ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates, from the annual Economic Activity Survey, of the economic and financial performance of the Australian manufacturing industry for 2005-06 together with data on a comparable basis from 2001-02 and intervening years.
CHANGES IN NEXT ISSUE
The data in this publication will be the last released on the basis of the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Commencing with 2006-07 data, results will be presented on the basis of a new (2006) edition of ANZSIC.
The 2006-07 issue of this publication will also contain data for 2004-05 and 2005-06 on the basis of the 2006 ANZSIC, as an aid to analysis.
For further details see paragraph 3 of the Explanatory Notes.
Estimates for earlier years 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 on-line.
The effect of these revisions on the 2004-05 national estimates of key financial variables for the manufacturing industry has been a decrease of 0.3% (or $948m) in sales and service income, an increase of 0.01% ($6m) in wages and salaries paid, and a decrease of 0.3% ($333m) in industry value added. The extent of revisions may be greater for individual industries and/or other variables.
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.
Other information is also available via the Manufacturing Statistics theme page. To access the theme page, go to the ABS website home page <www.abs.gov.au>. Access the Themes page by either opening the Themes hotlink from the top menu bar or opening the Industry hotlink shown under Themes, in the left-side navigator. Then open the Manufacturing hotlink shown under Industry.
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.