ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2008-09. These data are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).
Estimates for the 2007-08 reference year have been revised since the previous issue of this publication. The revisions are incorporated in this publication and in the extended data spreadsheets available free online.
The effect of these revisions on the 2007-08 national estimates of indicative key variables at the Total selected industries level has been a decrease of 0.4% (or $8.1b) in sales and service income, a decrease of 0.3% in total expenses (or $7.0b) and an increase of 2.4% ($18.3b) in industry value added (IVA). The majority of the revision to IVA has been due to a change in the derivation. Payroll tax and Land tax have been removed from the intermediate input expense component of IVA. This change has been backcast to 2006-07.The extent of revisions may be greater for individual industries and/or for other variables.
The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future surveys of Australian industry. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Annual Integrated Collections Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 796, Sydney, NSW 2001.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.