Summary of methods
The Australian Defence Industry Account (ADIA) is a satellite account that measures the direct economic contribution of the defence industry to the Australian economy. The account has been compiled, as far as possible, with standard satellite accounting principles, that are aligned with the concepts and structures of the System of National Accounts (SNA).
The account presents estimates of Gross Value Added (GVA) for the Australian defence industry to the Australian economy disaggregated by state, industry division, sector, and type of legal organisation (TOLO). GVA is calculated from information provided to the ABS by the Defence Finance Group (DFG) which includes detailed information about the goods and services invoiced to the Department of Defence.
Employment estimates are calculated using turnover data provided to the ABS by the DFG and turnover and employment data from Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Employment estimates are disaggregated by state and industry division.
For a more detailed description of the methods see the detailed methodology for GVA and detailed methodology for employment sections.