CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The ABS has made a number of changes in this issue. These are described below and reflect ongoing ABS research into the measurement of employment in renewable energy activities, supported by valuable feedback received from industry experts and government sources. The ABS is grateful for the user feedback received to date and will continue to actively seek stakeholder input.
CHANGES TO BIOMASS
Employment in biomass has been revised upwards for all years of the reported time series. These revisions are driven mainly by the revision of employment activities related to the production of electricity from bagasse based on more reliable data inputs.
CHANGES TO HYDRO-ELECTRICITY
Employment in hydro-electricity was reviewed following the use of more reliable data provided by a hydroelectricity retailer. The relevant time series was revised using the new data and had a small impact on the results.
CHANGES IN SOLAR
A new data source was used to calculate the number of installations of small scale roof-top solar and solar hot water heater units in 2015-16. This change has replaced the need to use estimation methods and therefore has made the data more reliable.
CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT AND CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT AND NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS (NPIs)
Employment in Government and NPIs was reviewed following the discovery of more reliable data for some government bodies. The relevant time series was revised using the new data and had a small impact on the results. This impact was most notable in the ACT.