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8698.0 - Waste Management Services, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/06/2011   
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INTRODUCTION

This publication presents estimates of the financial performance of businesses and components of general government sector organisations involved in waste management services. The survey collected data covering the 2009-10 financial year. These data are compiled from a directly collected survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is the third ABS survey of waste management services with previous collections covering 2002-03 and 1996-97.

Data from previous collections were released in the following publications:



WHAT'S NEW IN THIS ISSUE

Users are advised not to make historical comparisons with previous iterations of this collection. This survey was not designed to support accurate estimates of change over time. Changes in frame, scope, industry classification and methodology have been introduced for 2009-10. In addition, there are new data items covering waste management activities, facilities operated and quantities of waste received, processed and transferred.

Please refer to Technical Note 2 Data Quality (paragraph 18) regarding historical comparisons.


COMMENTS

The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future surveys of waste management services. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Annual Integrated Collections Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 796, Sydney, NSW 2001.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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