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Monday 20 February 2017
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Additional Information
Producer Price Indexes, Australia, December 2016
PPI for output of the Retail Trade industry (RTPI) cannot be compiled with the same timeliness as other PPIs. The basic data required for the construction of the PPI for the output of the retail trade industry are quarterly sales and cost of goods sold (COGS). These economic flow data cannot be collected until some time after the end of the reference quarter. By comparison, price indexes for goods and some services are based on point in time prices prevailing at selected dates during the quarter. Further, calculation of the RTPI requires the latest period CPI data to be available for price updating purposes. Because of these constraints, the ABS will publish RTPI as stand-alone indexes. This will occur until the necessary systems and processes are in place to enable RTPI to be incorporated into the Stage of production 9SOP) framework. The implementation of RTPI in the SOP indexes will be communicated ahead of time in Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat.no.6427.0).
6461.0Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2016
A comprehensive description of the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI): what the index measures, the goods and services included in it, where the information on prices comes from, how the index is calculated, and how the statistics can be used. It also provides some insight into the kinds of problems the ABS encounters in compiling the CPI and explains how these are dealt with.

This release provides an update on the data sources and methods used to compile the CPI, including a chapter on the use of transactions data.
8165.0Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2012 to June 2016
This release contains counts of actively trading businesses, rates of entry to and exit from the market sector of the Australian economy, and rates of business survival. These data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register.

Data are disaggregated by industry, main state of operation, type of legal organisation, institutional sector, employment size range and annual turnover size range.

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Replacement Content
Schools, Australia, 2015
The following datacubes have been revised due to data corrections pertaining to several cells:

Table 62a Apparent Continuation Rates, 2010-2015 Table 65a Apparent Progression Rates (APR), 2010-2015 Table 66a School Participation Rates for Students Aged 6-19 Years, 2010-2015 Table 67a consolidated student rates, 2010-2015

These revisions are minor and do not affect interpretation of results. The remaining datacubes are unaffected.
6345.0Wage Price Index, Australia, December 2016
The Wage Price Index measures changes in the price of labour services resulting from market pressures, and is unaffected by changes in the quality or quantity of work performed. It is unaffected by changes in the composition of the labour force, hours worked, or changes in characteristics of employees (e.g. work performance). Information about the wage price indexes has been released for each quarter since September 1997. Individual indexes are published for various combinations of state and territory, public and private sectors, and broad industry groups.
8755.0Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, December 2016
Presents preliminary statistics for the value of construction work done in Australia. Separate data is shown for building work done and for engineering work done for both the private and public sectors. The building work done data is further dissected into new residential, alterations and additions to residential and non-residential work. Original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for Australia, as well as some original state and territory data, are provided in current prices and chain volume measures terms. This is the major source of data used to compile the national accounts estimates for private gross fixed capital formation on dwellings, and other buildings and structures.

Thursday 23 February 2017
4604.0Energy Account, Australia, 2014-15
This publication presents estimates of energy assets and physical and monetary supply and use of energy products in Australia for 2014-15. Indicators of consumption by industry and households are presented to support the use of data contained in Energy Accounts Australia.
5625.0Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, December 2016
Preliminary estimates derived from a sample survey of private businesses. Contains estimates of actual and expected new capital expenditure by type of asset (new buildings and other structures/equipment, plant and machinery) and by selected Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification industries. These statistics are expressed in current prices and chain volume measures, in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms and are available for Australia and by state/territory.
6291.0.55.001Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, January 2017
A range of Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables, and SuperTABLE datacubes. SuperTABLE data cubes will be discontinued after the July 2017 release. The monthly spreadsheets contain broad level data covering all the major items of the Labour Force Survey in time series format, including seasonally adjusted and trend estimates. The monthly datacubes and pivot tables contain more detailed and cross classified original data than the spreadsheets.
Replacement Content
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, November 2016
Pivot tables EQ05, EQ06, EQ07a, EQ07b, EQ08, EQ09, EQ13, RQ1 and RQ2 have been updated to include previously missing 'not further defined' categories and the associated data, which were not present when originally published on 22 December 2016. No other changes have been made.
6302.0Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, November 2016
Results of the biannual Survey of Average Weekly Earnings containing estimates of average weekly ordinary time earnings and average weekly total earnings for full-time adult employees and average weekly total earnings for all employees. Results are classified by sector, state/territory and industry for males, females and persons, and cross-classified by sector by state/territory for persons.

Friday 24 February 2017
No scheduled releases today.

Monday 27 February 2017
5676.0Business Indicators, Australia, December 2016
Contains quarterly estimates of profits, income from the sale of goods and services, wages and salaries, and the book value of inventories. These data are classified by broad industry, and original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are included for Australia, in current price terms. Volume measures are published for sales and inventories. State/territory data will also be included for sales, and wages and salaries, in current price terms.
8412.0Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, December 2016
Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.