1001.0 - Annual Report - ABS Annual Report, 2000-01  
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Contents >> Section I - Summary of Operations >> Chapter 1 - Executive Summary - Financial Position

Within the context of the Portfolio Budget Statements, the ABS has two outputs: (i) Economic Statistics and (ii) Population and Social Statistics. The table below provides a financial summary of ABS outputs and price of outputs against the budgeted figures, and also provides details for 2001-02. The full financial statements are provided in Chapter 8, while a detailed summary of outputs by program component is provided in Appendix 2. The ABS Budget is prepared under an accrual framework, consistent with the whole Commonwealth Budget.

Total output (equivalent to operating expenses plus capital use charge) for 2000-01, at $284.6m, was $1.2m (0.4%) lower than the budgeted amount of $285.8m as presented in the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements. Total price of outputs for 2000-01, at $284.9m, was $0.8m (0.3%) lower than the budgeted amount of $285.8m. The large increase in the budget for 2001-02 reflects the cost of conducting and processing the 2001 Census.

Table 1: FINANCIAL RESOURCES SUMMARY ($’000)

Budget
Actual
Budget
2000-01(a)
2000–01
Variance
2001-02(b)
Administered Expenses

Discretionary Grants(c)
-
-
-
-
Total Administered Expenses
-
-
-
-
Price of Departmental Outputs
Output group 1.1 - National Statistical Service
Output group 1.1.1 - Economic statistics
132 879
132 305
574
131 219
Output group 1.1.2 - Population and social statistics
152 882
152 295
587
240 973
Total output
285 761
284 600
1 161
372 192
Revenue from Government appropriation
264 092
264 092
-
355 011
Revenue from other sources
21 669
20 837
832
17 181
Total Price of Outputs
285 761
284 929
832
372 192
Total for Outcome 1
285 761
284 929
832
372 192
Staff years (number)
3 223
3 635

(a) Budget 2000-01 - Full-year budget, including additional estimates.
(b) Budget 2001-02 - Budget prior to additional estimates.
(c) The ABS does not administer any discretionary grants.



In terms of revenue raised from other sources the ABS has recorded a small reduction. The breakdown of revenue raised from other sources is shown below.

Table 2: REVENUE RAISED FROM OTHER SOURCES
($’000)

1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
Revenue raised from statistics

Publications
Subscriptions
1 805
1 746
1 239
Other
1 547
1 226
684
Other Standard Products
2 982
2 553
2 949
Information Consultancy
5 500
4 394
4 198
Statistical Consultancy
944
1 208
947
User Funded Surveys
5 539
5 277
4 438
Other Products and Services
4 385
5 064
4 361
Total revenue raised from statistics
22 702
21 468
18 816
Other revenue
444
1 737
2 021
Total
23 146
23 205
20 837



The table shows that revenue in 2000-01 declined in most categories. A significant contributor to the decline has been the greater availability of data on the ABS website and through libraries and other intermediaries. This result is consistent with the ABS policy of encouraging self-help facilities and intermediaries and reducing the costs of dissemination for the ABS.


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