APPENDIX 2000-01 SURVEY CHANGES
FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES TO FUTURE MANUFACTURING COLLECTIONS
Manufacturing management unit collection
1 The current series of these publications, Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 1999-2000 (Cat. no. 8221.0) and Manufacturing Industry, [State], 1999-2000 (Cat. nos 8221.1-8221.6), will be the last that present data for manufacturing establishments. Future manufacturing collections will no longer collect data from manufacturing establishments. Starting with the 2000-01 manufacturing collection, data will be sought from a sample of approximately 9,000 manufacturing businesses nationally.
2 This represents a fundamental shift in the statistical unit from which data are primarily being sought and published. It is intended to publish for Australia most, if not all, current tables on a management unit basis. However, this will represent a break in series from data previously published for manufacturing establishments.
3 Although the annual manufacturing collection has primarily collected data from manufacturing establishments, it has also collected data from a relatively small sample of manufacturing management units. This annual sample of approximately 5,000 manufacturing businesses nationally have provided data on employment, wages and salaries, turnover, purchases, inventories, capital expenditure and detailed information required to derive operating profit before tax. Information from this sample of manufacturing management units has generally been available at the Australian level for industry groups and selected industry classes on request.
4 From the 2000-01 collection, the number of businesses nationally requested to provide this information will increase to approximately 9,000. This will provide a sample large enough to support manufacturing management unit based data at the industry class level for Australia.
5 The 2000-01 issue of Manufacturing Industry, Australia (Cat. no. 8221.0) will draw on summary of operations data collected previously from manufacturing management units to provide a time series, at the industry subdivision level, from 1995-96. This publication will also contain a table for 1999-2000 showing both manufacturing establishment data and manufacturing management unit data for employment, wages and salaries, turnover and IVA. This table will be designed to provide a bridge between the existing establishment based series and the new manufacturing management unit based series.
6 The ABS conducts one annual manufacturing collection in five as a manufacturing census, with the other four collections conducted as a survey. It is proposed to retain this cycle with the shift to manufacturing management unit based collections. The next manufacturing census will be conducted in respect of 2001-02.
State and territory data
7 For the 2000-01 collection, large businesses that have operations in more than one State or Territory have been requested to provide additional details on employment, wages and salaries and sales of goods and services for each State and/or Territory in which they operate. This information will be used to synthesise on a pro-rata basis all other data reported for the whole business to each State and/or Territory in which they operate. This will enable the production of State/Territory data for employment, wages and salaries, turnover and IVA at the industry subdivision level. However, it will not be possible to produce data by employment size or data relating to exported production.
8 State publications, Manufacturing Industry, [State], (Cat. nos 8221.1-8221.6), will not be produced for 2000-01. However, it is intended that they next be produced for 2001-02, that is, for the next census year. The publication Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2000-01 (Cat. no. 8221.0) will continue to publish in all years State and Territory data for employment, wages and salaries, turnover and IVA at the industry subdivision level.
9 Regional or sub-State data will not be available from the 2000-01 manufacturing survey. This is a direct result of moving to a manufacturing management unit based collection for 2000-01, see paragraphs 1 and 2. However, it is proposed to make available sub-State data from information collected from the 2001-02 manufacturing census. Further investigations will be undertaken to decide if it is possible to produce some sub-State estimates in survey collection years from 2002-03.