Annual Report 2006‚Äď2007

Data users and website activities

Since the release of Wave 1 data in May 2005, by the end of June 2007 139 individuals had received approval to use the LSAC data: 89 Australian academics (73 staff and 16 students), 40 government agency staff, 4 overseas researchers and 6 others.

Thirty-one per cent of the users are in Victoria and 28 per cent are from the Australian Capital Territory. A further 22 per cent are from New South Wales, with small numbers from Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

An analysis of the research topics proposed by the data users indicates a predominance of health-related matters, particularly obesity, followed by work and family issues. However, the research interests do cover all of the other domains that the study was established to address - parenting, child care, disadvantage, family functioning, cognitive and behavioural development, social capital, and so on.

Growing Up in Australia website

The Growing Up in Australia website was established in March 2002. There has been a considerable increase in the number of site visits over the last three years, as shown in Table 14. This table also shows the number of publications that have been downloaded from the website. There is continued strong interest in the Discussion Paper series and quarterly newsletters.

Subscriber numbers to the Growing Up email alert group (growingup-refgroup) totalled 367 at 30 June 2007, an increase of 57 subscribers during the year.

Table 14 - Website visits

  Release date 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
Total site visits  
57,227
85,966
107,890
All publications  
14,860
19,664
37,387
2004 Annual Report 24 May 2005
501
10,831
9,024
2005-06 Annual Report 11 December 2006    
8,026
Discussion Paper 1 27 March 2002
3,002
17,844
15,198
Discussion Paper 2 22 September 2003
1,483
1,721
2,987
Discussion Paper 3 3 May 2004
10,317
10,389
9,471
Discussion Paper 5 28 June 2007    
196
Technical Paper 1 26 September 2005  
2,521
3,401
Technical Paper 2 11 January 2006  
2,322
1,960
Technical Paper 3 25 May 2006  
103
1,351
Newsletters  
7,928
8,257
12,431
Data dictionary 30 May 2005
150
2,237
2,625

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