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Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2007-08

Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia, 2007-08

Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2007-08

Technical Manual: National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing Confidentialised Unit Record Files, 2007

National Health Survey: Summary of Results; State Tables, 2007-08

Experimental Estimates of the Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2000-01 to 2006-07

Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes, 2005-06

Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, August 2008

Locations of Work, November 2008

Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08

Measures of Australia's Progress, 2009

ABS Data Quality Framework, May 2009

Early Childhood Learning and Care: Data Sources, Gaps and Opportunities, 2008

Family and Community Connections, May 2009

Information Paper: Implementation of the Market/Non-Market Boundary in ABS Statistics, 2009

Research Paper: Imputation and Estimation for a Thematic Form Census (Methodology Advisory Committee), November 2007

ABS Budget outcomes Changes to the work program 09/10 and beyond

ABS Release Information

Queensland Theme Page


TAXATION REVENUE, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 5506.0) was released 14 April 2009. This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 1998-99 to 2007-08. The taxation revenue statistics presented are for the general government sector and include taxes received from public corporations (i.e. government owned/controlled corporations). The amount of taxes received from these corporations is shown in the relevant tables.

The taxation revenue statistics presented are based on Government Finance Statistics (GFS) concepts and are compiled on an accrual basis, for the general government sector.

Selected results for Queensland include:

  • Queensland state government taxation revenue increased 13% from $8,484 million in 2006-07 to $9,546 million in 2007-08. Taxes on property (44%) were the largest source of taxation revenue for the state government followed by employers' payroll taxes at 26%.
  • Queensland local government taxation revenue increased 9.4% from $2,003 million in 2006-07 to $2,192 million in 2007-08. Taxes on property are the sole source of taxation revenue for local governments.
  • The Queensland taxation per capita for state and local governments combined in 2007-08 was $2,763, an increase of 9.3% from $2,529 in 2006-07. The national average taxation per capita for state and local governments combined was $2,973 in 2007-08.

GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS, EDUCATION, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 5518.0.55.001) was released 14 April 2009. This release presents education expenditure statistics by the general government sector for the period 2002-03 to 2007-08. Data in this release is based on Government Finance Statistics (GFS) concepts and compiled on an accrual basis. The tables presented show government operating expenses on education by level of government.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • Expenditure on education by Queensland state and local governments increased by $333 million (4.6%) from $7,215 million in 2006-07 to $7,548 million in 2007-08.
  • Of the $7,548 million expenditure on education, 77% was spent on primary and secondary education and a further 10% on tertiary education (universities and TAFE).
  • Employee expenses accounted for over one-half (58%) of total education expenses for Queensland state and local governments.

GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no.5512.0) was released 14 April 2009. This publication presents Government Finance Statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis for each jurisdiction for the general government sector, the non-financial public sector and the total public sector. Three key statements are presented: the operating statement; the cash flow statement; and the balance sheet.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2007-08, the Queensland state general government GFS total revenue was $31,431 million. Current grants and subsidies accounted for 46% of total GFS revenue for the state government and taxation revenue contributed 30%.
  • Queensland general government GFS expenses totalled $32,980 million in 2007-08. Health (26%) and Education (23%) accounted for nearly one-half of state government general expenses.
  • In 2007-08, the Queensland local government general government GFS total revenue was $8,048 million. Sales of goods and services accounted for 36% of total GFS revenue for local government and taxation revenue contributed 27%.
  • Local general government GFS expenses totalled $6,619 million in 2007-08. Housing and community amenities accounted for 30% of local government general expenses, followed by general public services (28%) and transport and communications (21%).

TECHNICAL MANUAL: NATIONAL SURVEY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING, CONFIDENTIALISED UNIT RECORD FILES, 2007

Technical Manual: National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing Confidentialised Unit Record Files, 2007 (cat. no. 4329.0) was released 15 April 2009. This technical manual provides information about the release of microdata from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (SMHWB), including background to the survey, using the CURF microdata, reliability of estimates, contents of the 2007 CURFs and the conditions of release. Microdata from the survey are released with the approval of the Australian Statistician and are available in the form of two Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs):
  • a Basic CURF, available on CD-ROM or through the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL); and
  • an Expanded CURF, only accessible through the RADL.

NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY: SUMMARY OF RESULTS; STATE TABLES, 2007-08

National Health Survey: Summary of Results; State Tables, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4362.0) was released 11 May 2009. This publication presents summary results from the 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS) at the state and territory level. The survey was designed to obtain national benchmarks on a wide range of health issues, and to enable changes in health to be monitored over time. Information was collected about: the health status of the population; health-related aspects of lifestyle and other health risk factors; and the use of health services and other actions people had recently taken for their health.

Selected results for Queensland include:

Of the 3,263,900 Queenslanders aged 15 years and over in 2007-08
  • 51% rated their self assessed health status as excellent/very good, 32% as good and 16% as fair/poor.
  • 22% were current smokers and 30% were ex-smokers.
  • 48% consumed alcohol at low risk levels during the reference week, 8.5% at medium risk levels and 5.8% at high risk levels. The remainder either did not consume alcohol during the reference week or had never consumed alcohol.
  • 38% rated their level of exercise as sedentary, 37% as low, 20% as moderate and 5.5% as high.
  • One half (50%) reported either not eating fruit (6.6%) or having only one serve of fruit (43%) per day as their usual daily intake and 20% reported three or more serves of fruit per day.
  • 28% reported either not eating vegetables or having only one serve of vegetables per day as their usual daily intake and 41% reported three or more serves of vegetables per day.
  • 46% were covered by private health insurance.

Of the 4,101,300 total Queensland population in 2007-08
  • 15% had Arthritis as a current long term medical condition. Asthma (12%), Hayfever and allergic rhinittis (12%), Mental and behavioural disorders (12%) and Deafness (11%) were other commonly reported long term medical conditions. 20% of Queenslanders reported having no long term medical condition.
EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES OF THE GROSS VALUE OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, 2000-01 TO 2006-07

Experimental Estimates of the Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2000-01 to 2006-07 (cat. no. 4610.0.55.008) was released 15 May 2009.

Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (GVIAP) refers to the gross value of agricultural commodities that are produced with the assistance of irrigation.

Recently, the ABS developed an improved methodology for calculating GVIAP. The information paper Methods of estimating the Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (cat. no. 4610.0.55.006), which was released in October 2008, described this improved methodology.

Using this methodology, a new set of experimental estimates has been created for the reference period 2000-01 to 2006-07 at a national, state and Murray-Darling Basin level.

Selected results for Queensland in 2006-07 include:
  • The gross value of irrigated agricultural production (GVIAP) in Queensland was $3,519.8 million or 29% of Australia's GVIAP.
  • In Queensland GVIAP accounted for 37% of the total gross value of agricultural production.
  • In 2006-07, fruit and nuts contributed the highest value to GVIAP of $1,129.7 million, followed by vegetables ($812.7 million) and sugar cane ($570.9 million).
  • There was 1,840,252 megalitres of water applied for irrigation.
  • In 2006-07, the ratio of GVIAP to volume of water applied was $1,913 per megalitre.

REGIONAL WAGE AND SALARY EARNER STATISTICS, AUSTRALIA - DATA CUBES, 2005-06

Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes, 2005-06 (cat. no. 5673.0.55.003) was released 16 April 2009. These data cubes contain various cross-tabulations of the characteristics of wage and salary earners such as age, sex, occupation, wage and salary income and total income for the year 2005-06. They are an addition to the data cubes previously published under the catalogue number 5673.0.55.001. Most of the data in these tables are presented for each Statistical Local Area (SLA) in Australia. These data have been compiled from the Australian Taxation Office's Individual Income Tax Return Database and are part of the ABS program to increase the range of regional statistics available, particularly through the use of administrative information from other government agencies.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In 2005-06 the average annual wage and salary income for Queensland was $39,629 compared to the national average of $42,250.
  • Broadsound (S) had the highest average annual wage and salary income in Queensland at $61,932. Broadsound is remote from an urban centre and according to 2006 Census data, it had high proportions of Wage and salary earners who were Employees not owning their own business and also working in the Mining industry (50% of employees).
  • Within the Brisbane Statistical Division, Hamilton had the highest average annual wage and salary income at $58,987. Nearly one-quarter (24%) of wage and salary earners in Hamilton are professionals.

EMPLOYEE EARNINGS, BENEFITS AND TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 2008

Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, Aug 2008 (cat. no. 6310.0) was released 17 April 2009. This publication contains information from three survey topics: weekly earnings of employees, core employment benefits and trade union members. Weekly earnings data shows the distribution of weekly earnings of all wage and salary earners classified by full-time/part-time employees, employees with or without leave entitlements, sector, hours worked and hours paid. Core employment benefits data includes information relating to sick leave, annual leave, long-service leave, maternity/paternity leave and superannuation coverage. Information about the level of trade union membership is also provided. For each of these topics estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status, birthplace, and by labour force characteristics such as industry of main job and occupation of main job.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In August 2008 there were 1,870,200 employees in Queensland of which 72% were full-time employees.
  • Average weekly earnings was $924 in August 2008. Full-time employees on average earnt $1,117 and part-time workers $420.
  • Nearly one in five (17%) of employees were a member of a trade union.

LOCATIONS OF WORK, NOVEMBER 2008

Locations of Work, Nov 2008 (cat. no. 6275.0) was released 8 May 2009. This publication presents information about the types of places where people work with particular focus on people who worked at home. It provides information about employed people, aged 15 years and over, who were at work in either their main or second job in the reference week. Further details were collected about their locations of work and the number of locations at which they worked and the working arrangements of people who worked at home. It also presents information about the use of information technology, leave entitlements and the main reason for working at home. This information can be cross-classified by a range of demographic statistics such as age, sex, marital status and country of birth.

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • In November 2008 there were 2.1 million people at work in the reference week.
  • There were 104,700 multiple job holders (5.0% of total employed).
  • The majority of employed persons at work in the reference week, mainly worked at a workplace in their main job (80%). A further 7.6% worked in their own home, while 6.5% were travelling for work.
  • Of the employed people at work in November 2008, 489,900 (23%) worked some hours at home in either their main or second job.

Image: Information Paper: Review of Interstate Migration Method REGIONAL POPULATION GROWTH, AUSTRALIA, 2007-08

Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 3218.0) was released 23 April 2009. This publication contains latest available estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June in each year from 2001. The areas for which estimates are provided are Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Statistical Divisions (SDs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs), Statistical Districts and states and territories of Australia, according to the current edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

Selected results for Queensland include:
  • At 30 June 2008, the estimated resident population of Queensland was 4.29 million, an increase of 97,900 people since June 2007.
  • For the five years from June 2003 to June 2008, Queensland's average annual growth rate was 2.4% per year, making it the fastest-growing state or territory for that period.
  • At June 2008, south-east Queensland, which comprises the Statistical Divisions of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and West Moreton, accounted for two-thirds (66%) of Queensland's population.
  • Many coastal Local Government Areas outside south-east Queensland experienced large population increases in the year to June 2008. Of these, Cairns (R) had the largest growth with an increase of 6,000 people, followed by Townsville (C) (5,100) and Fraser Coast (R) (3,100). Mackay (R) and Bundaberg (R) also recorded population increases of greater than 2,000 people.
  • The trend of population decline in western areas of Queensland continued in 2007-08, with the SDs of Central West and South West decreasing by 140 and 60 people respectively. Both of these SDs were drought-affected during the period.

MEASURES OF AUSTRALIA'S PROGRESS, 2009

Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators, 2009 (cat. no. 1383.0.55.001) was released 30 April 2009. This publication presents a national summary of the most important areas of progress and includes, in a single report, key statistics relating to individuals, the economy and economic resources, the environment, and living together. The purpose of Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) is to inform and stimulate public debate and encourage all Australians to assess the bigger picture when thinking about whether or not life in Australia is getting better.

A number of indicators are available at state and territory level including - health (life expectancy), education, work (unemployment and labour force underutilisation rates), income, economic hardship, wealth, the environment and crime.

ABS DATA QUALITY FRAMEWORK, MAY 2009

ABS Data Quality Framework, May 2009 (cat. no. 1520.0) was released 4 May 2009. This Information Paper describes the ABS Data Quality Framework (ABS DQF) which is comprised of seven dimensions of quality, reflecting a broad and inclusive approach to quality definition and assessment. The seven dimensions of quality are Institutional Environment, Relevance, Timeliness, Accuracy, Coherence, Interpretability and Accessibility. For each dimension, we state what constitutes the dimension, how it may be evaluated, and we suggest questions to be considered for the purpose of assessing the dimension.

The ABS DQF has been designed to be used in evaluating the quality of statistical collections and products (e.g., survey data, statistical tables), including administrative data. Depending on the nature of the collection or product being assessed, some dimensions will be more appropriate or important than others.

Also included is a discussion to assist data users and producers to apply the framework.

Image: Schools, Australia EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING AND CARE: DATA SOURCES, GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES, 2008

Early childhood learning and care: data sources, gaps and opportunities, 2008 (cat. no. 4105.0.55.001) was released 8 April 2009. This information paper reports on a data mapping pilot project undertaken by the ABS (in collaboration with several other agencies) with the aim of improving the evidence base on early childhood. The project investigates the existing range of data sources relevant to identified high priority policy questions in the area of early childhood care and education. It ascertains how these data sources relate to the key information requirements, where gaps exist and what access arrangements are in place. Recommendations are made for improving the evidence base for policy development and evaluation through better access to existing information or the creation of new information from existing data sources.

Image: Australian Social Trends FAMILY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS, MAY 2009

Family and Community Connections, May 2009 (cat. no. 4918.0) was released 8 May 2009. Family and Community Connections is designed to highlight developments in family and community related statistics and provide links to recent data releases relevant to the field. This first edition celebrates National Families Week and National Volunteer Week by highlighting selected statistics to illustrate the themes of each of these weeks. We also draw your attention to the new quarterly release timetable for Australian Social Trends, the recent release of 'A Picture of the Nation', and CDATA online.

INFORMATION PAPER: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARKET/NON-MARKET BOUNDARY IN ABS STATISTICS, 2009

Information Paper: Implementation of the Market/Non-Market Boundary in ABS Statistics, 2009 (cat. no. 1218.0.55.002) was released 14 May 2009. This information paper presents two options for implementing the market/non-market boundary in ABS statistics.

The paper builds upon the Discussion Paper: Proposed Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA), (cat.no.1218.0.55.001) which was released in March 2009 and outlined the proposed revisions to the existing SESCA classifications.

The ABS is seeking user comment on this Information Paper, which will be used to make an on-balance decision on the implementation of the market/non-market boundary. This will be published in the final version of the SESCA which is due for release in June 2009.

Image: Discussion Paper: Proposed Standard Fconomic Sector Classifications of Australia RESEARCH PAPER: IMPUTATION AND ESTIMATION FOR A THEMATIC FORM CENSUS (METHODOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE), NOVEMBER 2007

Research Paper: Imputation and Estimation for a Thematic Form Census (Methodology Advisory Committee), November 2007 (cat. no. 1352.0.55.092) was released 22 April 2009. The population Census provides a unique opportunity to obtain detailed information from the whole population of Australia in a way that supports tabulation for small geographic areas and fine classificatory items. This paper discusses a thematic form approach to the Census that aims to extend the number of items collected in the Census without increasing the respondent burden. The approach involves identifying a subset of the current Census items as core items (to be included on all forms), with the remaining questions plus a number of additional questions being arranged into ‘themes’; in the simplest version each form contains a single theme.

This paper discusses design and estimation for a thematic form Census. It discusses the quality of estimates that could be produced at various levels under a weighting strategy, and the properties of these estimates. It then develops an imputation approach to producing estimates, in which values for items not collected on a particular form are imputed on the basis of information from similar dwellings providing the theme data. An investigation of the quality and properties of estimates under both a weighting and an imputation approach is presented.

The balanced imputation approach proposed in this paper appears to provide good outcomes in the thematic form context, with potential for application in a variety of other contexts.

Image: Survey 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.

Image: ABS releases 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 'Releases Scheduled 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.

Access 'Releases Scheduled for the Next Six Months' from the ABS Home page via 'Future Releases' or use this link.

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.

Image: Queensland QUEENSLAND THEME PAGE

This 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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