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RECENT ECONOMIC STATISTICS


Motor Vehicle Census, Australia
Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary
Experimental Estimates for the Manufacturing Industry
Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia
Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia
Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia
Australian Wine and Grape Industry
International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year



Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 Mar 2010

Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 March 2010 (cat. no. 9309.0) was released on 1 February 2011.

This publication presents statistics relating to vehicles which were registered at 31 March 2010 with a motor vehicle registration authority. Motor vehicle registration statistics are compiled from data made available by various state and territory motor vehicle registration authorities and reflect the information as recorded in registration documents.

Statistics are provided on vehicle types comprising passenger vehicles, campervans, light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses and motorcycles. Vehicle characteristic information includes make of vehicle, year of manufacture, type of fuel that the vehicle was registered as using, and Gross Vehicle Mass or Gross Combination Mass for trucks. The size of the motor vehicle fleet is also compared with the estimated resident population.

Some data for Queensland:

  • In the twelve months 31 March 2009 to 31 March 2010, Queensland had an increase of 75,000 motor vehicle registrations. This was a 2.3% increase, the national average increase was 2.5%
  • For the period 31 March 2005 to 31 March 2010, Queensland's motor vehicle registrations grew by 21.4% with only Western Australia (22.3%) and Northern Territory (22.7%) being higher
  • The average annual growth rate for Australia during the five year period 31 March 2005 to 31 March 2010 for Australia was 2.9%. Queensland again recorded the third highest rate at 3.9% behind Western Australia (4.1%) and Northern Territory (4.2%)
  • Between 31 March 2005 and 31 March 2010, the number of petrol powered vehicles rose 15%, while diesel powered vehicles rose 62% and dual fuel vehicles rose 37%.


Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary, 2009-10

Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary, 2009-10 (cat.. no. 7501.0) was released on 21 February 2011.

This publication contains preliminary estimates of the gross values of production for principal agricultural commodities for all states, territories and Australia for 2009-10.

The final national and state estimates for 2009-10 will be released in Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia (cat. no. 7503.0) in May 2011 and regional estimates shortly thereafter.

Comparisons with past year production estimates are based on 2008-09 data released in Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

Some data for Queensland:
  • In the year ended 30 June 2010 Queensland produced crops to the value of $4,788 million, this was the highest value of all the States and Territories for this period.
  • The highest value production crop in Queensland in this period was sugar cane cut for crushing ($1,309 million) with only Western Australia wheat ($1,823 million) producing a higher value.
  • During the year ending 30 June 2010, the Queensland value from the production of total livestock and other disposals was $3,874 million, 31% of the Australian total $12,659 million.
  • The total value of livestock products produced in Australia in the year ending 30 June 2010 was $5,664 million. Queensland was one of the lowest producers ($492 million, 8.7%) with only Tasmania ($306 million, 5.4%), Australian Capital Territory ($7 million, 0.1%) and Northern Territory having no production, being lower.


Experimental Estimates for the Manufacturing Industry, 2008-09

Experimental Estimates for the Manufacturing Industry, 2008-09 (cat. no. 8159.0) was released on 16 December 2010.

This information paper contains experimental estimates for the Australian manufacturing industry for the 2008--09 reference period. The experimental estimates presented here use a combination of data directly collected in ABS surveys and data sourced from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Modelling techniques are applied to combine these two data sources in order to produce experimental estimates at the ANZSIC class level for the data items wages and salaries, sales and service income, industry value added (IVA) and employment. In addition, estimates for state at the ANZSIC subdivision level are also presented for wages and salaries, sales and service income, and employment.

Some data for Queensland:
  • The manufacturing industry, in 2008-09 had a total sales and service income of $77,412 million, employed 191,254 persons and paid $9,360 million in wages and salaries.
  • The largest employer was the food product manufacturing industry, employing 46,958 persons, followed by the fabricated metal product manufacturing industry, employing 31,731 persons.
  • The largest sales and service income of $14,130 million was recorded by the food product manufacturing industry, followed by the primary metal and metal product manufacturing industry with $12,815 million.


Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2009-10

Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 6248.0.55.002) was released on 16 December 2010.

This publication contains estimates of number of public sector employees and cash wages and salaries by level of government by state. Also contains estimates of number of public sector employees and cash wages and salaries by industry for Australia. Additional unpublished information is available.

Some data for Queensland:
  • At the end of June 2009 there were 30,700 Commonwealth, 295.300 state and 39,100 local government employees in Queensland. At June 2010, corresponding figures were 29,7000 Commonwealth, 300,200 state and 43,900 local government employees
  • Wages and salaries for 2008-09 were: $1,996 million to Commonwealth employees, $17,844 million to state government employees and $2,057 million to local government employees. Corresponding figures for 2009-10 were: $1,896 million Commonwealth, $19,230 million State and $2,467 local government.

Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010

Microdata: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.004) was released on 9 December 2010.

The Basic and Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) contains data from both the monthly Labour Force Survey and the related Labour Mobility supplementary survey.

The Labour Mobility data is in relation to people aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2010. In addition to the standard labour force data items, the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs between employers/businesses for up to three jobs and, for those people who have been with their employer/business for the last 12 months, the changes in their job including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. They include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Feb 2010

Technical Manual: Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility, Basic and Expanded CURF, Australia, Feb 2010 (cat. no. 6202.0.30.005) was released on 9 December 2010.

This technical manual provides information about basic and expanded confidentialised unit record data from the February 2010 Labour Force Survey and Labour Mobility supplementary survey. The Labour Mobility data is in relation to people aged 15 years and over who had worked at some time during the year ending February 2010. In addition to the standard labour force data items the Labour Mobility data provides details of changes in jobs between employers/businesses for up to three jobs, and for those people, who have been with their current employer/business for the last 12 months, the changes in their job including promotion, transfer, changes in occupation and usual hours worked. Estimates can be cross-classified by demographics such as state, sex, age, marital status and country of birth, as well as labour force characteristics.

Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2010

Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2010 (cat. no. 1329.0) was released on 7 December 2010.

This publication is a statistical compendium of Australia's wine and grape industry containing information on: area of vines and production of grapes; wine production and grapes crushed; structure of the wine manufacturing industry; inventories of wine owned by winemakers at 30 June; domestic wine sales; exports and imports of wine.

Some data for Queensland:
  • In the year ended 30 June 2010, Queensland vineyards produced 896 tonnes of red wine grapes from a bearing area of 489 hectares and 582 tonnes of white wine grapes from a bearing area of 269 hectares.
  • In 2009-10, there were 454 tonnes crushed by wineries crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes and 892 tonnes crushed by wineries which crushed 50 to 400 tonnes. In 2008-09, corresponding figures were 1,235 tonnes crushed by wineries crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes and 747 tonnes crushed by wineries which crushed 50 to 400 tonnes.
  • Queensland had the smallest number of wineries crushing 50 tonnes or more of grapes of all states and territories. It had 7 of the Australian total of 376.
  • In 2009-10, Queensland exported 1,048,000 litres of wine valued at $4,779,000.

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2009-10

International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) was released on 3 December 2010.

The spreadsheets contain trade in services credits and debits data for:
  • country and country groups by financial years;
  • financial years by country and country groups;
  • state by financial years;
  • financial years by state;
  • detailed services category by financial years;
  • detailed travel services by financial years by country and country groups; and
  • education related travel credits by financial years by educational sector by type of expenditure.

Data are available from 1999-2000.

Some data for Queensland:
  • In 2009-10, international trade in services, credits totalled $8,840 million, down from $9,068 million in 2008-09.
  • In 2009-10, international trade in services, debits totalled $7,565 million, down from $7,624 million in 2008-09.

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