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Review of Australian Information and Communications Technology Statistics
It is proposed that the ICT Statistics Review will also consider and provide feedback on the definitions used for key terms and will encompass discussion on digital technology’s impact on both the economy and social well-being.
The ICT Statistics Review invites open submissions from those with interests in the field, including key stakeholders across Federal and State government, industry, community and academia (Discussion Paper). The ICT review is expected to be completed by the end of June 2015.
Reviewing innovation content for 2014-15 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS)
It should be noted that as resources available for the BCS are fixed and there is requirement for the ABS to minimise or reduce provider load, new questions cannot be added without the removal or amendment of existing content. Final content for the BCS will take into consideration the development work as well as the priority information needs of key stakeholders.
For the 2014-15 reference period, the BCS survey will be in the field from October 2015 to March 2016, with results published progressively from June 2016.
Outputs from the growth centres component of the BCS will be released from June 2015.
For the 2012-13 BCS the Department of Industry and Science funded a small additional sample to produce statistics on innovation in the medical devices industry. These statistics were published as an Appendix to Innovation in Australian Business, 2012-13 (cat. no. 8158.0) released in August 2014.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014 (NATSISS)
The 2014 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) will be the third in a series of regular 6 yearly social surveys of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Enumeration is ongoing through to March 2015.
From an innovation and technology subject perspective, the NATSISS is collecting data on whether a person:
The NATSISS is part of an established program of Indigenous statistics collected by ABS to monitor the social wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It was established in 1994 as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS). In 2002, the NATSIS was divided into the NATSISS and the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), which are conducted on a six yearly basis, alternating every three years. Although the NATSISS and NATSIHS focus in different areas, both contain some overlapping content allowing this data to be reported every 3 years.
NATSISS topic domains cover all social subject matter areas, and the survey provides key information on a range of socio economic indicators for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is relied on to provide indicators of progress in a range of high level reporting on Closing the Gap initiatives.
OECD Measuring the Digital Economy - A New Perspective
The growing role of the digital economy in daily life has heightened demand for new data and measurement tools. Internationally comparable and timely statistics combined with robust cross-country analyses are crucial to strengthen the evidence base for digital economy policy making, particularly in a context of rapid change. In December 2014, the OECD Measuring the Digital Economy - A New Perspective was released. This publication presents indicators traditionally used to monitor the information society and complements them with experimental indicators that provide insight into areas of policy interest. The key objectives of this publication are to highlight measurement gaps and propose actions to advance the measurement agenda.
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014
The latest issue of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook was released in November 2014. This release reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, and performance in more than 45 economies, including OECD countries and major emerging economies. The report draws on the latest OECD work on science and innovation policy analysis and measurement.
This release is published in alternative years to the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Scoreboard which is next due for release in the second half of 2015. The STI scoreboard shows how OECD and partner economies are performing in a wide range of areas to help governments design more effective and efficient policies and monitor progress towards their desired goals.
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