ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2011-12. These estimates are compiled from Economic Activity Survey (EAS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and from Business Activity Statement (BAS) data reported to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).
OFF-JUNE YEAR REPORTING IN EAS
The 2011-12 EAS has a reference period ending 30 June 2012 and the majority of businesses report for this reference period. In some industries though, a substantial proportion report for a different reference period, for example the reference period ending 31 May 2012. "Off-June year reporting" is more prevalent in industries with a high degree of foreign ownership, such as Mining and Manufacturing.
Experimental estimates on the impacts of off-June year reporting have been released in Experimental Estimates for Australian Industry adjusted for Off-June Year reporting 2010-11 (cat.no.8169.0). Estimates for 2011-12 will be released in late 2013.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Previous issues of Australian Industry were accompanied by a Mining Commodities data cube. This data cube will now appear in Mining Operations, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 8415.0) along with other detailed Mining Industry data. Mining Operations, Australia, 2011-12 will be released on 31 May, 2013.
The ABS conducts a rotating program of detailed industry surveys. For the 2011-12 financial year, the ABS undertook surveys into the Construction industry (ANZSIC Division E) and Film, Television and Digital Games industries (part ANZSIC Division J). The data from these surveys will be released by the ABS (in cat. nos. 8772.0 and 8679.0 respectively) during June, 2013. For 2012-13, the ABS will be conducting surveys into Wholesale and Retail Industries (ANZSIC Divisions F and G respectively), and these results are expected to be released in mid 2014 (cat. no. 8622.0).
The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future releases of Australian Industry. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Annual Integrated Collections Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 2796Y, Melbourne, VIC 3001.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.