Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Social Trends - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Social Trends (AST) podcasts bring you short, easy listening highlights from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest release of the AST publication.
Australian Social Trends - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Description

Australian Social Trends (AST) podcasts bring you short, easy listening highlights from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest release of the AST publication. Each quarterly release of AST contains several in depth articles, which cover many broad areas of social concern such as population, health, work and housing just to name a few. We aim to do this in an interesting and easy to understand way. Other aims of AST are to address current and perennial social concerns and to provide answers to key social questions. Each podcast will focus in upon the highlights from a different article.

Link: www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4102.0

Episodes

E15 - Hitting the books: Characteristics of higher education students

Oct 3, 2013 9:40

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the characteristics of students enrolled at tertiary institutes

Transcript - E15 Hitting the books (.doc 57kB)

E14 - Same-sex couples

Sep 9, 2013 9:38

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the characteristics of same-sex couples in Australia

Transcript - E14 Same-sex couples (.doc 57kB)

E13 - Young adults: Then and now

Aug 12, 2013 8:17

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the characteristics of 18-34 year olds in 1976 and 2011

Transcript - E13 Young Adults Then and Now (.doc 53kB)

E12 - The average Australian

Jun 25, 2013 9:57

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the characteristics of the average Australian

Transcript - E12 The average Australian (.doc 51kB)

E11 - People identified as having dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Jun 11, 2013 8:12

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the characteristics of people identified as having dementia or Alzheimer's disease in the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Caring

Transcript - E11 People identified with Dementia or Alzheimers (.doc 32kB)

E10 - Australian farming and farmers?

Dec 21, 2012 9:08

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast looks at the business of farming and the characteristics of Australian farmers.

Transcript - E10 Australian farming and farmers (.doc 33.5kB)

E09 - Household energy use and costs

Nov 28, 2012 7:20

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast looks at Australian household energy use and costs, and what people are doing to reduce their energy consumption.

Transcript - E09 Household energy use and costs (.doc 32.5kB)

E08 - Is life in Australia getting better?

Oct 9, 2012 7:53

Description:

Australians have a higher income, an increased life expectancy, and are better educated compared with a decade ago. But, the number of animals and plants which are endangered has increased over the last ten years.

Transcript - E08 Is life in Australia getting better? (.doc 36.5kB)

E07 - Right person for the job

Oct 5, 2012 7:04

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast looks at employed people aged 20-64 years with a qualification, and the relevance of their highest level qualification for their current employment.

Transcript - E07 Right person for the job (.doc 35.5kB)

E06 - Sexually transmissible infections

Sep 3, 2012 8:18

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast considers notification rates of major STIs by age and sex.

Transcript - E06 Sexually transmissible infections (.doc 81.5kB)

E05 - Child's play

Jul 25, 2012 9:36

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast looks at participation in organised sport or dancing for children, by selected characteristics relative to an average or typical situation.

Transcript - E05 Child's play (.doc 84kB)

E04 - Children with a disability

Jun 26, 2012 8:31

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the 'Children with a disability ' article from the June 2012 AST publication. It discusses the prevalence of disability among children aged 0-14 years, and the types of disability most common among children.

Transcript - E04 Children with a disability (.doc 81kB)

E03 - Love Me Do

May 30, 2012 8:34

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the 'Love Me Do' article from the March 2012 AST publication. It examines trends in marriage, de facto relationships and divorce over the last twenty years.

Transcript - E03 Love me do (.doc 81.5kB)

E02 - Life on 'Struggle Street'

Apr 26, 2012 10:09

Description:

This Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the 'Life on Struggle Street' article from the March 2012 AST publication. It looks at the characteristics of people in households with both relatively low income and relatively low wealth.

Transcript - E02 Life on 'Struggle Street' (.doc 85kB)

E01 - Disability and Work

Mar 28, 2012 7:15

Description:

This first Australian Social Trends (AST) podcast discusses the 'Disability and Work' article from the March 2012 AST publication. Are many people with disability engaged in work? If so, in what sort of jobs and how do their labour force characteristics differ from those without disability?

Transcript - E01 Disability and Work (.doc 80kB)