SELECTED RECENT RELEASES
26/11/2009 Corrective Services, Australia, Sep 2009 (ABS cat. no. 4512.0)
Contains national information on persons in custodial corrective services in Australia. Quarterly information is presented for each state and territory. Statistics are presented by open and secure custody and periodic detention, for all prisoners and for Indigenous prisoners. Information is also presented on prisoner numbers by legal status (sentenced or unsentenced), and by sentence type. The number of sentenced receptions, the number of federal prisoners in each state and territory, information on numbers received into custody, and number of persons serving community-based corrective service orders are also included.
20/11/2009 Housing Mobility and Conditions, 2007-08 (ABS cat. no. 4130.0.55.002)
First issue. This publication presents data from the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) on Australian housing mobility and dwelling conditions. These data were collected in the 2007-08 SIH, in addition to the housing occupancy and costs information regularly collected in every SIH cycle and released in Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4130.0). The ABS will collect information on additional housing topics in the SIH every six years. The topics selected for inclusion in the 2007-08 SIH were determined through extensive consultation with major users of housing statistics. A similar process is expected to be followed for the 2013-14 SIH, which will next include additional housing topics. The selected housing topics include length of time in dwelling, number of times moved in last five years, reasons for moving, and characteristics of the previous dwelling occupied. They include aspects of the dwelling occupied, such as any major structural problems, repairs and maintenance carried out in the past 12 months, and sources of energy and water. For first home buyers, data on home deposits paid and any monetary assistance received for the purchase are provided.
10/11/2009 Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2008-09 (ABS cat. no. 7111.0)
Preliminary estimates of principal agricultural commodities and livestock numbers for the season, and comparative data for the previous year. Includes additional data for on-farm wheat use and storage.
05/11/2009 Information Paper: Changes to Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, Aug 2009 (ABS cat. no. 6302.0.55.002)
This information paper summarises changes that will be introduced to the Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, August 2009 issue of the publication. The paper advises the timing of the proposed changes, the reasons behind the changes and provides access to a mock up of the proposed publication and the time series spreadsheets that will be available from the ABS website.
29/10/2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics Annual Report 2008-09 (ABS cat. no. 1001.0)
Reports on the operations of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
29/10/2009 Australian Statistics Advisory Council Annual Report 2008-09 (ABS cat. no. 1002.0)
Outlines the functions and activities of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council.
28/10/2009 Information Paper: Implementation of new international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts, Sep 2009
(ABS cat. no. 5310.0.55.002)
First issue. The international statistical standards for compilation of the National and International Accounts have been recently revised. The revised statistical standards are the System of National Accounts 2008 and the Sixth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual. This information paper describes the key changes from these standards, and describes the impact on selected key aggregates from the Australian System of National Accounts and the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position. The paper also includes a description of issues which the ABS will either not comply with or will not be implementing in order to portray an accurate picture of the Australian economy. A range of new or revised models used in compilation of the National and International Accounts are discussed in detail.
19/10/2009 Information paper: Product changes to Financial Accounts following revisions to international standards, 2009
(ABS cat. no. 5232.0.55.003)
First issue. Describes the products changes (tables in the pdf file and time series spreadsheets) being introduced to the September quarter 2009 issue of 'Financial Accounts' (ABS cat. no. 5232.0) to be released on Thursday 24 December 2009. These changes are the result of implementing revisions to statistical standards, in particular the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA08), the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6), and the Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia 2008. It provides mock-ups of the proposed publication (pdf file) and related time series spreadsheets that will be available from the ABS website.
08/10/2009 Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Tasmania, Jun 2009 (ABS cat. no. 8635.6.55.001)
Contains the results from the on-going quarterly Survey of Tourist Accommodation. Data provide information on the supply of, and demand for, tourist accommodation facilities. Data include number of establishments, capacity and employment for the quarter and occupancy and takings from accommodation for each month; by type of establishment and by star grading.
07/10/2009 Housing Finance, Australia, Aug 2009 (ABS cat. no. 5609.0)
Contains time series data for secured and unsecured housing finance commitments for owner occupation, commitments for construction or purchase of dwellings for rent or resale, and loan outstandings to individuals/households for housing. For secured housing finance for owner occupation, this publication presents the number and value of commitments made by banks, permanent building societies, wholesale lenders n.e.c. and other lenders, provided to individuals/households. These commitments are classified by construction of dwellings, the purchase of new and established dwellings, the refinancing of existing dwellings and alterations and additions to dwellings.
02/10/2009 Impact of revised international standards on monthly International Trade in Goods and Services, Aug 2009 (ABS cat. no. 5368.0.55.014)
First issue. This information paper briefly summarises the impact of the revised international standards on key goods and services aggregates appearing in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5368.0).
14/09/2009 Internet Activity, Australia, Jun 2009 (ABS cat. no. 8153.0)
Contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. It includes information on internet subscribers and their type of connection, the type of user (business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the speed of the internet connection and the location of the subscriber (by state or territory).