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Friday 29 July 2016
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 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) CURF. Additional information is also provided for selected data items.
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.
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.
Replacement Content
Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2013-14
Replacement of Table 5 in Data cube 24 (Superannuation of Persons) to correct minor errors in estimates of superannuation contributions and number of employees. A comparison by gender has been added. Minor changes also made to footnotes.
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.
Additional Information
Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2013-14
This release includes a feature article which provides new analysis of superannuation in Australia, including how people are accumulating and using their superannuation. The Glossary has been updated to add related superannuation terms.
Additional Information
Survey of Income and Housing, User Guide, Australia, 2013-14
This release includes additional glossary items relating to superannuation.

Thursday 4 August 2016
3401.0Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, June 2016
The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident departures (STRD). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, June 2016
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

Friday 5 August 2016
7218.0.55.001Livestock and Meat, Australia, June 2016
This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0). Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.