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Environment Indicators Survey 2012-13
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Welcome to online help for the Environment Indicators Survey (EIS) 2012-13.

This page contains information designed to assist businesses/organisations understand and complete the questions asked on the EIS 2012-13. For general information about participation in business surveys, please refer to Business Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For further information on ABS run surveys, please refer to the ABS Surveys Charter, 2010 which specifies the standards involved in all our surveys.


Environment Indicators is a new survey. It is related to, but separate from, the Energy, Water and Environment Survey (EWES). EWES is conducted every three years, with EIS being conducted in the intervening two years. EIS data will be used to draw the EWES benchmark estimates forward for selected data items and for selected industries.

The content of EIS is an abridged version of the EWES questionnaire - specifically, data items such as electricity generation, capital expenditure, air emissions, state splits and finer level breakdowns have been removed. However, new waste questions (not asked on EWES) have been added to meet emerging stakeholder requirements.

Data will be published in Energy Account, Australia (cat. no. 4604.0), Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0), and assist in the development of a new Waste Account.


For Environment Indicator Survey related questions please see the Survey Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


For help using the online survey tool (eSurvey) please see eSurvey Help.


The following ABS publications present related information on energy, water and the environment:

In addition, the following publications present economy-wide industry data:


ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated; without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


For further assistance in completing the Environment Indicators Survey, please contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Freecall (excluding mobile phones) 1800 882 362.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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