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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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Contents >> Chapter 14: Final consumption expenditure >> 05 Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house

05 Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house

05.1 Furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings

Description

14.58 Included in this item are personal outlays on new movable household articles such as beds, sofas, tables, chairs and sideboards; lighting equipment; pictures, sculptures, tapestries and other works of art; carpets, rugs and other floor coverings.

Sources and methods

14.59 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales that are out of scope of the census. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments.

Volume estimates

14.60 Current price estimates of purchases of furnishings and floor coverings in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

05.2 Household textiles

Description

14.61 Included in this item are personal outlays on drapery including manchester, bedding, soft furnishings, and the cost of making and installing curtains.

Sources and methods

14.62 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales which are out of scope of the census. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments.

Volume estimates

14.63 Current price estimates of purchases of household textiles in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

05.3 Household appliances

Description

14.64 Included in this item are personal outlays on new major household appliances, whether electric or not, such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, heaters, air conditioners (excluding large units installed as an integral part of the dwelling) and vacuum cleaners. Also included is expenditure on small electric household appliances such as coffee-makers, food processors, irons, kettles, fans and electric blankets.

Sources and methods

14.65 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales which are out of scope of the census. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing, wholesale, and electricity and gas establishments.

Volume estimates

14.66 Current price estimates of purchases of household appliances in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

05.4 Glassware, tableware and household utensils

Description

14.67 Included in this item are personal outlays on new glassware, ceramic ware and chinaware for the table, kitchens, bathrooms, toilet and for indoor decoration; cutlery; non-electric kitchen utensils such as saucepans, frying pans, household scales and other such mechanical devices; and non-electric household articles such as food containers, waste bins, baskets and ironing boards. However, major items of ceramic ware installed in a new bathroom forming part of an extension to an existing dwelling would be treated as alterations and additions to dwellings and included in gross fixed capital formation.

Sources and methods

14.68 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales that are out of scope of the census. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments.

Volume estimates

14.69 Current price estimates of purchases of glassware, tableware and household utensils in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

05.5 Tools and equipment for house and garden

Description

14.70 Included in this item are personal outlays on new garden and workshop tools, both motorised and hand operated; ladders and steps; door and other fittings; and small electrical accessories such as power sockets and switches, electric bulbs and tubes, torches, electric batteries for general use, bells and alarms.

Sources and methods

14.71 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales that are out of scope of the census. Where appropriate, an estimate is deducted of business purchases and household purchases intended for building (capital formation) or repair and maintenance (intermediate consumption) of the dwelling. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments.

Volume estimates

14.72 Current price estimates of purchases of tools and equipment for house and garden in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

05.6 Non-durable household goods

Description

14.73 Included in this item are personal outlays on cleaning and maintenance products such as soaps, washing powders, detergents, disinfectants and insecticides; paper products such as filters, napkins, kitchen paper, aluminium foil and plastic bin liners; articles for cleaning such as brooms, scrubbing brushes, dusters and tea towels; and other non-durable household articles such as matches, candles, clothes pegs, nails, screws, nuts and bolts, glue, string and rubber gloves.

Sources and methods

14.74 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmark for this series. The census results are adjusted for sales that are out of scope of the census. Other elements included in the benchmark are sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments.

Volume estimates

14.75 Current price estimates of purchases of non-durable household goods in Australia are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

Total: 05 Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house

Volume estimates

14.76 Current price estimates of purchases by Australian residents overseas of furnishings, household equipment etc. are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.

14.77 Current price estimates of purchases by non-residents in Australia of furnishings, household equipment etc. are revalued using the relevant components of the CPI.

14.78 In deriving the chain volume estimates of purchases of furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house, the elemental volume estimate of purchases by non-residents in Australia is subtracted from the aggregation of the other elemental volume components above.


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