SUMMARY OF RECENT ABS RELEASES
ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RELEASES
The ABS releases a large volume of publications and only a select few are highlighted here. To see all publications released in the last three months click on the following links.
May 2011 releases
April 2011 releases
March 2011 releases
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2011 (cat. no. 5331.0)
Released 8 March 2011
This information paper describes the way in which the ABS produces marco-economic statistics for Australia's transactions with the rest of the world. This release only contains the Goods Account component of this paper, with other components to be released as they become available.
Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.006)
Released 30 March 2011
This publication provides an analysis of the characteristics and international trading activities of Australian exporters in 2009-10. The information is compiled as a by-product of producing regular monthly and quarterly statistics on Australia's merchandise trade and international trade in services.
Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5512.0)
Released 20 April 2011
This publication presents Government Finance Statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis for each jurisdiction for the general government sector, the non-financial public sector and the total public sector. Three key statements are presented: the operating statement, the cash flow statement, and the balance sheet.
Water Use on Australian Farms, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4618.0)
Released 11 May 2011
This publication presents estimates of agricultural water use (including pastures and crops irrigated), irrigation methods, irrigation water management and irrigation expenditure and assets. Estimates are presented at Australia, State/Territory, Statistical Division (SD), Natural Resource Management (NRM) region and Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) levels.
Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia, Sep 2010 (cat. no. 6220.0)
Released 22 March 2011
This publication presents information about people aged 15 years and over who are not in the labour force: that is, people who are neither employed nor unemployed. The data can be used to measure the potential supply of labour that is not reflected in employment and unemployment statistics.
Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2) (cat. no. 3414.0)
Released 29 March 2011
The Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources provides users with a ready reference to sources of statistical information either directly related to migrants and ethnicity or which collect migrant or ethnicity related data items. The guide contains both ABS and non ABS collections from government, academic and private sources.
Experimental Estimates of Preschool Education, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4240.0)
Released 5 April 2011
This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in, and attending preschool in Australia. The experimental estimates were compiled from administrative data provided by each state and territory agency responsible for early childhood education.
Disability, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4446.0)
Released 2 May 2011
This publication presents summary results relating to people with disabilities from the 2009 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). The survey collected information about people with disabilities, older people (those aged 60 years and over) and people who provided assistance to older people and people with disabilities.
Overweight and Obesity in Adults in Australia: A Snapshot, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4842.0.55.001)
Released 27 May 2011
This article discusses overweight and obesity of people aged 18 years and over in Australia in 2007-08, examining a range of factors which may influence a person's weight and some of the health consequences associated with excess weight.