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Friday 24 October 2014
    Microdata: Characteristics of Recent Migrants, Australia, November 2013
    The following microdata products are available from the Characteristics of Recent Migrants Survey, 2013:

    - TableBuilder

    Apply online for access to the TableBuilder at

    This product provides data including migration category, country of birth, proficiency in spoken English, educational attainment on arrival and since arrival, employment prior to arrival and since arrival, and sources of household income. 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 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.

Monday 27 October 2014
No scheduled releases today.

Tuesday 28 October 2014
First Issue
    Housing Variables, 2014
    The housing standard variables are used within and outside the ABS to collect information about the types of dwellings in Australia and how they are occupied. They include the variables; Dwelling Structure, Tenure, Landlord Type, and Number of Bedrooms. These variables provide a means for standardising the way housing data are collected and disseminated.
First Issue
    Research Paper: Assessing the Effect of Geographic Information on Data Linkage Quality Using Vocational Education and Training in Schools Data, 2014
    This research paper compares the quality of linking two Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools datasets containing different levels of geography with 2011 Census of Population and Housing data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics was provided with access to the 2011 VET in Schools datasets by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research and the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority. The study concluded that more detailed geography on VET in Schools data leads to improved linkage rates and quality when linking to Census data. This paper provides background to the study, a description of the linkage strategy and process, and an assessment of the quality of the linkage. Recommendations for future data integration projects are also discussed
First Issue
    Characteristics of people using mental health services and prescription medication, 2011
    The Mental Health Services-Census Data Integration project used statistical techniques to link person-records from a selected subset of data items from the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to the 2011 Census of Population and Housing to create the Mental Health Services-Census Dataset, 2011. This publication provides a cross-section of key results from the linked dataset. It provides an overview of selected social and economic characteristics of people using subsidised mental health-related services and subsidised prescription medication including the type of services or medication these people are accessing.

Wednesday 29 October 2014
    Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, September 2014
    These Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) are designed to measure the impact of price change on the disposable incomes of selected household types. The four household types that have been identified as being appropriate for the construction of these living cost indexes are employee households, age pensioner households, other government transfer recipient households, and self-funded retiree households.

    The Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI) is a measure of the effect of changes in price on the out-of-pocket living expenses of age pensioner households and other government transfer recipient households. The PBLCI is used by the government to inform policy decisions relating to the indexation of base pension rates.

    The Selected Living Cost Indexes have been constructed using an outlays approach, compared with an acquisitions approach which is used in the CPI to measure price inflation over time for the household sector as a whole.

Thursday 30 October 2014
    International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, September 2014
    Contains indexes measuring changes in the prices of imports of merchandise that are landed in Australia each quarter (the Import Price Index), and exports of merchandise that are shipped from Australia each quarter (the Export Price Index).

Friday 31 October 2014
    Australian System of National Accounts, 2013-14
    Detailed presentation of annual national accounts data. Includes: main aggregates and productivity measures; sectoral accounts for households, financial and non-financial corporations, general government and the rest of the world; estimates of product, operating surplus, compensation of employees and other aggregates dissected by industry; tables of capital formation and capital stock; national balance sheets; flow of funds tables. Includes both current price and chain volume measures.
First Issue
    Information paper: Product changes to National Income, Expenditure and Product following expansion of sectoral income accounts, October 2014
    The purpose of this paper is to inform users of the upcoming changes to the product Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). This release details the changes to the 5206.0 product including changes to time series spreadsheets to be introduced in the September quarter 2014 issue of cat. no. 5206.0. To be released on Wednesday, 3rd of December 2014.

    This information paper includes previews of the time series spreadsheets and associated series identifiers to be published in December 2014.
    Producer Price Indexes, Australia, September 2014
    Contains a range of producer price indexes. Firstly, economy-wide indexes are presented within a Stage of Production (SOP) framework, followed by a set of stand-alone measures relating to specific industries within the Australian economy (selected mining, manufacturing, construction and services industries).

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