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Wednesday 27 July 2016
6401.0Consumer Price Index, Australia, June 2016
Movements in retail prices of goods and services commonly purchased by metropolitan households. The goods and services are divided into the following groups: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcohol and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing; furnishings, household equipment and services; health; transport; communication; recreation and culture; education; and insurance and financial services. Indexes for each of these groups and for 'All Groups CPI' are published for each of the state capitals along with Canberra and Darwin, and for the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Details are also shown for about 40 sub-groups and analytical series, for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.

Thursday 28 July 2016
4324.0.55.002
Additional Information
Microdata: Australian Health Survey, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2011-12
This replacement provides an update to the Basic and Expanded CURFs to add data items from a food database on basic food components. Ranged categorical biomedical results from the National Health Measures Survey (NHMS) have been added to the Basic CURF, while four data items which have previously been added to the Basic CURF have been added to the Expanded CURF. Additionally, the data item Body Mass Index – categorical (whole years scale for all ages) had a minor data amendment to the Expanded CURF which has previously been made to the Basic CURF.
4627.0
Replacement Content
Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2013-14
The rows in datacube 'Land Management and Farming in Australia 2013-14' has been reordered to enhance readability.
6457.0International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, June 2016
Contains indexes measuring changes in the prices of imports of merchandise that are landed in Australia each quarter (the Import Price Index), and exports of merchandise that are shipped from Australia each quarter (the Export Price Index).
8158.0
Replacement Content
Innovation in Australian Business, 2014-15
This replacement contains corrected data in Innovation Expenditure Summary Page: Table - Percentage breakdown of innovation related expenditure, by Activity(a), 2014-15 for Marketing activities undertaken to introduce new goods or services to the market. This replacement also contains corrected data in Table 2 of Datacube 14: Innovation Expenditure - Table 2: Percentage breakdowns of innovation related expenditure, by activity, by employment size, by industry, 2014-15 for Marketing activities undertaken to introduce new goods or services to the market.

Friday 29 July 2016
4720.0
Additional Information
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey: User Guide, 2014-15
This release incorporates into the User Guide information relating to the newly-released 2014–15 NATSISS CURF. Additional information is also provided for selected data items.
4720.0.55.002
Additional Information
Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014–15
This update contains information on the release of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey Expanded CURF product.
5512.0
Replacement Content
Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2014-15
This replacement content corrects an error in the 2013-14 reference period estimate for the 'Other purposes' category of Queensland Local Government Expenses by Purpose presented in table (sheet) 4 of data cube table 333 General Government - Local - Queensland.
6427.0Producer Price Indexes, Australia, June 2016
Contains a range of producer price indexes. Firstly, economy-wide indexes are presented within a Stage of Production (SOP) framework, followed by a set of stand-alone measures relating to specific industries within the Australian economy (selected mining, manufacturing, construction and services industries).

Monday 1 August 2016
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 2 August 2016
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, June 2016
Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on, international trade in goods and services (balance of payments basis) in both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms. Longer term graphs are provided, in seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms, for the goods and services aggregates, and the balance on goods and services. In addition it provides more detailed commodity statistics for both goods and services in original terms, with goods provided on balance of payments and international trade basis, together with year-to-date information. More detailed services statistics, in seasonally adjusted and trend terms on a monthly basis as well as original terms on a quarterly basis are also provided. Merchandise imports and exports are provided at one and two digit SITC level with selected commodities at three digit level. Merchandise trade data are provided by country and by state. Data on exchange rates and analytical comments are included.
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, June 2016
Provides the number and value of dwelling units approved by sector (public/private) and by state, number and value of new houses, new other residential dwelling units approved by type of building, and the number and value of non-residential building jobs approved by type of building (i.e. by function such as 'retail and wholesale trade', 'offices') and value ranges. State data includes the number of private sector houses approved; number and value of new other residential dwellings by type of building such as flats, units or apartments in a building of one or two storeys; number and value of non-residential building jobs by type of building and sector; and for Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, the total number of dwelling units approved broken down by Houses, Dwellings Excluding Houses and Total Dwelling Units. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates by state are included for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved. The quarterly value of building approved is shown in chain volume measure terms. Small geographic area data cubes are presented for Statistical Areas Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Small area data cubes will be released in an "Additional information" release five business days after the main publication.

Wednesday 3 August 2016
1200.0.55.003Religious Affiliation Standard, 2016
Religious Affiliation identifies the religious group to which a person belongs, or the religious or spiritual beliefs to which a person adheres, Religious Affiliation is used to assess the religious composition of the Australian population. Religious Affiliation can be used with a range of other variables to assist in measuring cultural diversity. The variable provides a means for standardising the way data about religious and spiritual beliefs are collected and disseminated.

It can be used by ABS collections and other agencies which collect and/or disseminate data for statistical and administrative purposes.

This release follows a minor review of the standard and includes some alternative ways to present the question.
1200.0.55.004Country of Birth Standard, 2016
The Country of Birth standard identifies the country in which a person was born or the country in which a person's father and/or mother was born. Country of Birth may be used with a range of other variables to measure the cultural and ethnic composition of the Australian population. The variables provide a means for standardising the way Country of Birth data are collected and disseminated.
1200.0.55.005Language Standards, 2016
The language standard variables are used within and outside the ABS to measure language diversity and usage in Australia. They include the variables; First Language Spoken, Language Spoken at Home, Main Language Other than English Spoken at Home, Main Language Spoken at Home, and Proficiency in Spoken English. These variables provide a means for standardising the way language data are collected and disseminated. This release follows a minor review of the language standards.
6467.0Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, June 2016
These Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) are designed to measure the impact of price change on the disposable incomes of selected household types. The four household types that have been identified as being appropriate for the construction of these living cost indexes are employee households, age pensioner households, other government transfer recipient households, and self-funded retiree households.

The Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI) is a measure of the effect of changes in price on the out-of-pocket living expenses of age pensioner households and other government transfer recipient households. The PBLCI is used by the government to inform policy decisions relating to the indexation of base pension rates.

The Selected Living Cost Indexes have been constructed using an outlays approach, compared with an acquisitions approach which is used in the CPI to measure price inflation over time for the household sector as a whole.