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Tuesday 24 May 2016
1351.0.55.059
First Issue
Research Paper: Unemployment Duration in Australia: A Longitudinal Analysis with Missing Data, May 2016
This paper analyses the conditional probability of exiting unemployment of Australian individuals, aged 18–65 years, over the 2008–2010 period. The paper makes use of the ABS Longitudinal Labour Force Survey file, which includes more than 1.8 million records of around 150,000 households, which were observed on a month-by-month basis for up to eight months. Multiple imputation is used to impute the missing values of previous educational attainment – a key covariate included in the analysis – using Bayesian Monte Carlo simulation methods. The subsequent investigation implements discrete-time hazards models to examine the duration of unemployment, with allowance for competing risks. The analysis includes empirical as well as design-related variables.
6427.0
Additional Information
Producer Price Indexes, Australia, March 2016
PPI for output of the Retail Trade industry (RTPI) cannot be compiled with the same timeliness as other PPI. The basic data required for the construction of the PPI for the output of the retail trade industry are quarterly sales and cost of goods sold (COGS). These economic flow data cannot be collected until some time after the end of the reference quarter. By comparison, price indexes for goods and some services are based on point in time prices prevailing at selected dates during the quarter. Further, calculation of the RTPI requires the latest period CPI data to be available for price updating purposes. Because of these constraints, the ABS will publish RTPI as stand–alone indexes. This will occur until the necessary systems and processes are in place to enable RTPI to be incorporated into the Stage of production (SOP) framework. The implementation of RTPI in the SOP indexes will be communicated ahead of time in Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat.no. 6427.0).

Wednesday 25 May 2016
4627.0Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2014-15
This product provides information on a variety of management practices being adopted by Australian agricultural businesses, including soil enhancers, fertiliser use, cropping and pasture management. Data are presented at Australian and state/territory levels. Additional datacubes for Natural Resource Management (NRM) region, will also be available in this release.
8755.0Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, March 2016
Presents preliminary statistics for the value of construction work done in Australia. Separate data is shown for building work done and for engineering work done for both the private and public sectors. The building work done data is further dissected into new residential, alterations and additions to residential and non-residential work. Original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for Australia, as well as some original state and territory data, are provided in current prices and chain volume measures terms. This is the major source of data used to compile the national accounts estimates for private gross fixed capital formation on dwellings, and other buildings and structures.

Thursday 26 May 2016
5232.0.55.001Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, March 2016
Provides quarterly information on the assets and liabilities of securitisers. These financial institutions issue short and/or long term securities (known as asset-backed securities) against specifically matched assets (e.g. mortgages, credit card receivables). Securitisers use the cash flows from the pool of assets to service the interest payments on the issued securities.
5625.0Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, March 2016
Preliminary estimates derived from a sample survey of private businesses. Contains estimates of actual and expected new capital expenditure by type of asset (new buildings and other structures/equipment, plant and machinery) and by selected Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification industries. These statistics are expressed in current prices and chain volume measures, in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms and are available for Australia and by state/territory.
5655.0Managed Funds, Australia, March 2016
Provides information quarterly, about money pooled for investment purposes in the managed funds industry. The statistics also provide the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions, classified by type of asset. The statistics also present unconsolidated information on the assets and liabilities of life insurance corporations, superannuation (pension) funds, public offer (retail) unit trusts, common funds, friendly societies and cash management trusts and the source of funds being invested with resident investment managers.
6291.0.55.001Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, April 2016
A range of Excel spreadsheets and SuperTABLE datacubes. The monthly spreadsheets contain broad level data covering all the major items of the Labour Force Survey in time series format, including seasonally adjusted and trend estimates. The monthly datacubes contain more detailed and cross classified original data than the spreadsheets.

Friday 27 May 2016
4515.0Federal Defendants, Australia, 2014-15
Provides comparable data showing the number of defendants with federal offences dealt with by the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's criminal courts for all states and territories. Details are provided on the characteristics of defendants (such as age and sex), their principal federal offence and principal sentence.
4720.0National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey: Users' Guide, 2014-15
The 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) Users' Guide provides detailed information about the survey content, methodology, data processing, data quality and dissemination.
4720.0.55.002
First Issue
Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014–15
The following microdata products will be available:

From the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014–15 – TableBuilder – An expanded CURF (to be released July 2016)

From the General Social Survey, Australia, 2014: - A non–IndigenousTableBuilder

To apply for access to the CURF, register and apply in MiCRO. To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.

These products bring together a wide range of information to enable it to be linked across areas of social concern. The focus is on the relationships between characteristics from different areas, rather than in depth information about a particular field. Topics include health, housing, culture, education, work, income, financial stress, transport, social capital, family and community, and crime.

A detailed list of data items available can be accessed on the Downloads page.

The microdata enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data. Steps to confidentialise the dataset have been applied to ensure the integrity of data and maintain confidentiality of respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual or household, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

Approved users can combine information about persons and households to enable in-depth studies of social issues.
8155.0Australian Industry, 2014-15
Presents estimates derived using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business tax data sourced from the Australian Tax Office. For most industry divisions and subdivisions (as specified in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition), national level estimates are presented for: income; expenses; industry value added; operating profit before tax; capital expenditure; and selected components of these aggregates and derivations. Division level state and territory estimates of income, employment and wages and salaries are also included.
8415.0Mining Operations, Australia, 2014-15
Presents national estimates, for the mining industry, of employment and major economic and financial aggregates: income and expenditure; various profit measures; industry value added; capital expenditure, and components of these, as well as performance measures (ratios) derived from them. State and territory estimates of major variables (for the industry excluding services to mining) are included.

Monday 30 May 2016
5676.0Business Indicators, Australia, March 2016
Contains quarterly estimates of profits, income from the sale of goods and services, wages and salaries, and the book value of inventories. These data are classified by broad industry, and original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are included for Australia, in current price terms. Volume measures are published for sales and inventories. State/territory data will also be included for sales, and wages and salaries, in current price terms.
8412.0Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, March Quarter 2016
Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
5302.0Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, March 2016
Provides detailed quarterly balance of payments tables on current, capital and financial transactions for the latest six quarters, including seasonally adjusted, trend and chain volume measures of the current account. It also provides a complete international investment position statement with details of the level of investment, investment flows and associated income. Detailed information is also provided on Australia's foreign debt. It includes longer term historical series, exchange rates, analytical ratios, analytical comment, graphs of principal aggregates as well as articles of interest and a list of such articles published in recent related publications.
5519.0.55.001Government Finance Statistics, Australia, March Quarter 2016
This release presents Government Finance Statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis for the general government sector and the non-financial public sector. The key statement presented is the operating statement.
6524.0.55.002
Additional Information
Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2012-13
This release provides new, additional data cubes on employee income by age, sex and occupation.
8731.0Building Approvals, Australia, April 2016
Provides the number and value of dwelling units approved by sector (public/private) and by state, number and value of new houses, new other residential dwelling units approved by type of building, and the number and value of non-residential building jobs approved by type of building (i.e. by function such as 'retail and wholesale trade', 'offices') and value ranges. State data includes the number of private sector houses approved; number and value of new other residential dwellings by type of building such as flats, units or apartments in a building of one or two storeys; number and value of non-residential building jobs by type of building and sector; and for Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, the total number of dwelling units approved broken down by Houses, Dwellings Excluding Houses and Total Dwelling Units. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates by state are included for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved. The quarterly value of building approved is shown in chain volume measure terms. Small geographic area data cubes are presented for Statistical Areas Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Small area data cubes will be released in an "Additional information" release five business days after the main publication.