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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
      Introduction
      Accuracy
      Timeliness
      Relevance and interpretability
      Coherence
      Conclusion
    Defining and managing quality
      Defining quality
      Integrity
      Quality management in the ABS
    Quality frameworks
      Introduction
      The ABS data quality framework
      The IMF Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF)
    Relevance of the National Accounts
      Introduction
      Client liaison, priority review and program setting
      Concepts, definitions and classifications
      Monitoring performance
    Accuracy of the National Accounts
      What is meant by accuracy
      Factors affecting accuracy
      Coverage
      Input data
      Methodology
      Output data
      Subjective accuracy ratings
      The statistical discrepancies
      The Errors and omissions item
    Timeliness of the National Accounts
      Timeliness of the National Accounts
    Accessibility of the National Accounts
      Accessibility of the National Accounts
    Interpretability of the National Accounts
      Interpretability of the National Accounts
    Coherence of the National Accounts
      Coherance of the National Accounts
      Data comparison and integration
    Revisions to the National Accounts
      Introduction
      The national accounts compilation process
      Revisions policy
      Availability of information on revisions
      Revisions history of the quarterly Australian national accounts
    Conclusions and future work
      Conclusions and the Future Work


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