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Friday 15 December 2017
No scheduled releases today.

Monday 18 December 2017
3415.0
Additional Information
Migrant Data Matrices, 2017
Additional data cubes are being released which include migrant related data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and the 2016 Marriages and Divorces collection. New links to other recently released ABS migrant data have also been included.
6238.0Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, July 2016 to June 2017
This publication presents information on retirement for people aged 45 years and over. For those who are still in the labour force, information is available about current job and retirement intentions. For those not in the labour force and have retired, data items include: age at retirement; reason retired; income sources in retirement, and use of any lump sum payments.
6238.0.55.001Microdata: Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Retirement and Retirement Intentions, 2016-17
The following microdata products are available from the Barriers & Incentives to Labour Force Participation and Retirement & Retirement Intentions Survey: - Survey TableBuilder

Apply online for access to these products at
www.abs.gov.au/about/microdata

These products provide data on labour force characteristics, the potential labour force and the characteristics of that potential labour force. It also contains data on retirement trends, the factors which influence decisions to retire, and the income arrangements that retirees and potential retirees have made to provide for their retirement. 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 respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

Approved users can combine labour force characteristics with Barriers & Incentives data to obtain a better understanding of the factors that influence people to participate (more) in the labour force and the hours they work. The Retirement & Retirement Intentions data can be used to obtain a better understanding of retirement trends and issues facing older Australians.
9314.0Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, November 2017
Contains monthly information on sales of new motor vehicles in each state/territory sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Data are provided in original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimated terms. Sales data are available for passenger vehicles, sports utility vehicles, other vehicles and total vehicles at the state/territory and national levels.

Tuesday 19 December 2017
1233.0
Replacement Content
Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) - Electronic Publication, January 2017
Table 6 will be updated to incorporate a new subheading note to better define cane sugar exports in Chapter 17.

Tables 2, 8, and 24 will be updated to incorporate changes to the revised list of chemicals controlled under the International Chemical Weapons Convention.
6239.0
Replacement Content
Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2016 to June 2017
A discrepency occured between data in the conceptual framework and the summary of findings. This issue has been resolved and updated in this release.
6401.0
Additional Information
Consumer Price Index, Australia, September 2017
This feature article summarises enhancements to the Australian CPI.

The ABS continues to be at the forefront of developments in methods and data sources in order to reflect the contemporary economy and consumer preferences when measuring price changes faced by Australian households.

After extensive research and consultation the ABS is now in a position to implement aspects of its program to Enhance the Australian CPI. This will occur in the December quarter 2017 release of the Consumer Price Index, Australia (6401.0).
6530.0
Additional Information
Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Summary of Results, 2015-16
Release of Social Transfers in Kind; States and Territories Household Characteristics; Classifications of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP) and Income, Expenditure and Low Economic Resource Households data.

Wednesday 20 December 2017
4234.0Work-Related Training and Adult Learning, Australia, 2016-17
This publication provides a range of information about participation in formal and non-formal learning, with a particular focus on work-related training.

Along with general demographic, educational and employment characteristics, the data available includes the participation rates for non-formal learning, the reasons for participation, the time spent and personal costs incurred. Information is also collected on the barriers that prevent some people from undertaking non-formal learning.

The data are available in Excel spreadsheet format.
5204.0
Replacement Content
Australian System of National Accounts, 2016-17
Selected tables will be re-released to incorporate updated data. This re-release has been delayed from the originally advised date of 14 December to align with the release of the September quarter 2017 publication of Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth (cat. no. 5232.0).
5232.0Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth, September 2017
Contains quarterly data for: national, sectoral and subsectoral financial accounts (flows) and balance sheets by financial instruments and counterparties; national, sectoral and subsectoral capital accounts; financial instrument market tables by sectors and subsectors issuing/accepting/borrowing by counterparties; demand for credit and credit outstanding by non-financial domestic sectors and subsectors; household balance sheet and associated analytical measures of income, consumption, saving and wealth; and household housing loans outstanding by lending institution. All estimates are in current prices, and the capital accounts are presented in original, seasonal adjusted and trend terms.
5489.0
Replacement Content
International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2015
Imports and exports classifications in Appendices 6.1 and 6.2 will be updated with additional information to incorporate multiple classification changes, including:

- changes to import and export statistical codes from 1 January 2018 to incorporate the revised list of chemicals controlled under the International Chemical Weapons Convention; - changes to import statistical codes from 1 January 2018 to enable the classification of specific cooked pork products; - changes to import statistical codes as a result of the Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposal and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (opened in September 2017); and - changes to import statistical codes from 1 January 2018 under the 7606 heading to enable the classification aluminium composite panels with polyethylene.

Thursday 21 December 2017
6291.0.55.001Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, November 2017
A range of Excel spreadsheets and pivot tables. (Previously published SuperTABLE datacubes were discontinued after the July 2017 release, they have been replaced with 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.
6291.0.55.003Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, November 2017
A range of quarterly Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables and SuperTABLE data cubes. Super TABLE data cubes will be discontinued after the August 2017 release. The quarterly 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 quarterly data cubes and pivot tables contain more detailed and cross classified original data than the spreadsheets.

Friday 22 December 2017
No scheduled releases today.