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Friday 28 April 2017
6427.0Producer Price Indexes, Australia, March 2017
Contains a range of producer price indexes. Firstly, economy-wide indexes are presented within a Stage of Production (SOP) framework, followed by a set of stand-alone measures relating to specific industries within the Australian economy (selected mining, manufacturing, construction and services industries).
6524.0.55.002Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2011-2015
The information in this release has been sourced from the Australian Tax Office (ATO), as published in their Taxation Statistics publication.

This release presents regional data on the number of income earners, amounts they receive, and the distribution of income in the 2010-11 to 2014-15 financial years for the following categories: employee income, own unincorporated business income, investment income, superannuation and annuities, other income (income not allocated to other income categories and also excluding Government pensions and allowances), and total income (sum of the above income categories).

These statistics provide insights into the nature of regional economies and the economic well-being of the people who live there. Data can be found by accessing the 'Downloads' tab located in the menu bar on this page.

Information is presented for a variety of geographies, including Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Area Level 2s (SA2) and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA).

When interpreting these results, it should be noted that some low income earners, for example those receiving Government pensions and allowances, or those who earned below the tax free threshold (which rose from $6,000 to $18,200 in 2012-13), may not be present in the data, as they may not be required to lodge personal tax forms. Others may not lodge a tax return even if required, therefore care should be taken in interpreting the data as well as comparing the data in this publication to other income data produced by the ABS. For further information on these data, please refer to the Explanatory Notes.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics wishes to acknowledge the support of the ATO in compiling these statistics.

Monday 1 May 2017
6333.0Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015
Replacement ContentCorrection to data in relation to whether usually worked on weekdays, weekends or both in Datacube 7. Associated commentary in the key findings will also be updated.

Tuesday 2 May 2017
6333.0Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2016
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, 2016
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.

Wednesday 3 May 2017
6467.0Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, March 2017
These Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) are designed to measure the impact of price change on the disposable incomes of selected household types. The four household types that have been identified as being appropriate for the construction of these living cost indexes are employee households, age pensioner households, other government transfer recipient households, and self-funded retiree households.

The Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI) is a measure of the effect of changes in price on the out-of-pocket living expenses of age pensioner households and other government transfer recipient households. The PBLCI is used by the government to inform policy decisions relating to the indexation of base pension rates.

The Selected Living Cost Indexes have been constructed using an outlays approach, compared with an acquisitions approach which is used in the CPI to measure price inflation over time for the household sector as a whole.

Thursday 4 May 2017
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, March 2017
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.

Friday 5 May 2017
4655.0Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts, 2017
The 2017 edition of Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts (AEEA) is the fourth release of this publication. It brings together all ABS environmental accounts into one place to create a broad and cohesive picture of environmental stocks and flows of relevance to the Australian socio-economy. This publication responds to the growing demand for integrated environmental-economic information and reflects a growing maturity within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) environmental statistics program.

Note that different time series lengths exist for different elements of these accounts. This reflects the presently developmental nature of ABS environmental-economic accounts.