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Tuesday 20 February 2018
8165.0Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2013 to June 2017
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 21 February 2018
6345.0Wage Price Index, Australia, December 2017
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 2017
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 22 February 2018
4324.0.55.001Microdata: Australian Health Survey, National Health Survey, 2014-15
Replacement ContentA comment `not recommended for use due to coding issues' was added to data item `Number of times saw doctor or other health care professional about feelings in last 4 weeks'
4363.0National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2014-15
Replacement ContentA comment `not recommended for use due to coding issues' was added to data item `Number of times saw doctor or other health care professional about feelings in last 4 weeks'
4363.0.55.001Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13
Replacement ContentA comment `not recommended for use due to coding issues' was added to data item `Number of times saw doctor or other health care professional about feelings in last 4 weeks'
6291.0.55.001Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, January 2018
A range of Labour Force related Excel spreadsheets and Excel pivot tables. 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 pivot tables contain more detailed and cross classified original data than the spreadsheets.
6302.0Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, November 2017
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 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
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.
8172.0.55.001Microdata: Management and Organisational Capabilities of Australian Business, 2015-16
First IssueThis 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.