ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents financial estimates for 2010-11 relating to business transport activity in the Australian economy, with a detailed focus on ANZSIC Division I - Transport, Postal and Warehousing. These data are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).
COMPARISONS TO 2009-10 TRANSPORT ACTIVITY DATA
A data cube presenting transport related economic and financial activity was released as part of Australian Industry, 2009-10 (cat.no. 8155.0) in July 2011. Whilst the tables presented in Business Transport Activity, 2010-11 are in many ways comparable to the tables presented in this earlier publication, time series comparisons of transport activity based on the data presented in these two publications should be undertaken with some caution. The transport collection conducted as part of the 2009-10 EAS was introduced as an indicator in preparation for the running of the 2010-11 survey. As such a number of improvements were introduced for the 2010-11 collection with regards to question wording, sample design and conceptual definitions. Although the aim of these changes is to increase data quality, in some cases they have the effect of distorting apparent movements between data items published in both years. With this in mind the 2010-11 publication tables do not include 2009-10 data. When differences are considered significant, footnotes have been added to the tables detailing includes or excludes that have changed between years. Please see the Glossary for full definitions of all published data items.
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