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GENERAL RELEASES

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Glossary of Statistical Geography Terminology, 2011
Local Government and ABS, March 2011
Quality Management of Statistical Outputs Produced From Administrative Data, March 2011
Research Paper: Business Innovation and the Use of Information and Communications Technology, Mar 2011
State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2010


Glossary of Statistical Geography Terminology, 2011 (cat. no. 1217.0.55.001) - released 04/03/11

This publication contains brief explanations and definitions of various geographical terms and classifications used in ABS products.

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Local Government and ABS, March 2011 (cat. no. 1376.0) - released 07/03/11

This biannual newsletter is aimed at helping Local Government clients discover and use ABS statistics for planning and other community servicing needs.

In this issue, case studies are used to show how data from the latest Wage and Salary Earner Statistics for Small Areas release and the National Regional Profile can be used to explore the characteristics of Local Government Areas.

Other feature articles include an update on Local Government Finance and information on the ASGS. News about Census Collector job opportunities are also in this issue.

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Quality Management of Statistical Outputs Produced From Administrative Data, March 2011 (cat. no. 1522.0) - released 22/03/11

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's official statistical agency and is committed to leading a high quality statistical service to assist and encourage quality informed decision making. As part of this service the ABS is committed to providing leadership in quality management of statistical processes.

National statistical agencies need to find new and improved ways of acquiring information about their target populations to reduce respondent burden, maximise available data usage and find efficiencies in the use of taxpayers' money. This has led to the use of information that is collected for purposes other than that of a statistical nature. This type of information is often obtained from records or transactional data from government agencies, businesses or non-profit organisations which use the information for administrative purposes.

This paper provides information on managing the quality of statistics produced from administrative data. It focusses on some principles and best practices to assist in the management of the acquisition of administrative data.

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Research Paper: Business Innovation and the Use of Information and Communications Technology, Mar 2011 (cat. no. 1351.0.55.033) - released 03/03/11

The study uses data from the ABS Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) to examine the association between the intensity of use of information and communications technology (ICT) by businesses, and innovation. The types of innovation considered include product, process, organisational and marketing innovations.

The analysis finds a strong relationship between ICT intensity and innovative activity at the firm level. Businesses which use sophisticated types of ICT are significantly more likely to undertake innovation of any type. The more intense ICT users are likely to undertake more types of innovation, more novel innovations and are more likely to develop the innovations internally. The relationship between ICT and innovative activity holds when controlling for a range of other business characteristics, such as employment size and industry division.

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State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2010 (cat. no. 1367.2) - released 21/02/11

Data available at the following geographic levels: State and territory; Local Government Area; Major Statistical Region; Tourism Region

State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (SRIV) is a quarterly publication that contains recently released statistical information about Victoria and its regions. Data is sourced from ABS and non-ABS collections. It provides measures according to a triple bottom line of economic, social and environment elements.

The December 2010 issue of SRIV includes:
  • Animated Trade Pyramids for Victoria
  • Feature Article: Underemployment: A Victorian Perspective
  • Spotlight On: Recent fertility trends in Victoria
  • Spotlight On: Understanding and using time series estimates
A number of regular sections, for example Construction, Tourism, and Trade, also provide recent Victorian-level data. This is the final issue of the publication.

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