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Friday 1 July 2016
1406.0.55.003Responsible Use of ABS Microdata, User Guide
This user guide describes the types of microdata and the limitations for its use. It explains the responsibilities of microdata users, Responsible Officers and Contact Officers. It also includes information on the secure management of microdata and the consequences for individuals and organisations who fail to meet their responsibilities. This user guide will assist registered users with their compliance with the ABS Terms and Conditions of microdata access.
First Issue
Information Paper: Measuring Overcount and Undercount in the 2016 Population Census, July 2016
Explains the methodology to be used in conducting the 2016 Census Post Enumeration Survey, including changes since the 2011 survey.

Monday 4 July 2016
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, May 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.

Tuesday 5 July 2016
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, May 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.
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, May 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

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Additional Information
Deaths, Australia, 2014
Release of tables in ABS.Stat. Note the updated ABS.Stat datacubes will be available on Thursday.
3401.0Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 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).
8109.0Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations, Australia, 2014-15
Expenditure and human resources devoted to research and experimental development (R&D) carried out by government and private non-profit organisations in Australia, classified by employment size, type of expenditure, type of resource, location of expenditure, source of funds, type of activity, fields of research and socio-economic objective. Most data are expressed in current prices but key aggregates are also expressed in chain volume terms.

Thursday 7 July 2016
7218.0.55.001Livestock and Meat, Australia, May 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.

Friday 8 July 2016
First Issue
Information paper: Upcoming changes to spreadsheet series IDs in National Income, Expenditure and Product, July 2016
The purpose of this paper is to inform users of the upcoming changes to the product Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). This release details the changes to time series spreadsheets to be introduced in the June quarter 2016 issue of cat. no. 5206.0.

This information paper includes previews of the time series spreadsheets and associated series identifiers to be published in September 2016