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Wednesday 22 October 2014
    Consumer Price Index, Australia, September 2014
    Movements in retail prices of goods and services commonly purchased by metropolitan households. The goods and services are divided into the following groups: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcohol and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing; furnishings, household equipment and services; health; transport; communication; recreation and culture; education; and insurance and financial services. Indexes for each of these groups and for 'All Groups CPI' are published for each of the state capitals along with Canberra and Darwin, and for the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Details are also shown for about 40 sub-groups and analytical series, for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.

Thursday 23 October 2014
    Australian Statistics Advisory Council - Annual Report, 2013-14
    Outlines the functions of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council and describes the activities undertaken by the Council to discharge its responsibilities during 2013-14
    Births, Australia, 2013
    Contains statistics on live births and fertility for Australia, states and territories, and sub-state regions, based on calendar year of registration data. Information on characteristics of the child include place of usual residence, sex, Indigenous status, and age, martial status and country of birth of parents.

Friday 24 October 2014
    Microdata: Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, November 2013
    The following microdata products are available from the Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey, 2013:

    - TableBuilder

    Apply online for access to the TableBuilder at

    This product provides data including migration category, country of birth, proficiency in spoken English, educational attainment on arrival and since arrival, employment prior to arrival and since arrival, and sources of household income. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.

    The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of the respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

Monday 27 October 2014
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 28 October 2014
First Issue
    Housing Variables, 2014
    The housing standard variables are used within and outside the ABS to collect information about the types of dwellings in Australia and how they are occupied. They include the variables; Dwelling Structure, Tenure, Landlord Type, and Number of Bedrooms. These variables provide a means for standardising the way housing data are collected and disseminated.

Wednesday 29 October 2014
    Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, September 2014
    These Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) are designed to measure the impact of price change on the disposable incomes of selected household types. The four household types that have been identified as being appropriate for the construction of these living cost indexes are employee households, age pensioner households, other government transfer recipient households, and self-funded retiree households.

    The Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI) is a measure of the effect of changes in price on the out-of-pocket living expenses of age pensioner households and other government transfer recipient households. The PBLCI is used by the government to inform policy decisions relating to the indexation of base pension rates.

    The Selected Living Cost Indexes have been constructed using an outlays approach, compared with an acquisitions approach which is used in the CPI to measure price inflation over time for the household sector as a whole.

    Migrant Statistics News, Oct 2014 (Withdrawn)
    This product which was expected to be released on Thursday 23 October 2014, has been withdrawn from publication. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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