NAME OF ORGANISATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS Cat No. 5206.0) - Quarterly is a detailed and up-to-date presentation of the quarterly national accounts at both current prices and chain volume measures in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms. Tables are grouped under the following headings: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and associated statistics, expenditure on GDP tables, GDP account tables, industry gross value added tables, summary income, capital and external tables, household tables, general government tables, other tables, annual tables, revisions tables, additional tables available electronically.
To provide an up-to-date picture of the performance of the Australian economy. Information is used as an input to the formulation of fiscal and monetary policy. Other uses of the quarterly national accounts include: broad indicator of economic activity; and a provider of input to various forms of economic modelling. Government departments, industry groups, universities and private researchers are among the users of the quarterly national accounts.
Scope and coverage include all Australian resident units engaged in productive activity (as defined by System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93)).
The conceptual framework used in Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS Cat No. 5206.0) - Quarterly, is substantially based on the framework provided by the "System of National Accounts, 1993" (SNA93).
Data is collected in respect of the productive activity (as defined in SNA93) of all individuals, businesses and government units. A wide range of national accounting aggregates, relating to production, income, expenditure and capital accumulation, are published. Major aggregates are presented in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms, and in current prices and as chain volume measures. Estimates of production are broken down by industry (in chain volume terms only), while income and expenditure data are separately identified for the household sector and the general government sector.
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC); Level of Government Classification; Taxes, Fees and Fines Classification
Other concepts (summary)
Can not really be summarised, see "Doclinks/References" below.
New South Wales
Comments and/or Other Regions
No areas are out of scope of the national accounts collection.
Quarterly national accounts estimates were first published in December 1960. In 1971, quarterly constant price, seasonally adjusted estimates were published for the first time in Australia. SNA93 was implemented in the accounts for the September quarter 1998 issue and chain volume measures replaced constant price estimates.
Data availability comments
Data are available in electronic and paper format with a broader range of data being available electronically. Time series of data are available for a limited period in the paper release and over the full time series electronically. A complete listing of the data tables available in contained in the publication which is available through the ABS website.
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
09/06/2010 09:45 AM