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5216.0.55.002 - Information Paper: Quality Dimensions of the Australian National Accounts, 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2007  First Issue
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Contents >> Summary >> Relevance and interpretability

RELEVANCE AND INTERPRETABILITY

The relevance and interpretability of the national accounts stems from Australia's adherence to the latest international standards for national accounts, SNA93, and the contribution of a wide range of economic data users and economists to the development of those standards. The Australian national accounts includes the full range of core statistics recommended in SNA93 including national and sector balance sheets. It has made substantial advances on special topics such as productivity statistics and satellite accounts for tourism, information technology and non-profit institutions. Feature articles on special topics of interest are also published regularly. Considerable resources are devoted to the development of new data items and this work relies heavily on feedback from data users as to statistical priorities. The national accounts program also engages with the international statistical community to learn and to share experiences.

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