ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance in 2006-07 of these industries: electricity supply; gas supply; water supply, sewerage and drainage services; and waste collection, treatment and disposal services. The estimates are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey and from business tax data reported to the Austalian Taxation Office. For convenience, these industries in total are referred to as the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry throughout this publication.
CHANGES TO THIS PUBLICATION
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition. Data in previous issues are based on the 1993 version of the ANZSIC. ANZSIC 2006 was adopted to provide a more contemporary industrial classification system, taking into account issues such as changes in the structure and composition of the economy, changing user demands, and compatibility with major international classification standards.
The methodology used to produce these estimates has also substantially changed, notably, the way in which business tax data are used.
For these reasons, a new statistical series has commenced with the 2006-07 collection.
This publication includes key data from 2004-05 and 2005-06 compiled using the new methodology and on a 2006 ANZSIC basis, as an aid to analysis.
For further details see paragraph 26 of the Explanatory notes.
As a result of changes to the ABS economic surveys work program, this publication will not be produced for the 2007-08 reference year. Future estimates for these industries will continue to be available in Australian Industry, (ABS cat. no. 8155.0). In addition, more detailed estimates for the electricity supply and gas supply industries will be available from a new Energy Supply Survey to be conducted by the ABS for 2007-08 and will be available as a data cube.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line. Further information on the ABS and its products and services is available on the ABS website.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.