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Tuesday 3 March 2015
First Issue
    Preliminary Estimates of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, October to December 2014
    The Preliminary Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains modelled estimates on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia.The focus of this release is to provide some summary OAD estimates. It includes estimates for each category of movement by each state or territory of residence/stay and for Australia. The categories include short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), long-term movements (i.e. one year or more), and permanent movements. For those interested in overseas migration statistics, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data refer to Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0). Please note the estimates in this publication are a subset of the usual range of OAD statistics, and have not been seasonally adjusted. Final OAD statistics will be available in May 2015 in Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0).
    Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, December 2014
    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.
    Government Finance Statistics, Australia, December Quarter 2014
    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.
    Building Approvals, Australia, January 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.

Wednesday 4 March 2015
    Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, December 2014
    Detailed presentation of quarterly national accounts showing both current price estimates and chain volume measures in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms. State details for components of state final demand are also included.

Thursday 5 March 2015
Additional Information
    Schools, Australia, 2014
    This release from Schools, Australia, 2014 contains time series data and commentary on the numbers and full-time equivalent (FTE) of in-school staff in Australia, and ratios of FTE students to FTE teaching staff.

    It supplements data on students already released from this collection including time series of counts and FTE values, for full-time and part-time students.

    A further release of data from this collection scheduled on 19 March, will include time series data containing counts of schools; counts of full-time equivalent students by remoteness area and derived measures of student engagement. Data include disaggregations by state/territory, school affiliation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, sex, grade and age.
    Criminal Courts, Australia, 2013-14
    Contains national information on defendants finalised in the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's criminal courts between 1 July and 30 June each year. Details are provided on the characteristics and outcomes of finalised defendants (including age, sex, Indigenous status, method of finalisation and principal offence committed), and the sentence outcomes associated with those proven guilty (including sentence type and sentence length) by the principal proven offence committed. Information is also presented for each state and territory, and for each of the three court levels.
    International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, January 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.
    Retail Trade, Australia, January 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

Friday 6 March 2015
Replacement Content
    Microdata: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011-2012
    The Basic CURF (International Comparison version) will be replaced to correct errors in the values of a number of data items identified since the initial release.
    Preschool Education, Australia, 2014
    Contains counts of children enrolled in and attending preschool in Australia in 2014. The statistics are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, sector, Remoteness Areas, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, Indigenous status, age, and Year Before Full-time Schooling status. Statistics on preschool program fees and hours enrolled and attended are also presented.

    The Australian Statistician has approved, in exceptional circumstances, a 9.30am EST lockup for this product.

    It is important from a public good perspective that key ministers are able to respond in an informed manner to requests from the media about the statistics in this product and thereby avoiding any inadvertent misinterpretation.

    Approval is required for representatives of Government departments wishing to attend this lockup. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours before the lockup is scheduled to start.

    For more information please contact Patrick Corr (
    Microdata: Preschool Education, Australia, 2014
    A microdata product in TableBuilder from the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection on children, workers and service providers.

    The statistics on children include information about enrolment, attendance, hours of engagement and fees within various Preschool provider settings and types. Some geographic and demographic information is also available for children and their service providers. Statistics are also available for Children in the Year before Full-time Schooling and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

    Statistics on workers include the role and type of work that employees of service providers are engaged in, as well as the field and level of their qualifications. Some geographic and demographic information is available for service providers in relation to workers.

    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 the respondents. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual, reducing the level of detail for some items and collapsing some categories.

    To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in the Registration Centre on the ABS Website
Additional Information
    Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13
    Contains new pages and updates to existing pages to include further information, and links and updated references to the Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes publication.
First Issue
    Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes, 2011-12
    This publication is the second release of nutrition results from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (AHS). It presents national level information on usual intake of selected nutrients, and comparisons with nutrient reference values. Information is presented by population characteristics (age and sex).
Replacement Content
    Prisoners in Australia, 2013
    Corrections have been made to the proportions of prisoners with prior imprisonment in Table 8, in the data cube "Prisoner characteristics, Australia". In addition, corrections have also been made to mean and median aggregate expected time to serve data in Tables 10, 11 and 12 in the data cube "Prisoner characteristics, Australia" and Tables 25 and 28 in the data cube "Prisoner characteristics, states and territories". Commentary and graphs have been replaced for the following pages; "Prisoner characteristics - prior imprisonment", "Prisoner characteristics - sentenced prisoners", "Prisoner characteristics, states and territories - sentenced prisoners" and "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander characteristics - sentenced prisoners".

Monday 9 March 2015
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 10 March 2015
No scheduled releases today.

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