5206.0.55.005 - Information paper: Upcoming changes to spreadsheet series IDs in National Income, Expenditure and Product, Jul 2016  
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SUMMARY OF CHANGES


INTRODUCTION

This information paper describes the upcoming changes to the product Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). Commencing June quarter 2016, there will be changes to series IDs within a number of time series spreadsheets containing Compensation of employees and Income series. There will also be minor changes to the data item description for some of these series within the time series spreadsheets. There will be no impact on estimates or the quality of estimates.

The June quarter 2016 will be the first issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0) to include these changes, scheduled for release on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

This information paper includes a concordance to the new series IDs and data item description labels. In addition, mock-ups of the new time series spreadsheets are also available.


BACKGROUND

A series ID is a unique identifier that represents a specific data item. Every data item available in the suite of time series spreadsheets has a corresponding unique series ID. As part of ongoing system improvements the ABS has updated a small number of changes to series IDs. There will be no impact on estimates or the quality of estimates.

To assist with a streamlined transition, users that rely on either series IDs or data item descriptions to load or reference data may wish to use the provided mock-ups to test these changes. This will ensure the appropriate data item is being referenced and loaded correctly.

KEY CHANGES

Changes to series identifiers and data item descriptions

A number of series ID changes relating to Compensation of employees and Income series will be occurring with the June quarter 2016 issue. These changes only affect the series IDs within the time series spreadsheets and will have no impact on the tables included in the PDF file. There will also be minor changes to the data item description for some of these series within the time series spreadsheets. These changes are in relation to the capitalisation of letters and the addition of an extra space between characters. There will be no changes to the layout or content of the time series spreadsheets.

Previews of the new time series spreadsheets are located in the Downloads tab. There are no further changes to series IDs or data item descriptions in other time series spreadsheets, and as such they have not been included.

Table 1. Index of time series spreadsheets impacted

Time series spreadsheet table number and nameTime series spreadsheet file nameNumber of series IDs changingNumber of data item descriptions changing

Table 11. National Income Account, Current prices5206011_National_Income_Account.xls6 of 57
Table 13. Non-Financial Corporations Income Account, Current prices5206013_NFC_Income.xls90 of 90
Table 14. Private Non-Financial Corporations Income Account, Current prices5206014_PriNFC_Income.xls87 of 87
Table 15. Public Non-Financial Corporations Income Account, Current prices5206015_PubNFC_Income.xls87 of 87
Table 16. Financial Corporations Income Account, Current prices5206016_FC_Income.xls87 of 87
Table 18. National General Government Income Account, Current prices5206018_Nat_Gen_Govt_Income_Account.xls74 of 11110 of 111
Table 19. State and Local General Government Income Account, Current prices5206019_StateLocal_Gen_Govt_Income_Account.xls64 of 964 of 96
Table 20. Household Income Account, Current prices5206020_Household_Income.xls27 of 117
Table 44. Compensation of Employees, State by Sector: Current prices5206044_State_COE_Summary.xls54 of 5454 of 54