1329.0 - Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2011-12  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/02/2013   
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This publication provides estimates of grape crush, wine production, wine inventories and domestic sales of Australian wine by Australian winemaking businesses for the 2011-12 financial year.


This issue of the publication was compiled based on a new survey methodology and contains fewer data series and the removal of the PDF download compared to previous releases.
The following data series that were previously released in this publication can be found in the following ABS releases:

Disaggregation of data by the volume of grapes crushed has also been removed from this publication due to changes made to the survey design. These changes have resulted in the estimates at these levels of disaggregation being potentially unreliable.

As a consequence of the changes to the survey design, the collection has changed from a partial coverage census to a sample survey and as such relative standard errors (RSEs) were calculated for all estimates and annotations have been applied where estimates should be interpreted with caution.

For more details on the change to the survey design and RSEs please refer to sections 3-10 and 14-17 of the Explanatory Notes respectively.

The change to the survey methodology has improved the coverage and representativeness of the collection. The impact of these changes are that the grape crush, wine production and inventories figures are estimated to be between 6.0% and 6.5% higher than what the 2010-11 survey methodology would have produced.


All sources cited refer to ABS data available on request.


Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.