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Friday 30 September 2016
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Monday 3 October 2016
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Tuesday 4 October 2016
5609.0.55.004
First Issue
Information Paper: Changes to ABS First Home Buyer Statistics, Australia, 2016
Data on loans to first home buyers are published Table 9 in Housing Finance, Australia (catalogue .no 5609.0), and this data had been modelled since the December 2014 issue to correct for under-reporting. This Information Paper explains the discontinuation of using the model detailed in Information Paper: Changes to the method of estimating loan commitments to first home buyers, 2015 (catalogue no. 5609.0.55.003), as a result of improved reporting by lenders. It also details the effect of commencing the use of enumerated data from the August 2016 issue.
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, August 2016
Provides the number and value of dwelling units approved by sector (public/private) and by state, number and value of new houses, new other residential dwelling units approved by type of building, and the number and value of non-residential building jobs approved by type of building (i.e. by function such as 'retail and wholesale trade', 'offices') and value ranges. State data includes the number of private sector houses approved; number and value of new other residential dwellings by type of building such as flats, units or apartments in a building of one or two storeys; number and value of non-residential building jobs by type of building and sector; and for Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, the total number of dwelling units approved broken down by Houses, Dwellings Excluding Houses and Total Dwelling Units. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates by state are included for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved. The quarterly value of building approved is shown in chain volume measure terms. Small geographic area data cubes are presented for Statistical Areas Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Small area data cubes will be released in an "Additional information" release five business days after the main publication.

Wednesday 5 October 2016
8153.0Internet Activity, Australia, June 2016
Contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia with more than 1,000 subscribers. It includes information on internet subscribers by type of connection, by type of user (business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the advertised speed of the internet connection and the location of the subscriber (by state or territory).
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, August 2016
Contains monthly estimates of turnover for retail establishments. Trend, seasonally adjusted and original estimates are included for industry groups and states and Australia in current price terms. More detailed current price data classified by state and industry sub group are available from the downloads tab on the ABS website

Thursday 6 October 2016
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, August 2016
Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on, international trade in goods and services (balance of payments basis) in both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms. Longer term graphs are provided, in seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms, for the goods and services aggregates, and the balance on goods and services. In addition it provides more detailed commodity statistics for both goods and services in original terms, with goods provided on balance of payments and international trade basis, together with year-to-date information. More detailed services statistics, in seasonally adjusted and trend terms on a monthly basis as well as original terms on a quarterly basis are also provided. Merchandise imports and exports are provided at one and two digit SITC level with selected commodities at three digit level. Merchandise trade data are provided by country and by state. Data on exchange rates and analytical comments are included.
7218.0.55.001Livestock and Meat, Australia, August 2016
This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0). Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.

Friday 7 October 2016
1407.0.55.001ABS.Stat Beta: Web Browser, User Guide
ABS.Stat Beta is a free, interactive, online tool that presents ABS aggregated data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way. The web browser interface allows you to view, query, customise and download data to your own requirements.

This user guide will help you understand how to use the ABS.Stat Beta web browser, including how to find a dataset, view associated metadata, search for and select variables, customise tables, and export data.

This version includes information on user interface changes and the new Developer API, a RESTful web service that delivers data in JSON format.

The user guide will be updated from time to time as ABS adds further functionality to the system.
1407.0.55.002ABS.Stat Beta: Web Services, User Guide
ABS.Stat Beta is a free, interactive, online tool that presents ABS data in a searchable, flexible and dynamic way.

ABS.Stat includes web services that deliver data in machine-readable formats using the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) standard. This allows machine-to-machine processes to access and share the data in ABS.Stat.

This user guide provides information on how to access and use ABS.Stat web services, including information on accessing RESTful web services to deliver data in JSON or XML formats.

The user guide will be updated from time to time as ABS adds further functionality to the system.