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1395.0 - Essential Statistical Assets for Australia, 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2013  First Issue
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The ABS is proposing to review the 2013 list of ESA for Australia after two years, with future reviews to occur every three to five years to ensure that the list remains relevant. The timing of the initial review is intended to allow for advancements in other complementary whole of government initiatives to be incorporated, to allow for refinements to be applied based on the outcomes of the subsequent phases of the initiative, and to allow for changes in the demand for statistical information that inevitably occurs over time.

The ABS is keen to continue to obtain ongoing feedback in relation to the ESA for Australia initiative, given its dynamic and evolutionary nature. If you wish to provide feedback on the initiative, please email your comments to the Director of the NSS Leadership Section at

There are some emerging fields of statistics that are currently under conceptual development, nationally and internationally, which have the potential to be considered for inclusion once their uses are further established. Some specific examples that arose during the consultation process, which are expected to still be relevant when the next review of the list of ESA for Australia is undertaken, include statistics relating to governance, subjective wellbeing and the impact of the evolving digital economy on all aspects of Australian society.

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