ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of the Australian Mining industry in 2014-15. These estimates are compiled from the Economic Activity Survey (EAS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) based on current prices. Measures of gross value added (GVA) for all industries are available as part of the Australian System of National Accounts, 2014-15 (cat. no. 5204.0). For more information on the scope of the collection for the EAS please refer to paragraphs 6-21 of the Explanatory Notes in Australian Industry.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).
Estimates of employment are at end June.
The data collected in the Economic Activity Survey (EAS) generally represent the 12 month period ended 30 June. However, where businesses are unable to provide data on this basis, an alternate, or Off-June year accounting period is used. As a result, in some instances estimates may reflect trading conditions occurring outside of the published reference year. This issue particularly affects the Mining industry.
For information about off-June adjusted estimates, see the Off-June Year adjusted estimates Technical Note in the Australian Industry publication.
For current off-June adjusted estimates, see the Off-June adjusted estimates datacube in the Australian Industry publication.
CHANGES TO EAS DATA COLLECTION
Improvements were made in the collection of capital expenditure data in the EAS 2014-15 to meet National Accounts requirements. The level of detail collected for Capital work done for own use and Capital expenditure and disposals of assets was expanded and will continue in the future. Please refer to the Glossary in this issue for further details.
We are currently looking for ways to improve the type and format of information we provide to users, and would welcome any comments and suggestions regarding future releases of Mining Operations (cat. no. 8415.0) and Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0). These comments should be sent to email@example.com, or addressed to the Director, Annual Industry Statistics Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 2796Y, Melbourne, VIC 3001.