ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2005-06, together with data on a comparable basis from 2001-02 and intervening years. These data are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey and from business income tax data reported to the Australian Taxation Office.
Some of the estimates in this publication are derived by prorating data from taxation sources with data collected by the ABS. Due to the nature of this estimation process, the ABS's current methods of measuring standard error may understate the variability of the estimates. For details, see Technical Note 2.
CHANGES IN NEXT ISSUE
The data in this publication will be the last released on the basis of the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Commencing with 2006-07 data, results will be presented on the basis of a new (2006) edition of ANZSIC.
The 2006-07 issue of this publication will also contain data for 2004-05 and 2005-06 on the basis of the 2006 ANZSIC, as an aid to analysis.
For further details see paragraph 4 of the Explanatory Notes.
Estimates for earlier years have been revised since the previous issue of this publication. The revisions are incorporated in this publication and in the extended data spreadsheets available free on-line.
The effect of these revisions on the 2004-05 national estimates of indicative key variables at the Total selected industries level has been a decrease of 0.2% (or $3.1b) in sales and service income, an increase of 0.8% ($2.1b) in wages and salaries paid, and an increase of 0.2% ($1.0b) in industry value added. The extent of revisions may be greater for individual industries and/or for other variables.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line. Further information on the ABS and its products and services is available on the ABS website.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.