ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The ABS is undertaking an investigation into the use of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) business income tax data to improve the range of regional economic statistics. The main aim of this work is to satisfy the demand from regional organisations and from all levels of government for regional business indicators.
This investigation has now progressed to a stage where the ABS has produced experimental estimates of regional business economic activity using the ATO business income tax data.
This publication presents revised experimental estimates for statistical divisions for 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 and data for 2000-01.