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    Title

Tuesday 30 June 2015
1287.0
    Standards for Income Variables, June 2015
    Specifies ABS standards for the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of statistics on income. Topics covered include the ABS recommended definitions of concepts, classification criteria, code structures, questionnaire modules and output categories. Issues related to these standards are also discussed.
1351.0.55.056
First Issue
    Research Paper: A Statistical Framework for Analysing Big Data, June 2015
    In this paper, it is contended that the threshold challenges that must be adequately addressed before Big Data sources can be used for the production of official statistics are the business case, the validity of statistical inference, and data ownership and access issues. Using statistical modelling, the paper outlines necessary conditions for addressing the biases inherent in Big Data sources when estimating parameters of a finite population or super-population model. To illustrate the proposed statistical framework, the paper describes a method, based on State Space modelling, for utilising satellite imagery data to predict crop types and crop yields. The paper also outlines methods to address related statistical computing issues, and proposes strategies for extending the model to provide a better fit to the observed data.
4159.0
Additional Information
    General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014
    Presents additonal analysis of the voluntary work data and associated media release.

Wednesday 1 July 2015
8731.0
    Building Approvals, Australia, May 2015
    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.
8762.0
    Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, March 2015
    Contains value of engineering construction work done, commenced and yet to be done, classified by state or territory, commodity (roads, bridges, pipelines etc), sector (public/private) undertaking the work, and sector for whom the work is being done. Includes seasonally adjusted estimates of the value of work done by sector in both current prices and in chain volume measure terms. It includes more comprehensive and updated information to that contained in Cat. No. 8755.0.

Thursday 2 July 2015
3401.0
    Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, April 2015
    The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident departures (STRD). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
5368.0
    International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, May 2015
    Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on, international trade in goods and services (balance of payments basis) in both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms. Longer term graphs are provided, in seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms, for the goods and services aggregates, and the balance on goods and services. In addition it provides more detailed commodity statistics for both goods and services in original terms, with goods provided on balance of payments and international trade basis, together with year-to-date information. More detailed services statistics, in seasonally adjusted and trend terms on a monthly basis as well as original terms on a quarterly basis are also provided. Merchandise imports and exports are provided at one and two digit SITC level with selected commodities at three digit level. Merchandise trade data are provided by country and by state. Data on exchange rates and analytical comments are included.
6302.0
Additional Information
    Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, November 2014
    A guide to understanding Average Weekly Earnings statistics has been added to this issue.

Friday 3 July 2015
8501.0
    Retail Trade, Australia, May 2015
    Contains monthly estimates of turnover for retail establishments. Trend, seasonally adjusted and original estimates are included for industry groups and states and Australia in current price terms. More detailed current price data classified by state and industry sub group are available from the downloads tab on the ABS website

Monday 6 July 2015
4402.0.55.001
    Microdata: Childhood Education and Care, Australia, June 2014
    The following microdata product is available from the Childhood Education and Care Survey, June 2014 - TableBuilder

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

    This product provides data on child care arrangements for children aged 0-12 years, early childhood education and learning for children aged 0-8 years, some aspects of families' requirements for formal care or preschool and the education, income and working arrangements of parents with children aged 0-12 years. A detailed list of data items is available on the Downloads tab.

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

    Approved users can combine information about child care arrangements, children and parents to enable in-depth studies of child care issues.

    CEaCS files are arranged in a hierarchy, made up of the following 4 levels: Income unit Income unit care Child Child care
8171.0
First Issue
    Information Paper: Construction of the Expanded Analytical Business Longitudinal Database, 2001-02 to 2012-13
    This information paper summarises the process used to construct the Expanded Analytical Business Longitudinal Database (EABLD. The EABLD integrates firm-level data collected by the ABS and administrative data sourced from the Australian Tax Office; it includes all financial periods from 2001-02 to 2012-13. Information on data sources and access arrangements are available in the paper.

Tuesday 7 July 2015
3401.0
    Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2015
    The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident departures (STRD). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
4221.0
Replacement Content
    Schools, Australia, 2014
    This release from Schools, Australia, 2014 includes updated school characteristics data added to the Summary of School Characteristics datacube (Table 35a) and the Summary Tables datacube (Table 80a). These datacubes were originally released in March 2015.
7218.0.55.001
    Livestock and Meat, Australia, May 2015
    This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0). Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.


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