1375.0 - Discussion Paper: Measuring a Knowledge-based Economy and Society - An Australian Framework, 2002  
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Contents >> Chapter 5: Possible Indicators >> The Context dimension

Possible indicators for this dimension are:

CHARACTERISTIC: Macro Economic Factors

INDICATORS:

  • GDP
    Source:
    ABS Australian National Accounts
  • Exchange rates
    Source:
    ABS Balance of Payments, Australia
  • Interest rates
    Source:
    The Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Inflation
    Source:
    ABS Consumer Price Index


CHARACTERISTIC: Social and Cultural Factors

INDICATORS:

CHARACTERISTIC: Product, Financial and Labour Markets

INDICATORS:
  • GDP Market Sector
    Source:
    ABS Australian National Accounts
  • ASX All ordinaries index
    Source:
    Australian Stock Exchange
  • Labour market participation by age and sex
    Source:
    ABS Labour Force
  • Industrial action, working days lost
    Source:
    ABS Industrial Disputes

CHARACTERISTIC: Openness

INDICATORS:
  • Foreign direct investment flows as a proportion of GDP
  • Trade openness: imports plus exports as a proportion of GDP
    Source:
    ABS Balance of Payments, Australia

CHARACTERISTIC: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

CHARACTERISTIC: Political Institutions and Transparency
    No indicators are proposed at this stage.

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