5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, March Quarter 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2011
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MARCH QUARTER 2011 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES
The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the March quarter 2011 which will be included in the Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted in current prices and chain volume terms.
In the March quarter 2011:
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2008-09.
MARCH QUARTER 2011 GFS RELEASE
This release presents quarterly government finance statistics on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format and are for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.
Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous financial year are presented. Users requiring data for earlier periods should consult Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5512.0). The latest issue (2009-10) was released on 12 April 2010. Final annual GFS results for 2010-11 are scheduled for release by the ABS in April 2012.
RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE
Flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland and was more extensive in Queensland and other states in January 2011. In the March quarter 2011 the Commonwealth Government grant payments to the states under the National Disaster Relief Recovery Arrangements were offset by a fall in the other grant payments to the states.
Privatisations of some activities occurred during the March quarter 2011 . Prior to privatisation these activities were included in the Public Non-Financial Corporations sector in Government Finance Statistics. From the privatisation date, these activities are in-scope of the relevant ABS surveys of the private sector.
The release of GFS quarterly data is usually coordinated to be the day before the respective issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The scheduled release dates for the next two issues are:
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