ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The estimates in this release cover the performance of selected industries compiled from the annual Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and expressed in current prices. Measures of gross value added (GVA) for all industries are available as part of the Australian System of National Accounts, 2015-16 (cat. no. 5204.0). The national accounts estimates include businesses classified to industries not in scope of the Economic Activity Survey. This includes Financial and insurance services, as well as most of the General Government sector. For more information on the scope of the EAS, please refer to the Explanatory Notes in this release. For more information on the method used to produce EAS estimates, see the Estimation Methodology Technical Note in this issue.
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 this issue.
For current off-June adjusted estimates, see the 'Off-June adjusted estimates' data cube in this issue.
The ABS conducts a rotating program of detailed industry surveys. For the 2015-16 financial year, the ABS undertook surveys into the Professional, scientific and technical services (ANZSIC Division M) and the Film, Television and Digital games industries. Detailed results and a separate page and data cube in respect of the Professional, scientific and technical services industry are included in this issue. Results for the Film, Television and Digital games industry will be included in the Film, Television and Digital Games, Australia (cat. no. 8679.0) publication, due to be released 15 June 2017. For 2016-17, the ABS will be conducting a survey of the Administrative and support services (ANZSIC Division N) and the Rental, hiring and real estate services (ANZSIC Division L) industries and these results are expected to be released in mid 2018.
Additional commentary and data are released each year for the Mining industry. In previous years this additional information has been published separately in Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0). From the 2015-16 issue, Mining Operations will no longer be published, and is now included as part of Australian Industry.
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