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Part E - ABS GFS publications

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release

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The outputs included in ABS GFS publications are published at the ETF level. Information relating to general government, public non-financial corporations, public financial corporations and the public sector as a whole is included in ABS GFS publications. The institutional breakdowns most commonly published relate to the national, state and territory, and local levels of government. Data for state / territory and local government combined are also published. Information that is not published, but is available may be obtained via special data services, for which a cost is charged by the ABS.

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The four main ABS GFS publications are:

  • Government Finance Statistics, Australia, Quarterly - (ABS Cat. no. 5519.0.55.001);
  • Government Finance Statistics, Australia - (ABS Cat. no. 5512.0);
  • Taxation Revenue, Australia - (ABS Cat. no. 5506.0);
  • Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia - (ABS Cat. no 5518.0.55.001)

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The content of the intended quarterly and annual GFS publications may be found in Table 15.12 below.

Table 15.12 - Content of quarterly and annual GFS publications
Output TableQuarterly BasisAnnual Basis
Statement of Operations

GG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth, Total State / Territory and Local combined) by Jurisdiction
GG Sector
by All Levels of Government combined
NFC Sector
by All Levels of Government combined

Sector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
Statement of Sources and Uses of CashData not publishedSector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
Balance SheetGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth and Total State / Territory)
Sector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
Memorandum items to the Balance SheetData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth and State / Territory)
by Jurisdiction.*Technical note on debt measures.
Statement of Stocks and FlowsData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth, State / Territory, Total State / Territory and Total Local)
by Jurisdiction
Statement of Total Changes in Net WorthData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth, State / Territory, Total State / Territory and Total Local)
by Jurisdiction
Expense by PurposeData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
by 3 digit COFOG-A (4 digit data will be available on request.)
Summary Statement of Explicit Contingent Liabilities and Implicit Contingent LiabilitiesData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth and State / Territory)
by Jurisdiction.* Technical note on explicit contingent liabilities.
The Statement of Stocks and Flows of Financial Assets and Liabilities by SourceData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth and State / Territory) by Jurisdiction.*
Net Public Sector Debt and other liabilities at Market Value by Level of Government SubsectorData not publishedSector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
Gross Public Sector Debt and other liabilities at Market Value by Level of Government SubsectorData not publishedSector
by Level of Government
by Jurisdiction
Debt Instruments at Market Value by MaturityData not publishedGG Sector
by Level of Government (Commonwealth and State / Territory) by Jurisdiction.*

* PFC and PNFC Sectors and Level of Government control nfd will be considered once data availability is determined.

Local government data

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Users interested in detailed GFS data for local governments should direct their query through the ABS National Information and Referral Service on telephone: Australia: 1300 135 070; or International: +61 2 9268 4909. This service operates between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Data queries may also be directed to the ABS via email or post (see paragraphs 15.47 to 15.49 of this manual).

Other GFS related publications

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ABS publications which also disseminate statistics on the government sector are:

  • Australian System of National Accounts (ABS Cat. no. 5204.0) — this annual publication includes main aggregates and productivity measures; sectoral accounts for households, financial and nonfinancial corporations, general government and the rest of the world; estimates of product, operating surplus, compensation of employees and other aggregates dissected by industry; tables of capital formation and capital stock; national balance sheets; flow of funds tables. Includes both current price and chain volume measures.
  • Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS Cat. no. 5206.0) — this quarterly publication shows a detailed presentation of quarterly national accounts as both current price estimates and chain volume measures in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms including the quarterly income account for general government.
  • Australian National Accounts: State Accounts (ABS Cat. no. 5220.0) — this annual publication contains state and territory estimates of Gross domestic product (referred to as gross state product (GSP)) and its components, in current price and volume terms.