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Latest data and analysis measuring the impact of COVID-19 on Australia

We are releasing a range of new statistics to help us all understand the impacts of COVID-19.  Find out more about the ABS response to COVID-19, including announcements by the Australian Statistician, Dr David Gruen.



COVID-19 and Measuring the Wage Price Index, Additional analytical indexes - Article
Released 23 July 2020
Outlines the ABS approach to measuring the Wage Price Index (WPI) and impact of wage subsidies and payroll tax changes during COVID-19. Includes a summary of additional analytical indexes being created alongside the WPI to assist in understanding the impact of government measures on the Australian labour market.

Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia
Released 30 June 2020
Experimental weekly estimates on the impact of COVID-19 on employee jobs and wages, sourced from Single Touch Payroll data.

Impacts of COVID-19 - Weekly Payroll Jobs Interactive Map
Released 17 June 2020
An interactive map examining the percentage change in payroll jobs since the week ending March 14th, by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4).

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, April 2020
Released 21 May 2020
Additional detailed analysis of hours worked data to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the Australia labour market.

Labour Force, Australia
Released 14 May 2020
Additional analysis, including hours worked and flows into and out of employment, to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.

Measuring the Labour Market Impacts of COVID-19 - Feature Article
Released 15 April 2020
This article provides a summary of the ABS’ existing and new labour market products and the information they provide to understand the impacts of COVID-19.

At Risk Populations - Employment Distribution Interactive Map (Jobs in Australia)
Released 18 March 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people aged 50 and over who work across a range of industries.

Economy and industry

Business Indicators, Business Impacts of COVID-19
Released 24 June 2020
Impacts from COVID-19 experienced by businesses operating in Australia. Topics included in this release include business response to the announcement of the JobKeeper Payment scheme, anticipated adverse business impacts due to COVID-19 and business capital expenditure intentions.

International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia
Released 23 June 2020
Preliminary estimate for Australia's trade in goods on an original, current price (merchandise trade) basis.

Retail Trade, Preliminary
Released 19 June 2020
Preliminary retail turnover data to help measure the economic impact of COVID-19.

Methods changes during the COVID-19 period
Released 17 June 2020
A series of notes which describe key changes in the methods used to produce and disseminate ABS economic statistics during the COVID-19 period.

National Accounts March Quarter 2020 - recorded Webinar
Released 15 June 2020
A recorded webinar outlining the impacts of COVID-19 on the March quarter 2020 national accounts including data sources, methods and treatment of new policies. Available on the ABS YouTube channel.

Economic measurement during COVID-19: Selected issues in the Economic Accounts
Released 28 May 2020
A series of notes which describe economic measurement within Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Government Finance Statistics and National Accounts.

Microdata: Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment, BLADE
Released 30 April 2020
Confidentialised data about all businesses that were active in the Australian economy in the 2018-19 financial year, supporting economic analysis prior to COVID-19 impacts. Register for free access to TableBuilder and create your own tables with Businesses in Australia, 2018-19.

COVID-19 and measuring the Consumer Price Index
Released 29 April 2020
Information about measuring the impact of COVID-19 on Australia's Consumer Price Index.

People and health

Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey
Released 13 July 2020
This publication provides information about the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian households. Over a series of releases it will include data about changes to job status, stimulus packages, financial stress, concerns about physical and mental health and lifestyle changes.

Provisional Mortality Statistics, Jan-Mar 2020
Released 24 June 2020
Provisional deaths data for measuring changes in patterns of mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period.

Populations of Interest - Housing Characteristics Interactive Map
Released 23 June 2020
An interactive map examining housing characteristics including rented dwellings, lone person households, housing suitability and dwelling structure from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Overseas Travel Statistics, Provisional
Released 16 June 2020
Provisional statistics on international travel based on initial border crossings, arriving in and departing from Australia including tourism trips.

Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia - Feature Article
Released 15 June 2020
Short term visitor arrivals to Australia and, for each state and territory, the flow of international students. An additional feature article provides detail of overseas traveller movements at the national level for international student arrivals.

At Risk Populations - Persons with Disability Interactive Maps
Released 8 May 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people with different levels of disability, across several age groups.

Populations of interest - Unpaid Carers Interactive Maps
Released 8 May 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people providing unpaid care to those with disability or older people, across several age groups.

National Health Survey, Health Conditions - Datacube
Released 17 April 2020
Modelled small area estimates of chronic health conditions by age for Statistical Area Level 2.A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people who are aged 60 years and older, 70 years and older, and 80 years and older as at 30 June 2020 (projected).

At Risk Populations - Health Conditions Distribution Interactive Maps
Released 7 April 2020
A series of interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of people with a range of chronic health conditions, across several age groups.

At Risk Populations - Age Distribution Interactive Maps
Released 7 April 2020

Statistical insights

Measuring the impacts of COVID-19, Mar-May 2020 - Feature Article
Released 11 June 2020
An article exploring economic, social, household, employment and industry impacts in Australia due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).