5232.0.55.002 - Information Paper: Changes to Products Associated with Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Mar 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2005   
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This information paper advises users of proposed changes to the products associated with "Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers" (cat. no. 5232.0.40.001).

The existing products used to disseminate data each quarter are the publication (in Acrobat PDF format) and AusStats tables for Table 1 and Table 2 (in Lotus 1-2-3 WKS format).

From June 2005, the publication (in Acrobat format) for Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers will be discontinued. The commentary contained in this publication will be released as a Main Features on the ABS website. The three tables contained in this publication will be produced as three Austats tables in the new Microsoft Excel XLS format. These three AusStats tables will replace the existing AusStats tables for Table 1 and Table 2 in Lotus 1-2-3 WKS format.

A concordance between the current publication tables and the proposed new AusStats tables (in Microsoft Excel XLS format) is included below. As a result of these changes, a new AusStats table (Table 3 Total Loan Assets, Loans to Households and Loans to Private Non-financial Corporations) is included in the June 2005 issue.

Also attached below are links to each new table providing a view of the proposed new format of the table.

To reflect these format changes, the catalogue number of this product will be 5232.0.55.001 from the June 2005 issue, which will be released on 26 August 2005.

The new product provides a range of benefits for time series clients including:

  • longer time series (we can now provide more than 255 observations in a single series) are presented in columns in accordance with Time Series analysis conventions
  • consistent and complete series metadata is provided for every series displayed
  • a readily recognised file format (Excel) that will 'auto launch' in most business IT environments
  • built in features on which clients can base reliable processing systems.

The new format files can be opened, read and manipulated using Excel 5.0/95 (or equivalent), however, some features will not be available unless you have Excel 97 (or better).


For further information or if you have any queries about the change or related statistics, contact Kevin Yeadon on (02) 6252 6255.