8169.0 - Experimental Estimates for Australian Industry adjusted for Off-June Year Reporting, 2011-12  
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The estimates presented in this paper are classified by industry, in accordance with the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0).

The scope of the experimental estimates in this paper is based on the EAS, with further constraints imposed to match the scope of QBIS. For a detailed explanation of the scope and methodology of these surveys see Explanatory Notes for Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0) and Business Indicators (cat. no. 5676.0). In brief, the scope of the experimental estimates in this paper consists of all business entities on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register (ABSBR) operating in the Australian economy during the reference period, except for:

  • In most industries, entities classified to Standard Institutional Sector Classification of Australia (SISCA) Sector 3 General government. The one industry for which general government units are included is Water supply, sewerage and drainage services (ANZSIC Subdivision 28, within Division D Electricity, gas, water and waste);
  • Entities classified to ANZSIC Subdivision 96 Private households employing staff, ANZSIC Subdivision 75 Public administration and ANZSIC Subdivisions 76 Defence which are out of scope for EAS;
  • Entities classified to ANZSIC Subdivision 62 Finance and ANZSIC Subdivision 63 Insurance and superannuation funds which are not surveyed in EAS and ANZSIC Subdivision 64 Auxiliary finance and insurance services which are not included in Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0) tables; and
  • Entities classified to ANZSIC Division A Agriculture, forestry and fishing, and ANZSIC Subdivision 77 Public order, saftey and regulatory services which are not included in QBIS and as such no adjustments could be applied to the reporting dates for business classified to these industries.

While Education and training and Health care and social assistance (ANZSIC Divisions P and Q, respectively) are conceptually in scope of these analyses, QBIS only collects information on wages and salaries for these ANZSIC Divisions. Thus no adjustment has been applied to sales and service income, other expenses and inventories.

Additionally, entities with an employment size of less than 20 on the ABSBR are within scope of the experimental estimates, but are ineligible for adjustment. Data reported by these businesses still contribute to the estimates, but are not adjusted as part of the process described below. Such conditions of the methodology are explained in Chapter 4. The scope of off-June adjusted experimental estimates is summarised in Figure 2.1.

Diagram: Diagram showing the scope of the experimental estimates

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