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Thursday 21 August 2014
    Innovation in Australian Business, 2012-13
    This release presents key indicators on the incidence of innovation and related practices by Australian businesses, as collected from the 2012-13 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS).

    The data presented comprises: types of innovation; barriers to and drivers of innovation; sources of ideas for innovation; innovation-active businesses and collaboration; benefits to the business by innovating; innovation-active businesses and intellectual property; sources of development and degree of novelty of innovations; types of innovation-related expenditure; and government financial assistance for innovation.

    Detailed innovation data are produced biennially with core indicators available each year.
Final Issue
    Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, June 2014
    Presents information on the quantity of Australian produced wine (classified by type - fortified, table, sparkling, etc) and brandy sales. Sales of table wine are classified by container type for both white and red/rose table wine. Sales of fortified wine are further classified by container type, with glass containers less than 2 litres split into cream, crusted/crusting and solera fortified; vintage, ruby and tawny fortified; and other. Includes original series for total domestic wine sales; total white and red/rose table wine; white and red/rose table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres; and soft pack white and red/rose table wine. Also includes imports cleared for home consumption.

Friday 22 August 2014
First Issue
    Research Paper: Feasibility Study of Linking Migrant Settlement Records to Personal Income Tax Data, August 2014
    In 2013, the Australian Bureau of Statistics was provided with access to the Australian Taxation Office’s Personal Income Tax unit record data to assess the feasibility of linking records from the Australian Government's Settlement Database to the Personal Income Tax unit record data. The study concluded that linking was feasible, provided name and address information could be used as linking variables, and that the linked dataset could provide useful information that no other data source could provide. This paper provides background to the feasibility study, a brief description of the linking strategy and process, and an assessment of the quality of the linking. The potential benefits of future linking projects are also discussed.
Replacement Content
    Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2012-13
    The Land Management and Farming in Australia 2012-13 has replacement content to correct a labelling error in the crop residue management practices table.
Replacement Content
    Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12
    The Agricultural Resource Management Practices 2011-12 has replacement content to correct a labelling error in the crop stubble / trash management data cube and commentary.
    Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, June 2014
    Provides quarterly information on the assets and liabilities of securitisers. These financial institutions issue short and/or long term securities (known as asset-backed securities) against specifically matched assets (e.g. mortgages, credit card receivables). Securitisers use the cash flows from the pool of assets to service the interest payments on the issued securities.

Monday 25 August 2014
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 26 August 2014
    Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014
    This release of Gender Indicators, Australia presents an update to data for the national set of gender indicators, where available.

    Gender Indicators, Australia draws in a wide range of ABS statistics and statistics from other official sources. These indicators will aid in exploring the differences between males and females, and how their economic and social conditions are changing over time.

    This information will assist and inform government policy and decision makers in the development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs aimed at achieving gender equality.
Additional Information
    Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, March 2014
    Current price and chain volume measures for international merchandise trade by state will be published as additional time series spreadsheet tables in this publication from the June quarter 2014 issue. These series are replacements for similar estimates that were previously published in Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The format for these tables and new series IDs will be included in mock-up tables.

    Mock-up Table 113a. International Merchandise Exports (on an international trade basis), State and Australia (FOB Value), Current prices - quarter

    Mock-up Table 113b. International Merchandise Imports (on an international trade basis), State and Australia (Customs Value), Current prices - quarter

    Mock-up Table 114a. International Merchandise Exports (on an international trade basis), State and Australia (FOB Value), Chain volume measures - quarter

    Mock-up Table 114b. International Merchandise Imports (on an international trade basis), State and Australia (Customs Value), Chain volume measures - quarter
    Balance of Payments - Goods and Services, Preliminary Quarterly Estimates, June 2014
    Provides preliminary quarterly estimates of goods and services data including preliminary quarterly estimates of Chain Volume Measures for goods debits. Preliminary seasonally adjusted quarterly balance on goods and services are compared to the sum of seasonally adjusted balances for the three months of the quarter.
Additional Information
    Producer Price Indexes, Australia, June 2014
    PPI for output of the retail trade industry cannot be compiled with the same timeliness as other PPI. The basic data required for the construction of the PPI for the output of the retail trade industry are quarterly sales and cost of goods sold (COGS). These economic flow data cannot be collected until some time after the end of the reference quarter. By comparison, price indexes for goods and some services are based on point in time prices prevailing at selected dates during the quarter. Further, calculation of the RTPI requires the latest period CPI data to be available for price updating purposes. Because of these constraints, the ABS will publish RTPI as stand–alone indexes. This will occur until the necessary systems and processes are in place to enable RTPI to be incorporated into the SOP framework. The implementation of RTPI in the SOP indexes will be communicated ahead of time in Producer Price Indexes, Australia ( 6427.0).

Wednesday 27 August 2014
    Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, June 2014
    Presents preliminary statistics for the value of construction work done in Australia. Separate data is shown for building work done and for engineering work done for both the private and public sectors. The building work done data is further dissected into new residential, alterations and additions to residential and non-residential work. Original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for Australia, as well as some original state and territory data, are provided in current prices and chain volume measures terms. This is the major source of data used to compile the national accounts estimates for private gross fixed capital formation on dwellings, and other buildings and structures.

Thursday 28 August 2014
First Issue
    Ancestry Standard, 2014, Version 2.1
    A major advantage of the Ancestry variable is that it is able to measure an association with ethnic and cultural groups which do not equate directly to countries or languages and thus cannot be readily identified using country of birth or language variables. It can be used by ABS collections and other agencies which collect and/or disseminate data for statistical or administrative purposes.
    Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2013
    Contains latest available estimates by age and sex of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June. These estimates are provided for Statistical Areas Level 2 - 4 (SA2s - SA4s), Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs), and states and territories of Australia according to the current edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

    Estimates are also provided for Local Government Areas (LGAs).
First Issue
    Information Paper: Review of the Indigenous Status Standard, 2014
    The ABS Indigenous Status Standard which includes the Standard Indigenous Question (SIQ), is used by the ABS and many government and some non-government organisations. It enables the provision of consistent information from both statistical and administrative sources about people who identify as being of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. The ABS undertook a review of the Indigenous Status Standard in 2013. The review examined the content of the Indigenous Standard to ensure it meets the needs of the ABS and other data collectors and data users. Stakeholders were asked to comment on a range of options; from retaining the existing Standard and SIQ as it is, through to proposing the development of a new Standard and SIQ. This paper outlines the main findings from the review process.
    Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, June Quarter 2014
    Preliminary estimates derived from a sample survey of private businesses. Contains estimates of actual and expected new capital expenditure by type of asset (new buildings and other structures/equipment, plant and machinery) and by selected Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification industries. These statistics are expressed in current prices and chain volume measures, in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms and are available for Australia and by state/territory.
    Managed Funds, Australia, June 2014
    Provides information quarterly, about money pooled for investment purposes in the managed funds industry. The statistics also provide the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions, classified by type of asset. The statistics also present unconsolidated information on the assets and liabilities of life insurance corporations, superannuation (pension) funds, public offer (retail) unit trusts, common funds, friendly societies and cash management trusts and the source of funds being invested with resident investment managers.
    Microdata: Census of Motor Vehicles, Australia, 2014
    The following microdata products are available from the Census of Motor Vehicles, Australia. -TableBuilder

    Apply online for access to the TableBuilder at

    Census of Motor Vehicles TableBuilder product provides data on motor vehicles registered with an Australian state or territory motor vehicle authority for unrestricted use on public roads at the annual census date (31st January). Data include: State; Postcode; Make/model; Year of Manufacture; Body Type; Number of Seats; Number of Cylinders; Engine Capacity; Fuel Type; Number of Axles; Tare; Gross Vehicle Mass; Gross Combination Mass; and Heavy Vehicle Code. Sparsity threshold has been relaxed.

    A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.

    For more information about TableBuilder refer to

    Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, June 2014
Final Issue
    Final release of this publication *** This product has been cancelled ***

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