5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2007   
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Telstra Corporation was effectively privatised on 20 November 2006. For the purposes of ABS statistics this change from public to private sector is effective from March quarter 2007. For more detailed explanation of the privatisation impact on ABS statistics please see the Information Paper: Treatment of Telstra in ABS statistics (cat. no. 8102.0) released 26 February 2007.


A Spotlight on National Accounts focused on the Household saving ratio was released on 15 May. Spotlights present analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics covered within the National Accounts. They draw on data from National Accounts publications and other ABS and non-ABS data sources. The key purpose of this publication is to raise awareness of the National Accounts data, concepts, methods, so that users will be able to use it more effectively. The content of the publication is aimed at a relatively non-technical level and is easy to read.


On 11 May the ABS released its official Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Australia. It measures the contribution of Tourism to the Australian economy in 2005-06. The emphasis in the TSA is on the measurement of tourism consumption and the size of the tourism industry, including its contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). Within the TSA publication, a number of key economic measures associated with tourism are able to be identified. These include:

  • tourism gross value added
  • tourism GDP
  • the tourism share of the value-added of major tourism related industries (such as accommodation, restaurants and cafes, air and water transportation)
  • total household and business tourism consumption by type of products; consumption by overseas visitors
  • employment generated by tourism.

Together, these data form an integrated set of statistics on tourism products within the framework of the international standards, System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93). The publication contains a description of tourism concepts, data sources and methods used to compile tourism estimates for the update year, as well as a glossary of definitions of tourism related national accounting terms. It also provides a tourism products and industries concordance with Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC) and Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

INPUT - OUTPUT TABLES PRODUCT DETAILS (cat. no. 5215.0.55.001)

This publication presents information on supply and usage by detailed product item based on the 2001-02 Input-Output Product Classification (IOPC). A separate publication Australian National Accounts, Input-Output Tables - Electronic Publication (cat. no. 5209.0.55.001) provides a comprehensive range of input-output flow and coefficient tables.

This product shows details regarding Australian Production, imports, intermediate usage, final usage, exports, margins and taxes less subsidies on products and margins for each Input-Output product. There are over 1,000 input-output products classified to the industry from which each originates such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction.


The Australian National Accounts - Financial Accounts publication, last released on 30 March 2007, provides quarterly estimates of the financial flows between sectors of the domestic economy and with the rest of the world. In addition, the publication provides estimates of the financial assets and liabilities owned by each sector and various sub-sectors at the end of each quarter. Other key estimates within the publication include the demand for credit by non-financial domestic sectors during the quarter, and their corresponding levels of credit outstanding. The next issue of the Financial Accounts publication will be released on 29 June 2007.