ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2006-07. These data are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office.
CHANGES TO THIS PUBLICATION
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition. Data in previous issues are based on the 1993 version of the ANZSIC. ANZSIC 2006 was adopted to provide a more contemporary industrial classification system, taking into account issues such as changes in the structure and composition of the economy, changing user demands, and compatibility with major international classification standards.
Significant changes have also been made to the collection scope, sample design and estimation methodology used to produce estimates for 2006-07, most notably in the way business tax data are used. For these reasons, a new statistical series has commenced with the 2006-07 collection.
During the period of transition to the new collection design, the ABS has been selective with the range of data produced and cleared for release. As a consequence, business counts, employment data and ANZSIC class level estimates are not included in this edition. ANZSIC subdivision level data are also not included in the detailed data spreadsheets, although some data is available for selected subdivisions on request. It is anticipated that the reductions in data outputs are only temporary, and that the full set of data will be available for 2007-08 as the new design and methods are firmly established. For further details see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 3-5.
Key data from 2004-05 and 2005-06, compiled using the new methodology and on a 2006 ANZSIC basis, are included as an aid to analysis. For further details see Explanatory Notes paragraph 25 and Technical Note 1 paragraph 22.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line. Further information on the ABS and its products and services is available on the ABS website.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.