in March 2008, compared with 54% ten years earlier; 60% of these mothers worked part time.

Mothers' Day Facts And Figures From The Abs starstarstarstarstar   9th May 2008 - Views: 263 Mothers' Day Facts And Figures From The Abs The median age of mothers who gave birth in 2006 was 30.8, up from 29.2 in 1996. Women could expect to have 1.8 children in their lifetime in 2006, the most since 1995. Births are up - Australia registered 265,900 births during 2006 - more than in any year during the last three decades. More mothers with children aged under 15 years are employed than in the past. Almost two-thirds (63%) of mothers with children aged under 15 years were employed in March 2008, compared with 54% ten years earlier. 60% of employed mothers with children aged under 15 years worked part time. As employment among mothers has increased, the use of formal child care has also increased.

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