Annual Report 2007‚Äď2008

Data users and website activities

At the end of June 2008, there were 124 registered users of Wave 2 data, and the total number of LSAC data users had reached 236.

Thirty-one per cent of the users are in Victoria and 28% are from the Australian Capital Territory. A further 22% 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, including parenting, child care, disadvantage, family functioning, cognitive and behavioural development, and social capital.

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 during the last three years (Table 9). This table also shows the number of publications downloaded from the website. There is continued strong interest in the Discussion Paper series and quarterly newsletters.

Subscriber numbers to the Growing Up in Australia email alert group (growingup-refgroup) totalled 412 at 30 June 2008, an increase of 12% over the year.

Table 9: Website visits

 

Release date

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total site visits

 

57,227

85,966

107,890

155,144

All publications

 

14,860

19,664

37,387

51,501

2004 Annual Report

24 May 2005

501

10,831

9,024

5,183

2005-06 Annual Report

11 December 2006

 

 

8,026

4,817

2006-07 Annual Report

19 June 2008

 

 

 

2,938

Discussion Paper 1

27 March 2002

3,002

17,844

15,198

4,927

Discussion Paper 2

22 September 2003

1,483

1,721

2,987

2,830

Discussion Paper 3

3 May 2004

10,317

10,389

9,471

9,104

Discussion Paper 5

28 June 2007

 

 

196

2,182

Technical Paper 1

26 September 2005

 

2,521

3,401

4,702

Technical Paper 2

11 January 2006

 

2,322

1,960

1,945

Technical Paper 3

25 May 2006

 

103

1,351

1,188

Technical Paper 4

July 2007

 

 

 

1,896

Technical Paper 5

October 2007

 

 

 

671

Newsletters

 

7,928

8,257

12,431

18,589

Data dictionary

30 May 2005

150

2,237

2,625

1,931

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