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Friday 23 February 2018
4604.0Energy Account, Australia, 2015-16
This publication presents estimates of energy assets and physical and monetary supply and use of energy products in Australia for 2015-16. Indicators of consumption by industry and households are presented to support the use of data contained in Energy Accounts Australia.

Monday 26 February 2018
6102.0.55.001
Additional Information
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, February 2018
Supporting documentation to compliment various topics of the latest Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods.
6333.0Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2017
Contains information on: weekly earnings of employees which shows the distribution of weekly earnings of all wage and salary earners classified by full-time/part-time workers; employment characteristics which presents data on trade union membership, fixed-term contracts, and independent contracts all of which can be cross classified by other employment characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and sector of job as well as personal characteristics.
6333.0.00.001Microdata: Characteristics of Employment, Australia, 2017
Microdata product that contains information on: weekly earnings of employees which shows the distribution of weekly earnings of all wage and salary earners classified by full-time/part-time workers; employment characteristics which presents data on trade union membership, fixed-term contracts, and independent contracts all of which can be cross classified by other employment characteristics such as hours worked, industry, occupation and sector of job as well as personal characteristics.
8172.0.55.001
First Issue
Microdata: Management and Organisational Capabilities of Australian Business, 2015-16
This release contains management and organisational capabilities data for Australian businesses. These data were collected in the inaugural 2015-16, Management Capabilities Module (MCM), as part of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS) suite of surveys.

Microdata are released in the form of an Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF). Steps to confidentialise the dataset are taken to ensure the integrity of data, optimise its content and maintain confidentiality of respondents. These include removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual or business and reducing the level of detail for some items.

The Management and Organisational Capabilities of Australian Business, 2015-16 Expanded CURF inform statistics on a selection of topics including: Key Performance Indicators; use of data in decision making; strategic plans; skills; supply chain; environmental management; and demographic information related to the Principal Manager.

Business characterisitcs such as innovator status; business size (based on employment); and ANZSIC Subdivision are also included on the file.

The CURF is available via the ABS Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and DataLab. The RADL is a secure online data query service accessible for authorised users via the ABS web site. DataLab is an on-site data analysis solution available for authorised users at all ABS sites around Australia. Users should refer to the CURF Microdata entry page for further information (
www.abs.gov.au - Microdata access).

Tuesday 27 February 2018
2080.0Microdata: Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, 2011-2016
The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to build a rich longitudinal picture of Australian society. The ACLD can uncover new insights into the dynamics and transitions that drive social and economic change over time, and how these vary for diverse population groups and geographies.

The ACLD is a random five per cent sample of the Australian population and three waves of data have so far contributed to the ACLD from the 2006 Census, 2011 Census and 2016 Census.

In this release of the 2011-2016 ACLD, a representative sample of over 1.2 million records from the 2011 Census was brought together with corresponding records from the 2016 Census to form the 2011 Panel of the ACLD. The 2011 Panel includes new births and migrants since the 2006 Census, and is a rich source for exploring how Australian society has changed between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

The information within the Summary tab provides an overview of the methodology, file structure, data items and how to use the microdata files related to this release. For more detailed information about the sampling and linking methodology and results, refer to Information Paper: Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, Methodology and Quality Assessment, 2011-2016 (cat. no. 2080.5).

A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.

The following microdata products are available: - 2011-2016 ACLD in TableBuilder - 2011-2016 ACLD in the DataLab

For information about: - TableBuilder, refer to:
www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/About+TableBuilder - DataLab, refer to: www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/CURF:+About+the+ABS+Data+Laboratory+(ABSDL)

For access to the ACLD, apply online at:
www.abs.gov.au/registration

Approved users can use the microdata to create their own customised tables using weighted and unweighted data.
2080.5
First Issue
Information Paper: Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, Methodology and Quality Assessment, 2011-2016
The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to build a rich longitudinal picture of Australian society. The ACLD can uncover new insights into the dynamics and transitions that drive social and economic change over time, and how these vary for diverse population groups and geographies.

The ACLD is a random five per cent sample of the Australian population and three waves of data have so far contributed to the ACLD from the 2006 Census, 2011 Census and 2016 Census.

The 2011-2016 ACLD is produced from a representative sample of over 1.2 million records from the 2011 Census brought together with corresponding records from the 2016 Census to form the 2011 Panel of the ACLD. The 2011 Panel includes new births and migrants since the 2006 Census, and is a rich source for exploring how Australian society has changed between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

This release provides in depth information about the sampling and linking methodologies, and linkage results.
2081.0Australians' journeys through life: Stories from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, 2011-2016
The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD) uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to build a rich longitudinal picture of Australian society. The ACLD can uncover new insights into the dynamics and transitions that drive social and economic change over time, and how these vary for diverse population groups and geographies.

The ACLD is a random five per cent sample of the Australian population and three waves of data have so far contributed to the ACLD from the 2006 Census, 2011 Census and 2016 Census.

The 2011-2016 ACLD is produced from a representative sample of over 1.2 million records from the 2011 Census brought together with corresponding records from the 2016 Census to form the 2011 Panel of the ACLD. The 2011 Panel includes new births and migrants since the 2006 Census, and is a rich source for exploring how Australian society has changed between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

This release highlights broad employment and education transitions from 2011 to 2016, and includes infographics and complementary Excel tables.
6427.0
Additional Information
Producer Price Indexes, Australia, December 2017
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 a stand-alone index. This will occur until the necessary systems and processes are in place to enable RTPI to be incorporated into the Stage of production (SOP) 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, 2017
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.

Wednesday 28 February 2018
4513.0Criminal Courts, Australia, 2016-17
Contains national information on defendants finalised in the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's criminal courts between 1 July and 30 June each year. Details are provided on the characteristics and outcomes of finalised defendants (including age, sex, Indigenous status, method of finalisation and principal offence committed), and the sentence outcomes associated with those proven guilty (including sentence type and sentence length) by the principal proven offence committed. Information is also presented for each state and territory, and for each of the three court levels.

Experimental data about defendants finalised for at least one family and domestic violence related offence are included in this publication for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 reference periods.
5678.0Venture Capital and Later Stage Private Equity, Australia, 2016-17
The survey provides details of Venture Capital and Later Stage Private Equity activity from Venture Capital and Later Stage Private Equity fund managers. The information includes: commitments and drawdowns by source of funds, assets and liabilities of the Venture Capital and Later Stage Private Equity investment vehicles; capital flows between the vehicles, investors and investee companies; and characteristics of venture capital investee companies.

Thursday 1 March 2018
5625.0Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, December 2017
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.

Friday 2 March 2018
No scheduled releases today.