5.33. Special data services are provided for users who require more detailed or specialised data than can be efficiently provided in publications. They usually take the form of special hard-copy tables (clerical or computer tabulations), input or output data listings, and data supplied on floppy disks or by electronic transfer. Special data services are tailored to the user's specific requirements and are made available for a fee.
5.34. An indication of the maximum level of output detail that may be available can be obtained from appendix 3 which outlines GFS classification codes and the associated classification descriptors. This information is provided to assist users who require access to the statistical coding structure in order to frame requests for data beyond those contained in regular publications of the ABS.
5.35. When using the information in appendix 3, readers should note that not all GFS classifications apply to all institutional sectors and that subsidiary classifications only apply to some ETF codes. In particular:
- the following ETF categories apply exclusively to general government: 111, 1133, 1134, 1146, 1212, 1223, 1242, 1243, 1261, 2111;
- the following ETF categories apply exclusively to public non-financial and financial corporations: 1263, 1264, 1265, 1267, 2591;
- certain GPC subgroups are only applicable to particular transactions—for example, GPC 341 ‘Public debt transactions’ only applies to ETF 1262 ‘Interest expense other than nominal interest on unfunded superannuation’;
- there are restrictions on the applicability of tax codes according to level of government—for example, personal income taxes (item 111 in the taxes classification) only applies to the Commonwealth Government, while local government taxation revenue is restricted to taxes on immovable property (item 31);
- the state of activity classification applies only to Commonwealth Government transactions classified to ETFs 1241, 1251, 2311, and 2312.