Measuring the impacts of COVID-19


Latest data and analysis for Australia

The implications of COVID-19 are highly uncertain. During this time, there are sizeable benefits for the community and governments to have access to timely social and economic information. The ABS is responding by producing a range of new statistics to help us all understand the impacts of this worldwide event.

Find out more about the ABS response to COVID-19 including announcements by the Australian Statistician, Dr David Gruen.

Additional products - May-June release schedule:

This schedule shows the expected release dates for the current month and while publications listed are usually released in accordance with the advertised release dates, in some circumstances release dates may change.


Release
Date

International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia, April 2020
25 May 2020
Impacts of COVID-19 - Weekly Payroll Jobs Interactive Map
25 May 2020
Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey, Week commencing 13 May 2020
28 May 2020
Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey, 12-15 May 2020
29 May 2020
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, April 2020 - Feature Articles
15 June 2020
Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey, 26-28 May 2020
15 June 2020
Overseas Travel Statistics, Provisional, May 2020
16 June 2020
Labour Force, Australia, May 2020 - Spotlight
18 June 2020
Retail Trade, Preliminary, May 2020
19 June 2020
International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia, May 2020
23 June 2020
Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey
24 June 2020
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, May 2020 - Spotlight
25 June 2020
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, May 2020 - Spotlight
25 June 2020
Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey
29 June 2020


Economy, labour and industry

Business Indicators, Business Impacts of COVID-19
Released 28 May 2020
Impacts from COVID-19 experienced by businesses operating in Australia. Topics included in this release include business response to the announcement of the JobKeeper Payment scheme, anticipated adverse business impacts due to COVID-19 and business capital expenditure intentions.

Economic measurement during COVID-19: Selected issues in the Economic Accounts
Released 28 May 2020
A series of notes which describe economic measurement within Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Government Finance Statistics and National Accounts.

International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia
Released 25 May 2020
Preliminary estimate for Australia's trade in goods on an original, current price (merchandise trade) basis.

Impacts of COVID-19 - Weekly Payroll Jobs Interactive Map
Released 25 May 2020
An interactive map examining the percentage change in payroll jobs since the week ending March 14th, by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4).


Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery - Spotlight
Released 21 May 2020
Additional detailed analysis of hours worked data to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.

Retail Trade, Preliminary
Released 20 May 2020
Preliminary retail turnover data to help measure the economic impact of COVID-19.

Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia
Released 19 May 2020
Experimental weekly estimates on the impact of COVID-19 on employee jobs and wages, sourced from Single Touch Payroll data.

Labour Force, Australia - Spotlight
Released 14 May 2020
Additional analysis, including hours worked and flows into and out of employment, to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.

Microdata: Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment, BLADE
Released 30 April 2020
Confidentialised data about all businesses that were active in the Australian economy in the 2018-19 financial year, supporting economic analysis prior to COVID-19 impacts. Register for free access to TableBuilder and create your own tables with Businesses in Australia, 2018-19.

COVID-19 and measuring the Consumer Price Index
Released 29 April 2020
Information about measuring the impact of COVID-19 on Australia's Consumer Price Index.

Measuring the labour market impacts of COVID-19 – Feature Article
Released 15 April 2020
This article provides a summary of the ABS’ existing and new labour market products and the information they provide to understand the impacts of COVID-19.

At Risk Populations - Employment Distribution Interactive Map (Jobs in Australia)
Released 18 March 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people aged 50 and over who work across a range of industries.


People and health

Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey
Released 29 May 2020
This publication provides information about the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian households. Over a series of releases it will include data about changes to job status, stimulus packages, personal and household stressors, concerns about physical and mental health, precautions taken, lifestyle changes and more.

Overseas Travel Statistics, Provisional, April 2020 - First Release
Released 13 May 2020
Provisional statistics on international travel based on initial border crossings, arriving in and departing from Australia, including tourism trips.

Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia - Feature Articles
Released 12 May 2020
Series of 9 feature articles containing additional state and territory level analysis of overseas visitor arrivals, as well as national and state and territory information on arrivals of international students.

At Risk Populations - Persons with Disability Interactive Maps
Released 8 May 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people with different levels of disability, across several age groups.

Populations of interest - Unpaid Carers Interactive Maps
Released 8 May 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people providing unpaid care to those with disability or older people, across several age groups.

National Health Survey, Health Conditions - Datacube
Released 17 April 2020
Modelled small area estimates of chronic health conditions by age for Statistical Area Level 2.

At Risk Populations - Health Conditions Distribution Interactive Maps
Released 7 April 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people with a range of chronic health conditions, across several age groups.

At Risk Populations - Age Distribution Interactive Maps
Released 7 April 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people who are aged 60 years and older, 70 years and older, and 80 years and older as at 30 June 2020 (projected).


Find out more about the ABS response to COVID-19 here.