Australian Bureau of Statistics
5216.0 - Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2000
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/11/2000
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08.1 Postal services
14.138 The scope of this item is household purchases of domestic and international postal and courier services, and the hire of mail boxes and mail bags.
Sources and methods
14.139 Households' expenditure on postal services is estimated from quarterly data provided by Australia Post on sales of postage labels, and the hire of mail boxes and mail bags. An allowance is made for hiring of boxes and bags by business. The annual estimates are the sum of four quarters.
4.140 Current price estimates of expenditures on postal services in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.
08.2 Telecommunication services
14.141 The scope of this item is household expenditure on rental of telephones, connection and rearrangement of domestic telephone services, and domestic and international telephone, facsimile and internet services. Purchase of telecommunications equipment is included under Audio visual, photographic, data processing equipment and accessories (09.1).
Sources and methods
14.142 Expenditure on telephone (and facsimile) services is estimated from quarterly data provided by major service providers. The annual estimates are the sum of four quarters.
14.144 Current price estimates of expenditures on telecommunication services in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.
Total: 08 Communications
14.145 Current price estimates of expenditures on communication services by Australian residents overseas are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.
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