In line with updating to more recent technology formats, ABS will be progressively transitioning to Excel files in .XLSX format from 3 December 2021. This means the timeseries spreadsheets in Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, will be upgraded from the current .XLS to now be released in .XLSX. While this change will improve usability, it may also require changes to automated macros or similar programs that users may have in place that call on the current file extension format.
This change will take effect from the 2021-22 financial year issue of Employment and Earnings, Public Sector, Australia, to be released in November 2022. The file format for previously released data will not change.