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Thursday 29 January 2015
    Migration, Australia, 2013-14
    This publication brings together statistics on international migration into and out of Australia, interstate migration within Australia and information on overseas-born residents of Australia. Australia's migration is described in the context of the Government's migration program and in comparison with international migration experienced by other countries. ABS.Stat datasets will be available within one business day of publication release.
    International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2013-14
Replacement Content
    29 January 2015: Tables 5, 6, 7 and 8 have been revised due to to incorrect values for the APEC, ASEAN, EU and OECD country groups. There were no changes to the total aggregates or other data cubes.
    International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, December 2014
    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).

Friday 30 January 2015
    Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2014
    This publication is a guide to the Australian national accounts. It outlines the major concepts and definitions, describes the data sources and methods used to prepare the estimates, and discusses the accuracy and reliability of the national accounts.
    Producer Price Indexes, Australia, December 2014
    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 2 February 2015
    Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2011
Replacement Content
    Updated advice is now provided regarding availability of future issues of this publication.

Tuesday 3 February 2015
    International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, December 2014
    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.
    Building Approvals, Australia, December 2014
    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 4 February 2015
    Information Paper: Changes to the method of estimating loan commitments to first home buyers , 2015
First Issue
    Loans to first home buyers are published Table 9 in Housing Finance Australia ( 5609.0). This Information Paper explains changes to the method of estimating first home buyer loan commitments and the extent of revisions.
    Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, December 2014
    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.

Thursday 5 February 2015
    Schools, Australia, 2014
    Contains data on the numbers of schools, students and staff in Australia. This product, released in two stages, includes derived measures of student engagement and ratios of full-time equivalent (FTE) students to FTE teaching staff.

    The initial release, in February, contains time series data cubes with student data, including counts and FTE values, for full-time and part-time students. The data cubes display the data by various combinations of state/territory, school affiliation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, sex, grade and age. The data cubes are supported with summary pages and explanatory notes.

    The subsequent release, in March, contains summary tables and additional data on schools, staff and derived measures.
    Disability and Labour Force Participation, 2012
First Issue
    This release looks at the characteristics of working-age people with disability and their involvement in the labour force.
    Retail Trade, Australia, December 2014
    Contains monthly estimates of turnover for retail establishments. Trend, seasonally adjusted and original estimates are included for industry groups and states and Australia in current price terms. More detailed current price data classified by state and industry sub group are available from the downloads tab on the ABS website

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