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What's new in statistics . . . June

unseenstudio/ Posted 31/05/2023 by Joanne Simon-Davies

This month focuses on the following topics: sources of income, cost of living and child maltreatment.

Forthcoming releases

If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.

Statistical reports

Release date

ABS Retail Trade, April 2023 1 June

ABS Assets and Liabilities of

Australian Securitisers , March 2023

1 June

ABS Managed Funds, March


1 June

ABS Private New Capital

Expenditure and Expected Expenditure , March 2023

1 June

ABS Lending Indicators, April


2 June

ABS Mineral and Petroleum

Exploration , March 2023

5 June

ABS Business Indicators, March


5 June

ANZ ANZ Job Advertisement, May


6 June

AIHW Child Protection, 2021-22 6 June

ABS Government Finance

Statistics , March 2023

6 June

ABS Balance of Payments and

International Investment Position , March 2023

6 June

ABS Monthly Household

Spending Indicator , April 2023

6 June

ABS Building Approvals, April


6 June

ABS Australian National Accounts:

National Income, Expenditure and Product , March 2023

7 June

JSA (a) Nowcast of Employment by

Region and Occupation , May 2023

7 June

AIHW Housing Affordability:

Australia's Welfare Topic Summary Update

8 June

ABS Industrial Disputes, March


8 June

ABS Weekly Payroll Jobs and

Wages in Australia , May 2023

8 June

ABS International Trade in Goods

and Services , April 2023

8 June

ABS Corrective Services, March

Quarter 2023

8 June

ABS Labour Account, March 2023 9 June

ABS Monthly Business Turnover

Indicator , April 2023

9 June

ABS Total Value of Dwellings,

March Quarter 2023

13 June

ABS International Trade:

Supplementary Information , 2022

14 June

ABS Overseas Arrivals and

Departures , April 2023

14 June

ABS Methodology Used in Final

Rebased Population Estimates , 2021-22

15 June

ABS National, State and Territory

Population , December 2022

15 June

ABS Labour Force, May 2023 15 June

ABS 2021 Census Update of the

Net Interstate Migration Model , 2020-21

15 June

ABS Tourism Satellite Accounts:

Quarterly Tourism Labour Statistics , March 2023

16 June

ABS Monthly Employee Earnings

Indicator , April 2023 (new release)

21 June

ABS Data by Region, 2011-22 21 June

AIHW Housing Assistance in

Australia , 2023

22 June

ABS Film, Television and Digital

Games , 2021-22

22 June

ABS Characteristics of Australian

Business , 2021-22

22 June

ABS Labour Force (Detailed), May


22 June

ABS Microdata: Longitudinal

Labour Force , 1982-2023

27 June

ABS Improving Regional Labour

Force Estimates , June 2023

27 June

AIHW Health of Australia's Males

and Females (new release)

27 June

ABS Provisional Mortality

Statistics , January-March 2023

28 June

ABS Engineering Construction

Activity , March 2023

28 June

ABS Monthly Consumer Price

Index Indicator , May 2023

28 June

AIHW Congenital Anomalies, 2017 29 June

AIHW Stillbirths and Neonatal

Deaths in Australia , 2019-2020

29 June

ABS Retail Trade, May 2023 29 June

ABS Australian National Accounts:

Finance and Wealth , March 2023

29 June

ABS Recorded Crime - Victims,


29 June

ABS Job Vacancies, 2022 29 June

ABS Participation, Job Search

and Mobility , February 2023

30 June

ABS Potential Workers, February


30 June

ABS Underemployed Workers,

May 2023

30 June

ABS Job Mobility, February 2023 30 June

ABS Microdata: Participation, Job

Search and Mobility , 2015-23

30 June

(a) Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA)

Note: Release dates may be subject to change without notice.

After the latest key economic statistics? Visit the Parliamentary Library’s Key Economic and Social Indicators Dashboard (KESI).

Recent reports

Article: New Census insights on income in Australia using administrative data (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

The ABS Census of Population and Housing captures a person's income using a tick-box question with 16 income ranges to choose from. The question is intended to cover all forms of income the person may receive, including salary, government benefits, superannuation, and interest. To enhance the income information available in the Census, the ABS has added new income variables to the Census dataset using linked administrative data from the Australian Tax Office (including personal Income Tax Returns and Payment Summaries for the 2020-21 financial year) and pension and allowance data from the Department of Social Services.

There are 3 new income variables, each of which are available for the person, family, and household levels:

Total income (weekly income to $10,000 or more) Main source of income (including wages and salary; government benefits and allowances; and investment income) Main type of government benefit payment (including the Age Pension; Newstart Allowance and Jobseeker; Family Tax Benefits; and Disability Support Pension).

Table 1 Main source of personal income (%), persons 15 years and over, Australia, 2021

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, New Census insights on income in Australia using administrative data, (Canberra: ABS, 2023)

Additional articles: Understanding income in administrative data, the Census and ABS surveys (ABS); 2021 Census Dictionary: Main source of personal income (ABS)

Cost of Living Insights Report, May 2023 (CommBank iQ)

Based on the report:

In the first calendar quarter of 2023, Australians spent 39% more on travel and accommodation than they did during the same period in 2022. Eating out and food delivery is also up, by 8.5%, which is still an overall increase even after accounting for the national average inflation of 7.0% over the same period. Some customers are drawing down on savings buffers they accumulated during COVID-19. Others are choosing to be frugal in some areas so they can continue to prioritise experiences. While older Australians are increasing their expenditure, younger customers are cutting back. Notably, Australians aged 18 to 24 have sustained their spending in real terms. With many in this age group still living with their parents, they have a lower exposure to rent and mortgage interest rate pressures. The next age group is a different story. As Australians aged 25 to 29 move out and establish their lives with rent and home ownership, they make the largest reductions in expenditure compared with other age groups.

Other reports: Household Spending Intentions (CommBank, April 2023), Selected Living Cost Indexes (ABS, March 2023)

Australian Child Maltreatment Study, 2023 (National Health and Medical Research Council)

The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) is the first study conducted to assess the national prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia, and its associated impacts on health. In summary:

In total 62.2% of the Australian population, 16 years and over had experienced at least one type of child maltreatment. Exposure to domestic violence was the most common form of maltreatment, followed by physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. The least common type of maltreatment was neglect. Among those aged 16 and over:

32.0% experienced physical abuse 28.5% experienced sexual abuse 30.9% experienced emotional abuse 8.9% experienced neglect 39.6% experienced exposure to domestic violence.

Of those aged 16-24 years, 25.4% surveyed had experienced 3 to 5 types of maltreatment. Compared to the full sample, young people were more likely to experience emotional abuse (34.6% compared to 30.9%) and exposure to domestic violence (43.8% compared to 39.6%).

Interested in finding out what the latest statistics are telling us about the Australian economy and population? Each month the Parliamentary Library publishes a Flag Post article listing new reports on a wide variety of topics. The list includes important upcoming ABS releases and other research organisations and government departments.

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