WHY ONLY CONSIDER OFFICIAL STATISTICS FOR THE 2013 LIST OF ESA FOR AUSTRALIA?
The scope of the ESA for Australia initiative is currently limited to official statistics. This has been necessary given that governments’ ability to make resourcing decisions about statistical assets, including investing in improvements, does not extend beyond those that are produced or commissioned by official bodies.
Non-government organisations, such as businesses and not-for-profit and research institutions, also produce a range of valuable and important statistics and information that are used for decision making by governments and the community. Opportunities to recognise the importance of these statistics in the Australian statistical system may be considered in future iterations of the ESA for Australia initiative.