ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates for the electricity supply, gas supply, and water supply, sewerage and drainage services industries for 2005-06 from the Economic Activity Survey, together with data on a comparable basis from 2001-02 and intervening years. For convenience, these industries in total are referred to as the Electricity, Gas and Water Supply industry throughout this publication.
CHANGES TO THIS PUBLICATION
State and territory estimates for the electricity supply industry are no longer presented in this publication, due to data quality issues.
The data in this publication will be the last released on the basis of the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Commencing with 2006-07 data, results will be presented on the basis of a new (2006) edition of the ANZSIC.
The 2006-07 issue of this publication will also contain data for 2004-05 and 2005-06 on the basis of the 2006 ANZSIC, as an aid to analysis.
For further details see paragraph 3 of the Explanatory notes.
Estimates for earlier years have been revised since the previous issue of this publication. The revisions are incorporated in this publication and in the extended data spreadsheets available free on-line.
The effect of these revisions on the 2004-05 national estimates of key variables for the electricity, gas and water supply industry has been a decrease of 1.3% (or $603m) in sales and service income, an increase of 0.1% ($6m) in wages and salaries paid, and an increase of 0.1% ($21m) in industry value added. The extent of revisions may be greater for individual industries and/or for other variables.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The text components of this publication are available free on-line. A PDF publication and extended data spreadsheets are also available free on-line. To access this information, go to the ABS website home page <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.