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D. Data Outputs
D1 Data outputs
What are the principal outputs or data items to be produced? (D1)
Note. Refers to the main data items to be produced by the survey (eg turnover of business, satisfaction with a government program the business is participating in), how they will be cross-classified (eg by geography, industry, size, sector of business, etc) -- this could be in the form of a list of tables.
The 2001/02 Accounting Services Industry, Australia, publication will be produced from the survey. The publication will contain the following tables at the national level for ANZSIC Class 7842, together with summary data at the state level:
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- sources of income;
- items of expenditure;
- characteristics of employment;
- main occupation of persons employed;
- selected statistics by employment size groupings;
- selected performance ratios.
The data outputs provided to the Economic Activity Survey (EAS) include all of the above data plus data on assets, liabilities and capital expenditure.
The output unit for the survey is the accounting practice which could comprise a single TAU or a number of ABNs within ANZSIC 7842.
The Survey of Accounting Services has in the past been conducted in conjunction with the Survey of the Legal Services Industry, and the output of these two surveys has been produced in a single publication. This was the case with the reference periods 1995/96, 1992/93 and 1987/88.
Although a survey of the Legal Services Industry was conducted with reference to 1998/99, no survey of Accounting Services was conducted.
The survey of Accounting Services for 2001/02 is the first time that information about this industry will be published independently to that of the Legal Services industry.
D2 Use of standards
What consideration has been given to the use of standards? Please specify. (D2)
Note. Should include standard data items (such as employment, housing, etc) and standard classifications (such as industry, geography, commodity, etc.). Should not include market research processing standards (see I2).
The Accounting Services Industry Survey collects data classified according the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). The ANZSIC class for Accounting Services is 7842. This class consists of businesses mainly engaged in providing accounting services.
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Businesses will be selected on the basis of ANZSIC at the TAU/ABN level.
D3 Data consistency
What consideration has been given to making data item definitions consistent between repeats of this survey or across other surveys? (D3)
Data definitions are consistent with those used in the previous survey, including the definition of an accounting practice.
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