Changes to ABS statistical work program: Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is making changes to its statistical work program to ensure it continues to appropriately measure the Australian economy and society.

The Australian Statistician, Dr David Gruen, said: “The ABS has been at the forefront of measuring the impact of COVID-19 on our economy and society.

“When we began publishing new COVID-19 statistics in March 2020, we indicated our intention to periodically review the new outputs to ensure they continued to meet people’s needs, and to refine our approach as necessary.

“After the most recent review, we will make further changes to our statistical work program from 1 July 2021.”

New products

The ABS is developing a suite of monthly indicators tracking household spending, business turnover and employee earnings. The release of these indicators is due to begin later this year.

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