1218.0 - Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA), 2002  
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Contents >> Chapter 1: Introduction >> Structure of this publication

Structure of this publication

1.9. A complete understanding of statistical classifications requires an understanding of the standard statistical units to which the classifications are applied. Statistical units are the basic entities about which information is recorded. The statistical units to which the ABS economic sector classifications are applied have been revised and the new definitions are described in Chapter 2.

1.10. The SISCA is the subject of Chapter 3. The SISCA is the central classification in the system of economic sector classifications, and most of the other sector classifications can be related to, or derived from, the SISCA.

1.11. The remainder of the economic sector classifications are discussed in Chapter 4. The classifications discussed are as follows:

      Level of government
      BOP sector
      Direct investment enterprise/other enterprise
      Direct investor/other investor

1.12. Appendix 1 comprises a complete list of the sector classifications discussed in this publication. Appendixes 2-3 provide decision tables that illustrate the processes applied by the ABS in allocating statistical units to some economic sectors. Appendixes 4-6 illustrate ways in which the Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA) are combined in the presentation of ABS economic statistics. Appendix 7 contains a series of concordances that provide links between the 1998 SISCA and the 1987 version, and between the 1998 SISCA and the institutional sector classification in SNA93. A glossary of the main terms used in the SESCA is provided at the end of this publication.

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