1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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National Income and Production Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 6711


The Australian System of National Accounts (ASNA) are designed to provide a systematic summary of national economic activity. The Australian system of national accounts includes national income, expenditure, product accounts, financial accounts, the national balance sheet, input-output tables and satellite accounts. At their summary level, the national accounts reflect key economic flows - production, the distribution of incomes across sectors, consumption, saving and investment. At their more detailed level, they are designed to present a statistical picture of the structure of the economy and the detailed processes that make up domestic production and its distribution.


The National Accounts refer to the overall Australian economy.
The smallest region used in the National Accounts is state/territory. Estimates for each state/territory can be found in Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (ABS cat. no. 5220.0). National Accounts estimates of economic activity are not available for any other geographical region.

Reference Period

Financial quarters ending March, June, September, and December.

Frequency of Collection

Quarterly. Published estimates are subject to revision for several quarters after their first publication.

Method of collection

Some specific purpose surveys are run for National Accounts purposes. Other data are drawn from a range of relevant collections and sources.


Release schedule

The quarterly publication,
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product is released approximately two months after the end of the reference quarter. The Australian System of National Accounts and 'Australian National Accounts: State Accounts' are published annually in November.


Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS cat. no. 5206.0)
Australian System of National Accounts (ABS cat. no. 5204.0)
Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (ABS cat. no. 5220.0)
Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5216.0)


Data are available for Australia, states and territories.

Other information

Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia (ABS cat. no. 5518.0.55.001).


Aggregates for education
Industry gross value added
Labour input and Labour productivity, by industry
Government final consumption expenditure
Household final consumption expenditure
Total factor income
Consumption of fixed capital
Compensation of employees
Private gross fixed capital formation
General government gross fixed capital formation
Public corporations gross fixed capital formation
Capital stock by industry

Historical Data

Estimates for Education are available from September quarter 1974 onwards.