4602.0.55.005 - Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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Quality declaration - summary

Institutional environment

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.


Relevance

The Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 (cat. no. 4602.0.55.005) is part of a set of environmental-economic accounts produced by the ABS. It consists of supply and use tables (collectively referred to as flow tables) for physical volumes and related monetary information. The aim of this publication is to integrate data from different sources into a consolidated information set making it possible to link physical data on waste to economic data. Environmental-economic accounts can facilitate analyses of a range of issues including a broader assessment of the consequences of economic growth and implications of environmental policy measures across sectors (for example, regulation, charges and incentives).

This publication was developed using the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). The SEEA was adopted as an international statistical standard in 2012. Environmental accounts extend the boundaries of the System of National Accounts (SNA) framework to include environmental resources, which occur outside the economic production and asset boundaries measured by the SNA.


Timeliness

The Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 (cat. no. 4602.0.55.005) was compiled using ABS and non-ABS data sources (see Explanatory Notes) from varying reference periods based on availability and quality. The baseline year of the physical supply/use tables is 2016-17 (financial year).


Accuracy

Data for the Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 (cat. no. 4602.0.55.005) were obtained from a range of ABS and Commonwealth agency sources. These sources have varying degrees of consistency and reliability. Where possible comparisons were made with other available data sources. For more information please see Explanatory Notes.


Coherence

The Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 (cat. no. 4602.0.55.005) and is based on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) framework. Where possible comparisons were made with other available data sources.


Interpretability

The Main Findings section provides extensive analysis and commentary. This section uses commentary and graphs to guide reader understanding and interpretation of the detailed data tables. The Explanatory Notes provide further guidance on the data used; along with links to supporting environmental accounts publications for further information on concepts, methodologies and data sources.


Accessibility

The data contained in this publication comprise the full detail of data compiled for the Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2016-17 and as such it would not be possible to provide any further information beyond what is presented in the publication. Tables contained in this publication are available in spreadsheet format in the downloads tab. For more detail on the publication please contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.