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8417.0 - Mining Indicators, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.

RELEVANCE

Mining Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 8417.0) brings together several indicators (quarterly and annual) providing timeseries information on the performance of the Australian mining industry.

TIMELINESS

Mining Indicators, Australia is released quarterly (February, May, August, November). As the data is compiled from existing collections, not all data in the tables may be updated each quarter. The quarterly indicators data in Table 1 is updated for each release. The annual indicators in Tables 2 and 3 are updated when new or revised data is available.

ACCURACY

When interpreting the results of a survey it is important to take into account factors that may affect the reliability of the estimates. There are two types of error associated with sample surveys, sampling and non-sampling errors. Estimates in this publication are subject to both non-sampling and sampling errors.

Non-sampling errors may arise as a result of errors in the reporting, recording or processing of the data and can occur even if there is a complete enumeration of the population. These errors can be introduced through inadequacies in the questionnaire, treatment of non-response, inaccurate reporting by respondents, errors in the application of survey procedures, incorrect recording of answers and errors in data capture and processing.

The difference between estimates obtained from a sample of businesses, and the estimates that would have been produced if the information had been obtained from all businesses, is called sampling error.

COHERENCE

Mining Indicators, Australia has been released in the same format commencing with the June quarter 2005 release (21 November 2005).

INTERPRETABILITY

Publications from which the data is sourced follow. The relevant table number from Mining Indicators, Australia is included in brackets after each entry.

ABS Publications
5676.0 Business Indicators, Australia (table 1)
5625.0 Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (table 1)
6291.0.55.003 Labour Force, Australia (table 1)
8412.0 Mineral and Petroleum Exploration (table 1)
5204.0 Australian System of National Accounts (table 2)
5368.0 International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (table 2)
1350.0 Australian Economic Indicators (table 2)
6427.0 Producer Price Indexes, Australia (table 2)
8155.0 Australian Industry (table 2).
(Note: 8415.0 Mining Operations, Australia is discontinued and was last published on 22 July 2008 in respect of the 2006-07 reference year).
8104.0 Research and Experimental Development, Australia (table 2)

Non-ABS Publications
Minerals Council of Australia, Minerals Industry Survey Report (table 2)
Minerals Council of Australia, Safety Performance Report of the Australian Minerals Industry (table 2)
Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association Limited, Financial Survey (table 2)

ACCESSIBILITY

A range of standard products relating to the mining industry are available, see the Mining Theme page for details on current and up coming releases with relevance to the mining industry. For more information please contact the National Information and Referral Service.


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