ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2007-08. These data are compiled from the ABS Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition.
CHANGES TO THIS PUBLICATION
This edition includes employment data for all selected industries for both 2006-07 and 2007-08. This data item has enabled the calculation of additional business ratios which have been compiled. In addition data for the private sector of Division O, Public administration and safety, is included for the first time.
This release also includes detailed data spreadsheets relating to the Energy Supply industry for both financial and quantity data. For more details see Explanatory Notes paragraph 37.
Detailed data spreadsheets for subdivision level data will be released at a later date for both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 reference period.
Estimates for the 2006-07 reference year have been revised since the previous issue of this publication. The revisions are incorporated in this publication and in the extended data spreadsheets available free on-line.
The effect of these revisions on the 2006-07 national estimates of indicative key variables at the Total selected industries level has been an increase of 0.1% (or $1.4b) in sales and service income, a decrease of 0.1% in total expenses (or $1.6b) and an increase of 0.5% ($3.7b) in industry value added. The extent of revisions may be greater for individual industries and/or for other variables.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line. Further information on the ABS and its products and services is available on the ABS website.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.