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1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2007  
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New Industrial Classification SystemNEW INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM


The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 (cat 1292.0) was released in February 2006 and replaced ANZSIC 1993. The aim of the new classification is to create a more contemporary industrial classification system that identifies new and emerging industries. The Information Paper: ANZSIC 2006 Implementation, 2006 (cat. no. 1295.0), was released in November 2005, to inform users of the changes and provide an overview of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) program to implement the new classification into a range of statistical series. This paper includes the expected timing of adoption of the ANZSIC 2006 for specific economic collections.

The Australian National Accounts (ANA) will be the last publication to adopt the ANZSIC 2006, in late 2009. In the meantime, other collections which are not key economic indicators feeding to ANA have started to migrate to ANZSIC 2006. The quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) was the first collection to release information based on the ANZSIC 2006 structure, in March 2007.

In addition, four more collections are expected to release data on ANZSIC 2006 basis in 2007:
  • Retail and Wholesale Service Industries (2005–06) in August
  • Population Census (2006) in October
  • Agriculture Census (2005–06) in November
  • Engineering Construction (Sep Qtr 2007) in December.

For further information contact the National Information and Referrals Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.


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