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9269.0 - Business Transport Activity, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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GLOSSARY

Airport operations and other air transport support services (income from)

Income derived from operating international, national or civil airports. Also includes the provision of other services to air transport such as airport terminals, runways, air traffic control services, aerospace navigation or baggage handling services.

Air transport running expenses

The sum of:

  • fuels and gas;
  • parts, repair and maintenance; and
  • other air transport running expenses, e.g. airport access fees.

Bus and tramway passenger transport services (income from)

Income derived from local and long distance transportation of passengers by bus or tram. This item includes funding from federal, state and/or local government for contracted government bus and tramway transport services.

Business

A business is generally considered to be a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in business or commerce.

In this publication, the term represents the ABN unit or type of activity unit (TAU), which are the two standard statistical units for the 2010-11 EAS collections. For details, see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 10-17.

Capital expenditure on road vehicles

Total (gross) expenditure incurred in acquiring vehicles used for the transportation of goods or passengers by road.

Capital expenditure on other transport vehicles and equipment

Total (gross) expenditure incurred in acquiring transport vehicles and equipment other than road vehicles e.g. aircraft, rail rolling stock (including locomotives) and watercraft.

Capital expenditure (other)

Total (gross) expenditure incurred in acquiring assets other than road vehicles and other transport vehicles and equipment. See Capital expenditure (total)

Capital expenditure (total)

Total (gross) expenditure on acquiring fixed tangible and intangible assets, before deduction of trade-in allowances, and including expenses (except capitalised interest) incurred during the year in acquiring such assets. Fixed tangible assets include land, dwellings, other buildings and structures, plant, machinery and equipment (including motor vehicles). Intangible assets include capitalised exploration expenditure, patents, licences and goodwill.

Capitalised wages and salaries

Capitalised payments for work done by own employees in manufacturing, constructing, installing or repairing assets, mineral and petroleum exploration activities or in developing computer software in-house for use by the business or for rental or lease.

Customs agency services (income from)

Income derived from providing advice on import and export procedures and documentation, custom clearance services and other related services.

Employment at end June

Number of persons working for businesses during the last pay period ending in June 2011. Includes working proprietors and partners, employees absent on paid or prepaid leave, employees on workers' compensation who continue to be paid through the payroll, and contract workers paid through the payroll. Excludes persons paid by commission only, non-salaried directors, volunteers and self-employed persons such as consultants and contractors.

Freight forwarding agency services (income from)

Includes income derived from contracting the transportation of goods for other enterprises, using one or more different enterprises to perform the contracted services by road, rail, air, sea freight transport or any combination of these modes of transport. The forwarding unit takes prime responsibility for the entire transport operations.

Fuels and gas

Purchases of fuel and gas to power transport vehicles (including non-electrified train networks). It excludes the purchases of fuel and gas for resale or to power plant and equipment and off road vehicles.

Fuels, gas and electricity

Purchases of fuel and gas to power transport vehicles, and electricity used to power tram or electrified train networks. It excludes the purchases of fuel, gas and electricity for resale or to power plant and equipment and off road vehicles.

Funding for contracted government transport services

Funding from federal, state and/or local government for contracted government transport services (e.g. rail, bus, ferry services provided under a government funded agreement or contract).

Grain storage services (income from)

Income derived from the storage of cereal grains. It incorporates grain elevator operation, grain silo operation and grain storage services.

Income from other services

Includes income from consulting services, repair, maintenance and service income and fees, contract, subcontract and commission income and management fees/charges from related and unrelated businesses. Also includes income from rent, leasing and hiring of transport vehicles or equipment without operator. Excludes interest income and delivery charges not separately invoiced to customers.

Income from transport services

Income derived from:
  • the transportation by road, rail, water or air of goods not owned or sold by the business, or of passengers; and
  • services associated with, or supporting the transportation of goods or passengers, including pipeline transport, postal and courier services, freight forwarding, stevedoring, warehousing and storage services, airport, railway and port operation, removalist services and rail infrastructure services.

Includes funding from government for contracted transport services, (e.g. rail, bus, ferry services provided under a government funded arrangement or contract) and rail, port and airport access fees received.

Labour costs

Comprise wages and salaries (including salary sacrificed earnings paid on behalf of employees and employee share based payments and stock options), employer contributions into superannuation, workers' compensation premiums/costs, fringe benefits tax, payroll tax. Also includes capitalised wages and salaries.

Local water passenger transport services (income from)

Income from providing a passenger ferry or water taxi service.

Long distance water passenger transport services (income from)

Income derived from long distance transportation of passengers by water. Excludes charter fishing boat operation.

Other expenses

Expenditure items not separately itemised, e.g. depreciation and amortisation, insurance premiums (other than for transport vehicles), interest expenses, bad and doubtful debts, royalties expenses. It excludes capital expenditure.

Other income

Income from sources not separately itemised, including interest income, dividend income, donations, net profit or loss on share trading or asset sales or variations in exchange rates or resulting from the revaluation of assets in accordance with the Australian Equivalent of International Financial Reporting Standards (AEIFRS).

Other income from transport services

Income from the provision of transport services other than those itemised separately in the relevant table. The definition of this will differ between tables dependent on the types of transport service income itemised for each industry.

Other transport running expenses

Running expenses relating to modes of transportation other than those itemised in the relevant table. The definition of this will differ between tables dependent on the types of transport running expenses itemised for each industry.

Other transport support services (income from)

Income derived from the provision of transport support services not separately itemised.

Parts, repairs and maintenance

The costs of parts, repairs and maintenance of transport vehicles other than road vehicles, (See 'Repairs, maintenance, parts and accessories', below, for equivalent road vehicle expenses.) In the context of rail transport, this item includes expenses for both above rail and below rail equipment, e.g. rolling stock, signalling, safety and rail communications equipment.

It excludes the costs of repairs and maintenance of other plant and equipment and off road vehicles.

Payments to contractors and other businesses for transport services

Payments to other businesses and self-employed persons for the provision of transport services, including support services such as stevedoring, freight forwarding and handling charges. Includes postal and courier expenses and payments to contractors for movement of passengers.

Pipeline transport services (income from)

Income derived from transportation of natural gas, oil or other materials via pipelines.

Postal and courier services (income from)

Income derived from pick-up and delivery of letters, documents and parcels (usually weighing less than 30 kgs). Rather than being from the sender's location, the pick-up activity is from pre-determined collection point (e.g. post offices and postal agencies). Also included are units mainly engaged in the operation/provision of predetermined collection points. In addition, income derived from door to door pick-up (i.e. from the customer's residence or place of business), transport and delivery of letters, documents, parcels and other items weighing less than 30 kgs.

Purchases

Comprises purchases of materials, components, containers and packaging materials for manufacture, construction jobs or resale and purchases of finished goods for resale and delivery charges separately invoiced or itemised by suppliers. Includes purchases of electricity, water, fuels and gas, (other than to power transport vehicles or networks), and excludes capitalised purchases.

Rail Freight transport services (income from)

Income derived from operating railways for the transportation of freight by rail.

Rail Passenger transport services (income from)

Income derived from operating railways (except tramways) for the transportation of passengers over short and long distances. Includes commuter rail passenger services; metropolitan rail passenger services; and monorail operation. This item includes funding from federal, state and/or local government for contracted government rail transport services.

Rail transport running expenses

The sum of:
  • Fuels, gas and electricity;
  • Parts, repairs and maintenance;
  • Other rail transport running expenses, e.g. rail access fees.

Registration fees and compulsory third party insurance premiums

Payments made to government agencies for the registration of, and compulsory third party insurance premiums for road transport vehicles. It excludes optional third party and comprehensive motor vehicle insurance premiums.

Rent, leasing and hiring of transport and motor vehicles

Payments made to another business for the rent, leasing and hiring of any registered vehicle without driver that is being used to transport freight or passengers, including pipeline, trailers, containers and company cars. Excluded are expenses relating to the rent, leasing and hiring of vehicles with driver.

Repairs, maintenance, parts and accessories

The costs of repairs and maintenance of road transport vehicles only. (For similar expenses relating to other transport vehicles, refer to 'Parts, repairs and maintenance', above.) It excludes the costs of repairs and maintenance of plant and equipment and off road vehicles.

Road freight transport services (income from)

Income derived from the transportation of goods by road. Includes furniture removal services and road freight vehicle hire services with driver.

Road vehicle towing services (income from)

Income derived from the towing by road of other vehicles.

Road transport running expenses

The sum of:
  • Fuels and gas;
  • Repairs, maintenance, parts and accessories;
  • Registration fees and compulsory third party insurance premiums;
  • Toll fees; and
  • Other road transport running expenses, e.g parking fees.

Sales of goods (income from)

Refers to goods sold, whether or not produced by the business (including goods produced for the business on a commission basis). Includes export sales, sales or transfers to related businesses or to overseas branches of the business, progress payments relating to long term contracts if they are billed in the period, delivery charges not separately invoiced to customers, sales of goods produced by the business from crude materials purchased, and income from 'specific' rates (e.g. water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage rates). Excludes excise and duties received on behalf of the government (e.g. the petroleum production excise duty), sales of assets, natural resource royalties income, interest income, and delivery charges separately invoiced to customers. Exports are valued free on board, i.e. export freight charges are excluded.

Scenic and sightseeing transport services (income from)

Income derived from the operating of transportation equipment for scenic and sightseeing activities, the emphasis being on providing recreation and entertainment. The service provided is usually local in nature and generally includes tour commentary, highlighting features of the scenery and/or the vehicles.

Stevedoring and port handling services (income from)

Income derived from the provision of services loading or unloading of vessels. Includes maintenance and leasing of port facilities to facilitate the land-sea transition of goods and passengers. Also includes the operation of ship mooring facilities or water transport terminals for passenger or freight (including sea cargo container terminals and coal or grain loaders).

Support services to water transport (income from)

This item comprises income derived from the provision of support services to water transport, including services such as navigation, pilotage, marine salvage, ship registration and shipping agency. Tugboat operation and water vessel towing services are also included. Excludes stevedoring services.

Taxi transport services (income from)

Income derived from transporting passengers by road taxi. Also includes income from hire car operation with drivers.

Toll fees

Payments made by road vehicle operators for the use of certain roads.

Transport related expenses

The sum of:
  • payments to contractors and other businesses for transport services;
  • rent, leasing and hiring of transport and motor vehicles; and
  • transport running expenses.

Transport vehicle and other transport running expenses

The sum of all expenses relating to the running of all registered transport vehicles.

Warehousing and storage services (income from)

Income derived from providing goods warehousing and storage facilities (except cereal grain storage). Excludes self-storage renting or leasing.

Water freight transport services (income from)

Income derived from the transportation of goods by water.

Water transport running expenses

The sum of;
  • Fuels and gas;
  • Parts, repair and maintenance; and
  • Other water transport running expenses, e.g port access fees.

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