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released: 30 Nov 2005 author: AIHW media release

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include indicators of the welfare of Australia's population, ageing and aged care services, disability and disability services, assistance for housing, services for people experiencing homelessness, and welfare services expenditure and labour force. It also features an extended chapter on children, youth and families.

ISSN 1321 1455; ISBN 978 1 74024 509 8; Cat. no. AUS 65; 512pp.; Internet only

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  1. This version includes data which was not included in the hardcopy version (30 November 2005).
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      • Housing appendix table A6.23 has been added to the online version (pages 454a-454b). This table provides all the data for personal and housing household debt for the March 1990-June 2005 quarter.
      • An amendment has been made to table A6:13 on page 449. The updated page (449) has been replaced in the online version. This table summarises the characteristics of public housing tenants as at 30 June 2004.
  2. An amendment has been made to Table 3.1: Distribution of children and young people across the states and territories, June 2004 on page 64 (2 December 2005).
  3. Amendments to pages 95, 97 and 98 have been made to Chapter 3 of the online publication (17 February 2006).
  4. An amendment has been made to Table 3.29 on page 116 in Chapter 3 of the online publication in the column for Victoria for 2001-02 (7 June 2006).

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Australia's welfare 2005. Australia's welfare no. 7. Cat. no. AUS 65. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 September 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467784>.

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