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Title: Analysis of the Characteristics of Police in Australia - Based on Data From the 1976 Census of Population and Housing
Corporate Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Belconnen Act ,2616, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report outlines selected population characteristics of the Australian police force, derived from the 1976 Census of Population and Housing. Some tables compare data derived from the 1976 census with that from the 1971 census.
Abstract: Findings concerning the distribution of police by State and Territory show greater increases in the number of police than in population growth. The distribution of police by sex and age indicates an increase in the percentage of female police officers and in the proportion of police under age 35. Other data depict the occupation of persons in the police industry, the numbers of police and their percentage of the population in metropolitan areas, and the educational qualifications and income of police. Tabular data and graphs are included.
Index Term(s): Australia; Demography; Labor force analysis; Police statistics
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