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Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2008

Research Paper: A Linkage Method for the Formation of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset, August 2009

Demography News, August 2009

Research Paper: Assessing the Quality of Linking Migrant Settler Records to Census Data, August 2009

Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2008

Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021

Table Builder, 2006

Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 2009

Labour Statistics News, August 2009

Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009

Innovation and Technology Update, August 2009

Use of the Internet on Farms, Australia, 2007-08

Business Use of Information Technology, 2007-08

Recorded Crime - Offenders, Selected states and territories, 2007-08

Information Paper: Experimental Estimates of Motor Vehicle Use, 12 months ended 31 October 2008

Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2007-08

Information Paper : Estimation of Workers' Remittances based on Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition, September 2009

Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2007-08

Information paper: Product changes to State Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to National Income, Expenditure and Product following revisions to international standards, 2009

Government Financial Estimates, Australia, 2009-10

Spotlight on National Accounts, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to Australian System of National Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009

Microdata: Income and Housing, Basic and Expanded CURF on CD-ROM/RADL, Australia, 2007-08

Managing ABS Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFS): A Step by Step Guide, August 2009

CURF Microdata News, August 2009

Responsible Access to CURFs Training Manual, September 2009

ABS Budget Outcomes - Changes to the Work Program 09/10 and Beyond

ABS Release Information

Queensland Theme Page


POPULATION BY AGE AND SEX, REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA, 2008

Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3235.0) was released 11 August 2009. To meet the conflicting demands for accuracy and timeliness there are several versions of sub-state/territory population estimates by age and sex. Preliminary estimates are normally available twelve months after the reference date, revised estimates the following year and rebased and final estimates after the following Census. This publication contains final estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June 2003 and preliminary estimates as at 30 June 2008, based on Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), and states and territories, according to the 2008 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Some selected results for Queensland include:

  • The estimated resident population of Queensland at 30 June 2008 was 4.29 million. From June 2003 to June 2008, the Queensland population grew by 13% (484,700 people) making it the fastest-growing state or territory in that period, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4%.
  • Compared with the remainder of the state, south-east Queensland had a noticeably lower proportion of its population aged less than 15 years and a higher proportion of its population aged 20-34 years.
  • In the five years to June 2008, the median age of males increased to 35.6 years (up from 34.9 years in June 2003) and females to 36.9 years (up from 36.1).
  • In June 2008, the proportion of the Queensland population who were children (aged 0-14 years) was 20%, which was the second-highest proportion in the country (following the Northern Territory at 24%).
  • Over two-thirds (68%) of the Queensland population were of working age (15-64 years).
  • Over half a million Queenslanders (526,400 or 12%) were aged 65 years or older.


RESEARCH PAPER: A LINKAGE METHOD FOR THE FORMATION OF THE STATISTICAL LONGITUDINAL DATASET, AUGUST 2009

Research Paper: A Linkage Method for the Formation of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset, August 2009(cat. no. 1351.0.55.025) was released 19 August 2009. As part of the Census Data Enhancement project, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has conducted a quality study that simulates the formation of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD). This simulation has been carried out by linking 2006 Census and 2006 Census Dress Rehearsal data. The linking was carried out both with and without the use of name and address, with the aim that the former would act as a benchmark for the latter when assessing quality. Linking without name and address is the method that will be used for the planned linking of the SLCD sample of the 2006 and 2011 Censuses, forming the first two waves of the SLCD. This paper describes the methods and processes used to simulate the formation of the SLCD.

Also released 19 August 2009 was Research Paper: Assessing the Likely Quality of the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset, August 2009(cat. no. 1351.0.55.026). This paper describes a variety of methods that have been used to examine the quality of the data linked without name and address and extends those findings to predict the quality that can be expected when the first two waves of the SLCD are linked.


DEMOGRAPHY NEWS, AUGUST 2009

Demography News, Aug 2009 (cat. no. 3106.0) was released 26 August 2009. Demographic statistics provide measures of the Australian population, its size, growth, composition and geographic distribution, as well as the components that shape population change: births, deaths and migration.

This newsletter provides information about the latest demographic research and analysis being undertaken by the ABS.


RESEARCH PAPER: ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF LINKING MIGRANT SETTLER RECORDS TO CENSUS DATA, AUGUST 2009

Research Paper: Assessing the Quality of Linking Migrant Settler Records to Census Data, August 2009 (cat. no. 1351.0.55.027) was released 27 August 2009. As part of the ABS Census Data Enhancement project, the Migrants Quality Study was conducted to assess the feasibility of linking the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Settlement Database (SDB) to the Statistical Longitudinal Census Dataset (SLCD), without the use of name and address as linking variables. This paper provides some background to the Migrants Quality Study, a brief description of the linking process, a thorough evaluation of the quality of the linked data, and then associated discussion about the usefulness of the linked data.

The results from this quality study indicate that linking the SDB to the SLCD is feasible and can produce useful information that no other data source currently provides. However, some quality issues have been identified and need to be thoroughly understood to ensure that the linked data are correctly interpreted and appropriately used.


MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES, AUSTRALIA, 2008

Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 3310.0) was released 31 August 2009. Marriage and divorce statistics provide valuable information for the analysis of family formation and structure in Australia. This electronic product presents data at the national and state level.

Marriages data are presented by age, previous martial status, country of birth and relative country of birth of both males and females, type of celebrant and whether couples live together prior to marriage. Crude and age-specific marriage rates are also provided.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were 26,803 marriages registered in Queensland in 2008, a 3.9% increase compared with 2007.
  • Queensland recorded the highest crude marriage rate in 2008 with 6.2 marriages per 1,000 estimated population.
  • The median age of people married was 32.0 years for males and 29.5 years for females.
  • Marriages in which neither party had previously been married made up 66% of all marriages registered in Queensland in 2008, while a further 18% were first marriages for one partner. The remaining 16% of marriages were remarriages for both partners.
  • Over two-thirds (71%) of marriages were performed by civil celebrants.
  • In 2008, 64% of marriages were of couples where both parties were born in Australia. A further 7.0% of marriages were of parties born in the same overseas country, and 29% marriages were of males and females born in different countries.
  • Of the couples who registered a marriage in 2008, 85% indicated that they had lived together prior to registering their marriage.

Divorces data are presented by age, duration of marriage at final separation and at date made absolute, country of birth and number of children.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were 10,615 divorces granted in Queensland in 2008, a 4.0% decrease compared with 2007.
  • Queensland recorded the highest crude divorce rate in 2008 with 2.5 divorces per 1,000 estimated population.
  • The median age of people at divorce was 44.6 years for males and 41.7 years for females.
  • The proportion of divorces involving children under 18 years was 51% in 2008.
  • The median length of marriage to divorce was 12.8 years for divorces granted in Queensland in 2008.
  • Joint applicants (38%) were the most common type of application for divorce. Female applicants accounted for 36% of applications and male applicants 26%.


EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS, ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUSTRALIANS, 1991 TO 2021

Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021 (cat. no. 3238.0) was released 8 September 2009. This release contains experimental estimates and projections (based on assumptions on past and future fertility, mortality and migration) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing for Australia and the states and territories, by sex and five-year age groups, for the period 1986 to 2021. The release includes projections for Indigenous Regions and Remoteness Areas by sex and five-year age groups, for the period 2007 to 2021. Also includes summary measures such as projected births and deaths, as well as detailed notes on the assumptions used.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • The Indigenous population of Queensland is estimated to have increased from 95,700 people in 1991 to 144,900 people in 2006, and is projected to increase to between 212,900 and 215,100 people by 2021. This equates to an average growth rate of 2.6% to 2.7% per year between 2006 and 2021.
  • By 2016, Queensland is projected to overtake New South Wales as the state with the largest Indigenous population in Australia and Queensland's share of Australia's Indigenous population is projected to increase to 30% in 2021.
  • The median age of the Indigenous population of Queensland was 20.4 years in 2006, and is projected to increase to between 23.0 and 23.2 years by 2021.
  • The number of births of Indigenous children in Queensland is projected to increase from 4,000 in 2007 to 6,000 in 2021, while the number of deaths of Indigenous people increases from 650 in 2007 to between 790 and 1,100 in 2021. By 2021, natural increase reaches between 4,900 and 5,200, up from 3,400 in 2007.
  • Net interstate migration of Indigenous people is assumed to be +382 persons per year for all years of the projection period.


TABLE BUILDER, 2006

TableBuilder, 2006 (cat. no. 2065.0) was released 28 August 2009. Census TableBuilder allows users to create their own tables of Census data including person, family and dwelling classifications (plus several additional popular custom recodes) for all ABS geographic areas. All person, family and dwelling data are available by place of enumeration (location on Census night), with person data also available by place of usual residence and place of work. TableBuilder completes the suite of products from the 2006 Census. It is a charged subscription service aimed at clients with a high level of experience in Census data and concepts.


LABOUR FORCE EXPERIENCE, AUSTRALIA, FEBRUARY 2009

Labour Force Experience, Australia, February 2009 (cat. no. 6206.0) was released 25 August 2009. This publication provides information on the labour force experience of persons aged 15 years and over during the year prior to the survey. Labour force experience can be described in terms of labour force activities undertaken by persons in a 12-month period, namely working and looking for work. Details include the number of weeks spent working, looking for work, or out of the labour force during the year. Estimates can be cross-classified by labour force demographics such as state, sex, age and marital status and birthplace.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • In February 2009, there were 3.4 million people aged 15 years and over.
  • There were just over 2.5 million people aged 15 years and over who participated in the labour force at some time during the year ending February 2009. That is, 74% of Queenslanders aged 15 years and over either worked or looked for work at some time during this period


LABOUR STATISTICS NEWS, AUGUST 2009

Labour Statistics News, August 2009 (cat. no. 6106.0) was released 27 August 2009. This newsletter is published twice yearly by the Labour Market Statistics National Statistical Centre (NSC). It provides information about the latest in labour market statistics including: outlining recent developments and survey reviews; informing and seeking feedback on current projects; providing analysis and articles on labour-related issues; providing information on how to find, use and interpret ABS labour market statistics; providing useful contacts within the labour market area of the ABS; highlighting significant releases of ABS labour market data or analysis; and advertising upcoming statistical training in labour market statistics. Labour Statistics News aims to reach a wide range of users to inform and engage with the community on labour market issues and statistical developments.


INFORMATION PAPER: EXPANSION OF HOURS WORKED ESTIMATES FROM THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY, 2009

Information Paper: Expansion of Hours Worked Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009 (cat. no. 6290.0.55.001) was released 8 September 2009. This release provides details on the recently released aggregate monthly hours worked estimates from the Labour Force Survey.

The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increased focus on Australia's labour market, and in particular on changes in unemployment, employment and the relationship to hours worked. While much of the recent interest has been on movements in the unemployment rate, there is considerable value in analysing other indicators, such as underemployment and hours worked, to better understand the impacts on the labour market.

This new measure of hours worked complements the existing information on employment and unemployment, assisting analysts in understanding how the labour market is responding to economic challenges, for example, whether employers are reducing employee hours rather than retrenching employees in an attempt to reduce costs.


INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATE, AUGUST 2009

Innovation and Technology Update, Aug 2009 (cat. no. 8101.0) was released 13 August 2009. This half yearly electronic newsletter published by the Innovation and Technology National Statistical Centre aims to inform internal and external stakeholders of recent and upcoming developments on Information and Communication Technology, Innovation and Research and Development statistics.


USE OF THE INTERNET ON FARMS, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Use of the Internet on Farms, Australia, 2007-08(cat. no. 8150.0) was released 17 August 2009. This publication provides statistics on the use of the Internet on farms for business operations in Australia on a regional basis. The data were obtained from a question included in the 2007-08 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • Of the 29,192 Queensland farms, 48% were using a broadband connection for business operations, 18% were using dial-up and 33% were not using the Internet for business operations.
  • West Moreton Statistical Division (55%) had the lowest proportion of farms using the Internet for business operations and the Central West Statistical Division (85%) had the highest proportion.


BUSINESS USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 2007-08

Business Use of Information Technology, 2007-08 (cat. no. 8129.0) was released 20 August 2009. This electronic release presents detailed indicators on the incidence of business use of information technology and associated activities, such as Internet commerce in Australia. There are two components to this release: web based information and data cubes. The data cubes contain the detailed data that underpins the tables and commentary included in the web based information. Many of the data cubes present data cross-classified for industry by employment size.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • During the year ended 30 June 2008, 90% of Queensland businesses had access to the Internet. The proportion of businesses with a web presence was 36%.
  • Of those businesses with Internet access, 94% reported broadband as the main type of Internet connection.
  • During the year ended 30 June 2008, 44% of Queensland businesses reported placing orders via the Internet or web for goods or services. The proportion of businesses reporting receiving orders via the Internet or web was 25%.


RECORDED CRIME - OFFENDERS, SELECTED STATES AND TERRITORIES, 2007-08

Recorded Crime - Offenders, Selected states and territories, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4519.0) was released 27 August 2009. Offender statistics provide data relating to the number and characteristics of alleged offenders who have been proceeded against by police during the 12 month reference period. This publication provides a profile of alleged offenders, including their age, sex, Indigenous status, principal offence, how often they have been proceeded against by police within the reference period, as well as a count of proceedings that may result in court actions. Data are available for selected states and territories.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • For the 2007-08 reference period, police in Queensland proceeded against 79,090 offenders. This equated to a rate of 2,150 offenders per 100,000 persons aged 10 years and over in Queensland. There were more than three times as many male offenders (78%) as female offenders (22%).
  • During 2007-08, the majority (71%) of all offenders were proceeded against by police on one occasion. A further 16% were proceeded against by police on two separate occasions. Offenders proceeded against by police on five or more separate occasions during 2007-08 comprised 4% (2,854 offenders) of all offenders.
  • The predominant principal offence that offenders were proceeded against in 2007-08 was public order offences (25% of all offenders). The next most prevalent principal offences were theft and illicit drug offences (14% for both offence types).
  • Of Queensland young offenders aged 10 to 19 years, the highest offender rate for males occurred at age 18 years, while for females it was at age 15 years. The predominant principal offences for youth offenders were theft (23%) followed by public order offences (22%).


INFORMATION PAPER: EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES OF MOTOR VEHICLE USE, 12 MONTHS ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2008

Information Paper: Experimental Estimates of Motor Vehicle Use, 12 months ended 31 October 2008(cat. no. 9222.0) was released 14 August 2009. This publication contains experimental estimates for the 12 months ended 31 October 2008 of total distance travelled, laden business distance, tonne-kilometres and fuel consumption on the use of passenger vehicles, motor cycles, trucks and buses registered in Australia. The conceptual and methodological issues underpinning the experimental estimates are also outlined in the publication.

The data sources used for the study were the Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia (cat. no. 9208.0) for the reference years 12 months ended 31 October 2005, 2006 and 2007 and the Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 March 2008 (cat. no. 9309.0).

Data in this publication are based on experimental estimates and therefore should be used with caution.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • There were an estimated 48,110 million kilometres travelled in the 12 months ending 31 October 2008 by vehicles registered in Queensland. Passenger vehicles travelled 32,538 million kilometres or 68% of the total kilometres travelled during the period. The average distance travelled per vehicle was 15,200 kilometres. Articulated trucks travelled well above the overall average with an average of 100,800 kilometres. Motor cycles had the lowest average at 3,800 kilometres.
  • The estimate of total fuel consumption of vehicles registered in Queensland was 6,973 million litres in the 12 months ending 31 October 2008. Over half (54%) of this fuel was consumed by passenger vehicles. Articulated trucks had the highest average rate of fuel consumption at 54.8 litres per 100 kilometres while motor cycles had the lowest average at 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres.
  • The total laden business kilometres travelled by freight vehicles registered in Queensland during the 12 months ending 31 October 2008 were 8,351 million. Of the total, 64% were business kilometres travelled by light commercial vehicles.
  • Queensland registered vehicles travelled an estimated 48,053 million tonne-kilometres. Articulated trucks travelled 76% of the total tonne-kilometres travelled. The average tonne-kilometres travelled by articulated trucks was 2.2 million. The average tonne-kilometres travelled by rigid trucks was much less at 114,200 and light commercial vehicles travelled the least, at 6,700 tonne-kilometres.


CULTURAL FUNDING BY GOVERNMENT, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Cultural Funding by Government, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4183.0) was released 28 August 2009. This publication contains estimates of Australian public funding for arts and cultural activities, facilities and services across the three levels of government for 2007-08. Detailed expenditure by local governments for heritage and arts cultural activities, facilities and services is provided for the first time in this issue and is presented in a separate table in the data cube. For local governments, expenditure for the 2006-07 year has also been included.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • The Queensland State government allocated $512.8 million to funding heritage and arts in 2007-08. The Queensland state government expended the majority of their funds on Heritage with $399.4 million (78%) of their total cultural funding in this area. Arts activities received $113.4 million or 22% of the total cultural funding.
  • The Queensland State government cultural funding was $120.86 per person in 2007-08, the second lowest average of all the states and territories.
  • In 2007-08, Queensland Local government funding for cultural activities was $205.9 million, a 21% increase from the previous year. The majority of Queensland Local government cultural funding was allocated to libraries (59%).
  • The Queensland Local government cultural funding was $48.53 per person in 2007-08.


INFORMATION PAPER: ESTIMATION OF WORKERS' REMITTANCES BASED ON BALANCE OF PAYMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION MANUAL, SIXTH EDITION, SEPTEMBER 2009

Information Paper : Estimation of Workers' Remittances based on Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition, September 2009(cat. no. 5302.0.55.003) was released 14 August 2009. This information paper describes the treatment of workers' remittances i.e. cash or in-kind transferred by resident households in one economy to households of other economies. A new methodology has been developed to estimate workers' remittances outflows (debits) i.e. transfers out of Australia. The new data series will commence from September quarter 1989 and will be included under Personal transfers in the Secondary Income Account of the Balance of Payments. The new series will be first released with the September quarter 2009 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0). The paper also explains that workers' remittances inflows (credits) i.e. transfers into Australia will not be available due to a lack of suitable data sources on which to base an estimate.


HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Household Income and Income Distribution, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 6523.0) was released 20 August 2009. This publication provides estimates of income received by households, classified by various characteristics of the households and their residents (eg income quintile, principal source of household income, family composition, tenure type, age, employment status). Improvements have been made to the measurements of income presented in the publication, in line with international statistical standards, to incorporate: non-cash benefits provided to employees, termination payments and lump sum workers compensation payments; and to improve the coverage of bonuses and irregular overtime payments and inter-household transfers. The publication also includes, for the first time, summary child care usage and cost information.

Some selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2007-08, average mean equivalised disposable household income for all Queensland persons living in private dwellings (i.e. the income that a single person household would require to maintain the same standard of living as the average person living in all private dwellings in Queensland) was $810 per week.
  • The equivalised disposable income in Brisbane ($913) was 26% higher than the equivalised disposable income in the balance of state ($726).
  • Wages and salaries were the principal source of income for nearly two-thirds (63%) of Queensland households. Government pensions and allowances were the principal source of income for 23% of Queensland households.

In addition, Information Paper: Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 6553.0) was released 20 August 2009. This paper provides information about the concepts and methods used in collecting and processing the data from the Survey of Income and Housing. It enables users to make informed choices on the suitability of the estimates for particular uses. It also provides a list of all data items available from the survey and a copy of the survey questionnaire.


INFORMATION PAPER: PRODUCT CHANGES TO STATE ACCOUNTS FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to State Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009(cat. no. 5220.0.55.004) was released 18 August 2009.

The ABS presents statistics on Australia's System of National Accounts which are compiled in accordance with international standards. These international standards were updated recently.

This paper focuses on the product Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0) and describes:
  • the main changes to the international standards;
  • the timing for implementing the changes in Australian statistics;
  • the impact on the presentation of statistics in the product; and
  • the structural impact on the time series spreadsheets in the product.

The first issue of Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0) that will incorporate these updated standards will be 2008-09, scheduled for release on Friday 11 December 2009.

This information paper includes previews of the publication (pdf) tables and time series spreadsheets that will be published in December.

Details of impacts of these updated standards will be covered in a further information paper, Implementation of new international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts (cat no. 5310.0.55.002) due for release on 30 September 2009.


INFORMATION PAPER: PRODUCT CHANGES TO NATIONAL INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND PRODUCT FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to National Income, Expenditure and Product following revisions to international standards, 2009(cat. no. 5206.0.55.002) was released 18 August 2009.

The ABS presents statistics on Australia's System of National Accounts which are compiled in accordance with international standards. These international standards were updated recently.

This paper focuses on the product Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0) and describes:
  • the main changes to the international standards;
  • the timing for implementing the changes in Australian statistics;
  • the impact on the presentation of statistics in the product; and
  • the structural impact on time series spreadsheets in the product.

The first issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0) that will incorporate these updated standards will be the September quarter 2009, scheduled for release on Wednesday 16 December 2009.

This information paper includes previews of the publication (pdf) tables and time series spreadsheets that will be published in December.

Details of impacts of these updated standards will be covered in a further information paper, Implementation of new international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts (cat no. 5310.0.55.002) due for release on 30 September 2009.


GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ESTIMATES, AUSTRALIA, 2009-10

Government Financial Estimates, Australia, 2009-10(cat. no. 5501.0.55.001) was released 18 August 2009. This release presents consolidated budget forecasts for the general government sector by jurisdiction. Government Financial Estimates (GFE) are compiled from initial budget forecasts. No adjustments are made to these estimates as a result of revised forecasts. Two main statements are presented; the Operating Statement and the Cash Flow Statement.

Some selected estimates for Queensland for 2009-10 include:
  • The Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Net Operating Balance is estimated to be -$1,953 million.
  • The GFS Net Lending(+)/Borrowing(-) is estimated to be -$8,307 million.
  • The Cash Flow Statement is estimated to be a deficit of $6,838 million.


SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Spotlight on National Accounts, 2009 (cat. no. 5202.0) was released 21 August 2009. Presents analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics covered within the National Accounts. It draws on data from a National Accounts publications and other ABS and non-ABS data sources. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the National Accounts data, concepts, methods, so that users will be able to use it more effectively. The content of the publication is aimed at a relatively non-technical level and is easy to read.

The 2009 issue explores conceptual differences and appropriate uses of State Final Demand (SFD) and Gross State Product (GSP).


INFORMATION PAPER: PRODUCT CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, 2009

Information paper: Product changes to Australian System of National Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009 (cat. no. 5204.0.55.005) was released 21 August 2009. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) presents statistics on Australia's System of National Accounts which are compiled in accordance with international standards. These international standards were updated recently.

This paper focuses on the product Australian System of National Accounts (cat. no. 5204.0) and describes:
  • the main changes to the international standards;
  • the timing for implementing the changes in Australian statistics;
  • the impact on the presentation of statistics in the product; and
  • the structural impact on time series spreadsheets in the product.

This first issue of Australian System of National Accounts (cat. no. 5204.0) that will incorporate these updated standards will be 2008-09, scheduled for release on Tuesday 8 December 2009.

This information paper includes previews of the publication (pdf) tables and time series spreadsheets that will be published in December.

Details of impacts of these updated standards will be covered in a further Information paper, Implementation of new international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts (cat no. 5310.0.55.002) due for release on 30 September 2009


MICRODATA: INCOME AND HOUSING, BASIC AND EXPANDED CURF ON CD-ROM/RADL, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Microdata: Income and Housing, Basic and Expanded CURF on CD-ROM/RADL, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 6541.0.30.001) was released 20 August 2009. This is a file containing unit record data from the Survey of Income and Housing. It is confidentialised and as such contains no names and addresses and the detail for some items of data has been reduced. The file is distributed on CD-ROM or can be accessed via the Remote Access Data Laboratory. Subject to the limitation of sample size and the data classifications used, it is possible to manipulate the data, produce tabulations and undertake statistical analyses to individual specifications.

Also released 20 August 2009 was Survey of Income and Housing - Confidentialised Unit Record File, Technical Manual, 2007-08 (cat. no. 6541.0). This release contains details of the confidentialised unit record file (CURF), including a list of all data items on the file, and background information about the survey.


MANAGING ABS CONFIDENTIALISED UNIT RECORD FILES (CURFS): A STEP BY STEP GUIDE, AUGUST 2009

Managing ABS Confidentialised Unit Record Files(CURFS): A Step by Step Guide, Aug 2009 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.004) was released 24 August 2009. This guide helps you gain ABS approval to access ABS CURF Microdata. It steps you through the processes of applying for both individual and organisational access. It is written for new organisations, CURF Individual Users, Contact Officers and Responsible Officers and explains the roles and responsibilities of each.

This guide presents its information in discrete chapters, each of which will be updated as the processes it covers change. This is to facilitate our continued improvement of all Microdata related operations.

This guide does not cover every aspect of the CURF process and should be read in conjunction with the other CURF Microdata web pages. For further information or assistance, please use our CURF Contacts.


CURF MICRODATA NEWS, AUGUST 2009

CURF Microdata News, Aug 2009 (cat. no. 1104.0) was released 28 August 2009. CURF Microdata News is a quarterly newsletter created by the Microdata Access Strategies Section at the ABS.

CURF Microdata News is aimed at informing new and current Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) Microdata users about issues and developments in the access to, and use of, CURF Microdata. The newsletter periodically covers topics such as available and forthcoming microdata releases, terms and conditions of access, responsible access to microdata and best practice tips, pricing, microdata research outputs, frequently asked questions, and information about applying for ABS CURF microdata.

Interested readers are also invited to visit the CURF Microdata pages on the ABS web site for relevant up-to-date information about each of these matters.


RESPONSIBLE ACCESS TO CURFS TRAINING MANUAL, SEPTEMBER 2009

Responsible Access to CURFs Training Manual, September 2009 (cat. no. 1406.0.55.003) was released 9 September 2009. This manual lists and explains the specific responsibilities of Individual CURF Users, Responsible Officers and Contact Officers. It also offers hints on the secure management of CURF Microdata and briefly describes the consequences for individuals and organisations of any failure to meet their responsibilities. It does so in order to assist compliance with the ABS Terms and Conditions of CURF Access.


ABS BUDGET OUTCOMES - CHANGES TO THE WORK PROGRAM 09/10 AND BEYOND

At the end of 2008, the Department of Finance and Deregulation, the Treasury and the ABS, undertook a review of the ABS's base funding in response to the reductions made in the ABS Work Program in 2008-09 to remain within our appropriation and the projected deficits the ABS was facing in the out-years. As a result of the review, the Government has announced in the Federal Budget that the ABS will receive an additional $15 million annually in Government appropriation. For further information please refer to this link ABS Budget outcomes.


ABS RELEASE INFORMATION

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website provides the expected release details for all statistical products due for publication in the coming six months.

The web page 'Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months' is revised on the ABS website at the beginning of each month. This six-month forecasting is intended to keep clients informed about products and when they will become available.

All ABS core statistical and other statistical publications that usually have a catalogue number will be detailed as well as prominent non-statistical publications such as the ABS Annual Report and Australian Statistics Advisory Council Annual Report.

For further information please access the following link Release Advice for ABS Publications for the Next Six Months.

Information on all ABS product releases can also be accessed from ABS Release Advice. This web page also provides links to Previous Releases, Releases Scheduled for the Next Six Months and Main Economic Indicator Releases.


QUEENSLAND THEME PAGE

The Queensland theme page provides access to Queensland statistical information including statistical releases and links to non-ABS sources. A wide range of economic and social statistics is covered.

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