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Within the context of the Portfolio Budget Statements, the ABS has two outputs: (i) Economic Statistics; and (ii) Population and Social Statistics. The table below provides, for 2002-03, a financial summary of ABS outputs and price of outputs against the budgeted figures, and also provides details for 2003-04. The full financial statements are provided in Chapter 8, while a detailed summary of outputs by program component is provided in Appendix 2. The ABS Budget is prepared under an accrual framework, consistent with the Commonwealth Government Budget requirements.
Table 1: FINANCIAL RESOURCES SUMMARY ($’000)
(b) Budget 2003-04 - Budget prior to additional estimates.
(c) The ABS does not administer any discretionary grants.
In terms of revenue raised from statistics, the ABS recorded more than a one-third improvement over 2001-02. The breakdown of revenue raised from various sources is shown below.
Table 2: REVENUE RAISED FROM OTHER SOURCES ($’000)
The table shows that the increase in revenue during 2002-03 can be attributed to the release of 2001 Census of Population and Housing data at the end of June 2002. Substantial increases were recorded against the Other Standard Products (notably, CDATA), Information Consultancy and Other Publications product groups. However, offsetting these gains were significant decreases in revenue from the Statistical Consultancy and Other Products and Services groups, together with smaller decreases in Publication Subscriptions and User Funded Surveys. Much of these decreases are consistent with the ABS policy of encouraging self-help facilities and intermediaries.