ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Previously: Census of Manufacturing Establishments, Australia, Preliminary
Preliminary estimates from the annual manufacturing industry survey. Includes data covering: employment, wages and salaries; sales and service income; and industry value added classified by State and Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification subdivision.
It has been the practice of the ABS to release preliminary financial year data for the Manufacturing industry 9 months after the reference period in Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary (Cat. no. 8201.0). Commencing with the 2001-02 reference year, the ABS has adopted a new strategy for the annual economic collections, which includes the collection of data in respect of the Manufacturing industry. This new strategy involves a number of substantial changes, including the extensive use of business income tax data and the incorporation of data for non-employing (but operating) businesses. Because of these significant changes in the survey methodology, there will be no preliminary releases from these collections this year. Final results are still expected to be released in late 2003 and the release of preliminary data from these collections is expected to resume with the 2002-03 cycle.