Drought Drops Sheep Numbers To Lowest Since 1924, Crops Fall By Half: Abs 28th May 2008 - Views: 260 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 22nd May 2008 - Views: 222 The labour force participation rate was 56%, down from 59% in 2006.
One In Five Wa Households Will Need Help In An Emergency: Abs 14th May 2008 - Views: 255 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 12th May 2008 - Views: 269 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 9th May 2008 - Views: 256 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.