1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Dec 2007  
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New Service Industry Surveys


The ABS is planning to conduct surveys on Nursing homes, Aged care, Child care, Residential care, and Non-residential care in the 2008-09 financial year. The Goods and Services National Statistics Centre (G & S-NSC) will commence consultation with relevant stakeholders in late 2007 and continue until about mid 2008.

The aim of stakeholder consultation is to develop a common understanding between the ABS and key clients, about the purpose of each survey and the survey requirements, including the content, accuracy, scope significant issues that could impact on the survey development, implementation or output.

The G & S-NSC will soon commence contacting organisations that made relevant submissions to the 2005 Service Industry Survey Forward Work Program review, to identify stakeholders for consultations in the broad development phase.

If you did not make a submission to the review but would still like to be included in the development of any of these surveys, or for further information, contact Melanie Taylor, Director, G & S-NSC on (02) 6252 7495 or email service.industries.program@abs.gov.au.