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8501.0.55.004 - Information Paper: Changes to Spreadsheets for Retail Trade, Australia, May 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/07/2006  First Issue
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This information paper advises users of proposed changes to the time series spreadsheets associated with the publication Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) resulting from the conversion of the current Lotus 1-2-3.wks spreadsheets to Excel.xls format.


A concordance between the current time series spreadsheet tables (Lotus 1-2-3.wks format) and the proposed new tables (in .xls format) is included below.


Also provided under the 'Details' tab are copies of the new tables providing time series up to and including May 2006, comparable to those released on 3 July 2006.


These changes are due to come into effect with the July 2006 issue of 8501.0 which will be released on 30 August 2006. From that date, the current Lotus 1-2-3.wks spreadsheets will be discontinued.


The new product provides a range of benefits for time series clients including:

  • longer time series (monthly series commencing in April 1982)
  • tables providing separate information on large (completely enumerated and chains) and smaller (the sampled) retailers by industry and state. These tables will only be released with the Time Series spreadsheets, not in the main part of the publication
  • consistent and complete series metadata are provided for every series displayed
  • a readily recognised file format (Excel) that will 'auto launch' in most business IT environments
  • built in features on which clients can base reliable processing systems.

The new format can be opened, read and manipulated using Excel 5.0/95 (or equivalent), however, some features will not be available unless you have Excel 97 (or better).


The range of tables from the Retail Trade survey made available via this .xls spreadsheet service may be extended in the future depending on user demands. Users will be advised of any new outputs via a notice on the ABS web site coinciding with Catalogue 8501.0 releases.



INQUIRIES

For further information or if you have any queries about the change or related statistics, contact Graham Phillips on (02) 6252 5625.



CONCORDANCE CURRENT AND PROPOSED TABLES

Below is a concordance between the current and the proposed new tables.

Publication Tables Table descriptions
Current
.wks Table no.
Proposed
.xls Table no.

TABLE 1 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group(a)
850101.wks
850101.xls
TABLE 2 Retail Turnover Percentage Change, By Industry Group (a)
850102.wks
850102.xls
TABLE 3 Retail Turnover, By Sub-Group (a): Original
850103.wks
850103.xls*
TABLE 4 Retail Turnover, By state
850104.wks
850104.xls
TABLE 5 Retail Turnover Percentage Change, By state
850105.wks
850105.xls
TABLE 6 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - New South Wales
850106.wks
850106.xls
TABLE 7 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Victoria
850107.wks
850107.xls
TABLE 8 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Queensland
850108.wks
850108.xls
TABLE 9 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - South Australia
850109.wks
850109.xls
TABLE 10 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Western Australia
8501010.wks
8500110.xls
TABLE 11 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Tasmania
8501011.wks
8501011.xls
TABLE 12 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Northern Territory
8501012.wks
8501012.xls
TABLE 13 Retail Turnover, By Industry Group (a) - Australian Capital Territory
8501013.wks
8501013.xls
TABLE 14 Quarterly Turnover, Chain Volume Measures (a) - by Industry Group (b)
8501014.wks
8501014.xls*
TABLE 15 Quarterly Turnover, Chain Volume Measures (a) - by State
8501015.wks
8501015.xls*
New Table Retail Turnover; Completely Enumerated (large) and Sample (small), By Industry Group
-
8501016.xls
New Table Retail Turnover; Completely Enumerated (large) and Sample (small), By state
-
8501017.xls

* These tables are quite large and can be separated further if there is sufficient user demand.


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