ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This 1983 edition of the Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC) has been prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for use in the collection, compilation and publication of its statistics. The ABS encourages other organisations to use this Classification in their own statistical work in order to improve the comparability and usefulness of statistics generally.
This edition of the Classification updates the 1978 edition of ASIC with regard to industries in Division G, Transport and storage and the units concepts and rules set out in Chapter 3. In preparing the updated edition the ABS has carried out an extensive review of the transport industries, involving a substantial programme of empirical investigation and analytical work.
Work is now proceeding on a review of the other industries in the Classification and any submissions or suggestions for revisions would be welcomed. On current plans the next edition of the ASIC is expected to be issued in 1989.
The introductory Chapter 1 provides a summary description of the Classification and also contains a key which outlines the main differences between the 1978 and the 1983 editions of the ASIC. A fuller understanding of the Classification may be gained by reading the more detailed material provided in Chapters 2 to 6. Any inquiries about the Classification should be addressed to the Classification Section of the ABS in Canberra.
This publication has been converted from older electronic formats and does not necessarily have the same appearance and functionality as later releases.
Related to: Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC), Volume 2 (cat. no. 1202.0)
Continued by: Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0)