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Data sources for sectors and subsectors

Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2020-21 financial year

Non-financial investment funds

15.37    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Non-Market Investment Funds; and
  • supplementary counterparty and market capitalisation information from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), annual company reports and the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Other private non-financial corporations

15.38    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Non-Market Investment Funds; and
  • supplementary counterparty and market capitalisation information from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), annual company reports and the ABS Survey of International Investment

Public non-financial corporations

15.39    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities; and
  • supplementary counterparty information from Central Borrowing Authorities (CBAs), the ABS Survey of International Investment and annual reports of State and Territory housing authorities.

Central bank

15.40    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA); and
  • supplementary counterparty information from the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Authorised deposit-taking institutions

15.41    Balance sheet information:

  • from the suite of returns submitted by banks, credit unions and building societies under the monthly APRA Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) collection; and
  • supplementary counterparty information from the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Other broad money institutions

15.42    Balance sheet information:

  • from the suite of returns submitted by Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs) under the monthly APRA Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) collection (only units with total assets greater than $50 million are required to submit a return to APRA); and
  • supplementary counterparty information from the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Pension funds

15.43    Balance sheet information:

  • from returns submitted by registrable superannuation entities under the quarterly APRA Superannuation Reporting Standards (SRF 320.0 Statement of Financial Position) and;
  • from annual returns submitted by regulated self-managed superannuation funds to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), to which the ABS-modelled quarterly estimates are benchmarked.

Life insurance corporations

15.44    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Life Insurance Companies and Friendly Societies; and
  • supplementary information for total assets submitted under the quarterly APRA Statement of Financial Position.

Non-life insurance corporations

15.45    Balance sheet information:

  • from returns submitted by private general insurers under the quarterly APRA Statement of Financial Position – General Insurance;
  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities for public insurers; and
  • from the quarterly APRA private health insurance statistics publication

Money market investment funds

15.46    Balance sheet information from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Money Market Funds.

Non-money market investment funds

15.47    Balance sheet information from:

  • the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Non-Money Market Funds;
  • Supplementary counterparty information from market capitalisation information from the Australian Securities Exchange, and the ABS Survey of International Investment; and
  • counterparty information from domestic investors (such as pension funds, life insurance corporations and other investment funds) of wholesale trusts with assets of wholesale trusts modelled using the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Investment Managers.

Central borrowing authorities

15.48    Balance sheet information:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities;
  • quarterly data on semi-government bonds on issue from State government Treasury Corporations; and
  • supplementary counterparty information from ADIs and the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Securitisers

15.49    Balance sheet information from:

  • the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Securitisers; and
  • supplementary counterparty information from the ABS Survey of International Investment.

Other financial corporations

15.50    Balance sheet information:

  • for financial auxiliaries, from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Investment Managers;
  • for public sector units, from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities; and
  • supplementary counterparty and market capitalisation information from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX); ADIs; securitisers; Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE); and the ABS Survey of International Investment.

National general government

15.51    Balance sheet information from:

  • the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities;
  • Commonwealth government ledgers from Government Finance Statistics (GFS);
  • Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM); and
  • supplementary counterparty information from the RBA; ADIs; and the ABS Survey of International Investment.

State and local general government

15.52    Balance sheet information from:

  • from the ABS Survey of Financial Information – Government and Other Entities;
  • State and local general government balance sheet estimates from Government Finance Statistics (GFS); and
  • supplementary counterparty information from central borrowing authorities, National general government and ADIs.

Households

15.53    Information from:

  • supplementary counterparty information from RBA; ADIs; securitisers; National general government; and the ABS Survey of International Investment;
  • residual allocation of transactions and holdings of securities; and
  • allocation of insurance technical reserves from compilation models.

Rest of the World

15.54    Balance sheet information from:

  • from the ABS Survey of International Investment; and
  • supplementary counterparty information from domestic sectors (such as pension funds, life insurance corporations and non-money market investment funds).