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ECONOMIC AND LABOUR STATISTICS

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Australian Outward Finance and Insurance Foreign Affiliate Trade, 2009–10
Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010
Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, Aug 2010
Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2010
Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2009–10
Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia, 2009–10
International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics, Calendar Year, 2010
International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Calendar Year, 2010
Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009
Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2011
Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2009–10
Information Paper: Proposed Changes to Statistical Codes in the HTISC, 2012


Australian Outward Finance and Insurance Foreign Affiliate Trade, 2009–10 (cat. no. 5485.0) - released 27/06/2011: First Issue

Data available at the following geographic levels: National

Provides details of the operations of foreign affiliates of Australian resident businesses in the finance and insurance sector, including the number of affiliates and their employment by country and by industry, and sales and purchases of services.

Foreign finance and insurance businesses affiliated with Australian resident businesses generated $21 billion in gross value added in 2009–10. Australian resident businesses had 1,245 finance and insurance foreign affiliates that employed over 75,000 staff. Finance and insurance foreign affiliates recorded 92% of their sales revenue for finance and insurance services in the host country of the foreign affiliate. This indicates that the foreign affiliates were primarily established to service the markets where they resided. Foreign affiliates residing in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America together accounted for more than 54% of all key measures of finance and insurance foreign affiliate trade activity, including:

  • number of foreign affiliates
  • employment and wages/salaries of foreign affiliates
  • sales and purchases of services.

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Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6250.0) - released 24/05/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National

This publication presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of 'recent migrants' and 'temporary residents'. For the purposes of this publication, recent migrants are defined as people who were born overseas, arrived in Australia after 2000, were aged 15 years and over on arrival, were not an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen on arrival, do not hold New Zealand citizenship, and have permanent Australian resident status.

Since 2001, approximately 1.4 million people aged 15 years or older on arrival have entered Australia – or around 8% of Australia's population aged 15 years and over. Of these, 51% were recent migrants and 34% were temporary residents.

In November 2010, two-thirds of recent migrants and temporary residents were employed (66% and 63% respectively). Recent migrants from main English-speaking countries were more likely to be employed than those born in other countries (81% compared with 64%). About 10% of recent migrants who have had a job in Australia had their first job arranged prior to arrival in Australia, while 43% spent three months or less looking for their first job.

About one-third (35%) of recent migrants reported experiencing difficulty finding their first job. The most common reason given for this was a lack of Australian work experiences or references (64%) followed by language difficulties (33%).

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Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, Australia, Aug 2010 (cat. no. 6310.0) - released 06/05/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication presents information about:
  • the distribution of weekly earnings of employees
  • their entitlement to core employment benefits such as paid leave (paid holiday, paid sick, paid long service and paid maternity/paternity leave)
  • superannuation contributions made by employer on behalf of employee
  • trade union membership

In August 2010, there were 9.8 million employees (5.2 million males and 4.6 million females). Of these, 70% were full-time employees in their main job (84% of male employees and 54% of female employees).

The mean weekly earnings of employees in all jobs in August 2010 was $1,035, an increase of $40 since August 2009. Mean weekly earnings in all jobs for males was $1,227 compared to $819 for females. Mean weekly earnings for full-time workers were $1,267 compared to $468 for part-time workers.

The proportion of employees who were trade union members in their main job decreased from 20% in August 2009 to 18% (1.8 million employees) in August 2010, a decrease of 47,300.

In August 2010, 90% of all employees had superannuation contributions paid into a superannuation scheme on their behalf by their employer.

In August 2010, there were 9.0 million employees excluding owner managers of incorporated enterprises (4.7 million males and 4.4 million females). Of these, 2.2 million (24%) did not have paid leave entitlements in their main job (a proxy measure for casual employment), that is, they were not entitled to either paid sick leave or paid holiday leave in their main job (or did not know if they were entitled).

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Forms of Employment, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no. 6359.0) - released 29/04/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication presents information about the nature of employment arrangements in the Australian workforce. It also presents information about different types of employment which can be cross-classified by characteristics such as hours worked, industry and occupation, and demographic characteristics.

There were 1.1 million people who were independent contractors in their main job in November 2010. This represented 9.8% of all employed persons and was an increase from 1.0 million (9.6% of employed persons) in November 2009.

In November 2010, one in ten (10%) independent contractors worked seven days a week, compared with 4% of employees. Independent contractors were more likely than employees to work both weekdays and weekends (39% of independent contractors compared with 30% of employees).

Independent contractors worked longer hours than employees: almost a quarter (24%) worked 49 or more hours a week (compared with 12% of employees). They were also more likely to be on call or stand-by than employees (36% compared with 23%). Independent contractors were twice as likely as employees to have their hours vary each week (46% compared with 23%).

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Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 2009–10 (cat. no. 5512.0) - released 20/04/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication presents Government Finance Statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis for each jurisdiction for the general government sector, the non-financial public sector and the total public sector. Three key statements are presented; the operating statement, the cash flow statement, and the balance sheet.

Total General Government expenses for all levels of government were $460 billion in 2009–10. The major contributors were expenditure on Social security and welfare (26%), Health (19%) and Education (16%).

State government net worth in Victoria increased 1.0% from 2008–09 to $119 billion in 2009–10. Total state government expenses in Victoria in 2009–10 were $44 billion, with the major factors being Education (27%), Health (26%), and Transport and Communication (10%).

Total local government expenses in Victoria were $5.9 billion in 2009–10. Major factors were expenditure on Housing and community amenities (21%), Transport and communications (19%) and Recreation and culture (18%).

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Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia, 2009–10 (cat. no. 5518.0.55.001) - released 12/04/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National

This release contains statistics on expenditure on education by the general government sector for the period 2000–01 to 2009–10. These data are presented on an accrual accounting basis and are taken from the system of Government Finance Statistics (GFS). Government expenditure on education refers to expenditure on all levels of education, such as pre-school, primary, secondary, university, and technical and further education (TAFE), by the general government sector. It excludes expenditure on courses provided by non-educational institutions, such as the vocational training programs of private businesses.

Expenditure on education by all levels of general government in Australia increased by $9.1 billion (15%), from $62 billion in 2008–09 to $71 billion in 2009–10. Total expenditure on education by the Commonwealth Government reached $36 billion with expenditure by state and local governments totalling $49 billion. Of the total operating expenditure on education in 2009–10, $39 billion was spent on primary and secondary education and $24 billion on tertiary education (universities and TAFEs).

Employee expenses of $35 billion accounted for 49% of total educational expenses with the remaining 51% being on non-employee expenses ($16 billion), depreciation ($2.7 billion), and transfer expenses ($18 billion).

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International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics, Calendar Year, 2010 (cat. no. 5352.0) - released 03/05/2011

This publication provides comprehensive foreign investment country statistics to supplement the quarterly publication Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0). For foreign investment in Australia, it includes details on country of investor, investment stocks, flows and associated income. For Australian investment abroad similar detail is provided in respect of country of investment.

Australia’s net international investment position at 31 December 2010 was $782 billion, an increase of $7.2 billion on the previous year. The level of foreign investment in Australia increased by $61 billion to reach $1,968 billion. The leading investor countries at 31 December 2010 were:
  • United States of America ($550 billion or 28%)
  • United Kingdom ($473 billion or 24%)
  • Japan ($118 billion or 6%)

In addition, the level of borrowing raised on international capital markets (e.g. Eurobonds) was $63 billion or 3%.

To find out more, including information about level of Australian investment abroad, financial account transactions, and income debits and credits, please visit the publication.
International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Calendar Year, 2010 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.004) - released 19/05/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication contains trade in services credits and debits data in spreadsheets for: country and country groups by calendar years; calendar years by country and country groups; state by calendar years; calendar years by state; detailed travel service by calendar years by country and country groups; and education related travel credits by calendar years by educational sector by type of expenditure.

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Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2010 (cat. no. 6287.0) - released 29/06/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory; Remoteness Area

This publication presents information about the labour force characteristics, by sex and age, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

In 2010, 202,700 Indigenous people were in the labour force (i.e. either employed or unemployed), with males accounting for 55%.The labour force participation rate for Indigenous males (62%) was significantly higher than for Indigenous females (50%). There were 166,100 Indigenous people aged 15 and over employed.

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Labour Statistics in Brief, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 6104.0) - released 30/05/2011

This publication presents a range of summary statistics with the emphasis on simple tabular and graphical presentations. Most of the ABS labour collections are covered, including the Labour Force Survey, the range of employer surveys and the industrial disputes collection. Australian data are compared with those of the major Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries.

Comparisons of data over a 20 year period are given for labour force participation, employment and unemployment, underemployment, hours worked, industrial disputes, wages and prices and job vacancies. Also included are recent data on labour force underutilisation, earnings, education and work, people not in the labour force, methods of setting pay and an international comparison of population and unemployment rates.

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Taxation Revenue, Australia, 2009–10 (cat. no. 5506.0) - released 12/04/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication contains statistics of taxation revenue collected by all levels of government in Australia for the periods 2000–01 to 2009–10. The taxation revenue statistics presented are for the general government sector and include taxes received from public corporations (i.e. government owned/controlled corporations). This publication contains an Appendix on adjusted measures of government revenue, which provides analytical measures designed to facilitate an understanding of the level of government at which revenue is used rather than collected.

In 2009–10, taxation per capita was $15,000, a decrease of 4% from 2008–09. The Commonwealth Government taxation per capita fell 6% from $12,800 in 2008–09 to $12,100 in 2009–10. The taxation per capita for state and local governments combined in 2009–10 was $3,000, an increase of 5% from $2,800 in 2008–09. All states recorded an increase in taxation per capita. In Victoria during 2009–10, combined state and local government taxation per capita averaged $3,100.

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Information Paper: Proposed Changes to Statistical Codes in the HTISC, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.016) - released 13/05/2011

This information paper presents a draft of proposed changes to Merchandise trade import statistics that will apply from 1 January 2012. These changes are the result of an update to the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), and a review of statistical codes.

As a result of these updates it is necessary to change the Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification (the Customs Tariff). This information paper provides a brief background to these changes but focuses on the impact on the statistical code extensions.

This paper presents details from the Customs Tariff for information to help clients understand the proposed changes to statistical codes. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs and Border Protection) will produce the 2012 Customs Tariff later in the year.

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