The financial experimental estimates in this publication relate to manufacturing businesses in Australia during the year ended 30 June 2010. Financial experimental estimates included the activity of any business that ceased or commenced operations during the year. Where businesses were unable to supply information via the EAS on this basis, an alternative accounting period was used for which financial data could be provided. Such businesses made a substantial contribution to some of the experimental estimates presented in this publication. As a result, the experimental estimates can reflect trading conditions that prevailed in periods outside the twelve months ended 30 June. This had the most impact on the manufacturing ANZSIC subdivision 17 Petroleum and coal product manufacturing.
Although financial experimental estimates relate to the full twelve months, employment experimental estimates in this publication relate to the last pay period ending in June 2010. As a result, estimates of wages and salaries per person employed may be affected by any fluctuations in employment during the reference period.