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Territory Economic Review May 2012 Economic Group Northern Territory Treasury (08) 8999 6801 www.nt.gov.au/ntt/ economicservices.ntt@nt.gov.au - 15 - Consumer Price Index A general indicator of prices paid by households for a specific basket of goods and services in one period relative to the cost of the same basket in a base period. Current Dollars Nominal. A measure that is not adjusted for inflation or changes in the purchasing power of money. Current dollars specify the value at a certain point in time and are not used to compare value over a series of time periods. Also referred to as nominal dollars. Dwelling Unit A self-contained suite of rooms, including cooking and bathing facilities, intended for long-term residential use. Employed Persons 15 years and older who worked for one hour or more in the week of the labour force survey. Final Consumption Expenditure The value of purchases of goods and services for consumption. Excludes purchases of fixed assets, intermediate goods or additions to inventories. Intermediate goods are those used as inputs for making other goods. Fixed Capital Formation Additions to the stock of real capital. Real capital represents assets, except land and natural resources, which are capable of producing income. For example, new and second-hand buildings, plant and equipment and roads. Goods and Services Tax From 1 July 2000 the Australian Government introduced a 10 per cent tax on goods and services replacing the previous wholesale sales tax regime. Some items like basic food, health, education and exports are GST free. Gross Domestic Product The total value of goods and services produced in Australia over the period for final consumption. Intermediate goods, or those used in the production of other goods, are excluded. GDP can be calculated by either summing total expenditure, total income, or total production. GDP is the headline measure of economic growth for Australia Gross State Product GSP is the headline measure of economic growth for each jurisdiction. Similar to GDP, the ABS produces three measures of GSP; GSP (Expenditure), GSP (Income) and GSP (Production). The main measure of GSP growth is GSP (Average), the average growth rate of the three measures. GSP (Expenditure) approach sums all final consumption expenditures (general government and household); private and public gross fixed capital formation; net international and interstate exports (exports - imports) and changes in inventories in each jurisdiction. GSP (Income) is the sum of: compensation of employees; gross operating surplus; gross mixed income and taxes less subsidies on production and imports in that jurisdiction. GSP (Production) is the sum of the value of all goods and services produced by an industry less the cost of goods and services used up by the industry in producing the goods and services (ie Gross value added (GVA) by industry). The industry GVA's and taxes less subsidies on products are then summed to form GSP. Labour Force All persons 15 years and over, who are available for work. That is, employed plus unemployed persons actively seeking work. Excludes defence force personnel and non-residents. Original Terms Data in original terms is basic, raw data as collected in a survey or a census. It is not adjusted for seasonality or smoothed to remove irregularities to form a trend series. Participation Rate The proportion of the population over 15 years of age who are working or looking for work. Business Investment Private fixed capital formation for non-residential buildings and structures, machinery and equipment, livestock, intangible fixed assets before depreciation. Real Dollars Used to remove the impact of price changes (inflation) in time series data. In the base year current prices equal constant prices. To convert current dollar values to constant dollar values it is necessary to deflate/inflate by the appropriate inflation index number. Also referred to as constant dollars or values in chain volume terms. Seasonally Adjusted Terms The seasonally adjusted series is a time series of estimates with the effects of normal seasonal variation removed (that is those fluctuations that exhibit a regular pattern at a particular time of year). Seasonally adjusted terms allow the effects of other non-seasonal influences on the series to be more clearly recognised. State Final Demand SFD measures the final demand for goods and services within the state or territory borders. It encompasses personal and government expenditure on goods and services, and government and business fixed capital investment. It does not have the same coverage as GSP as it does not include international (or interstate) trade nor change in inventories. Therefore, unlike GSP, SFD is not a measure of the output or production of a state or territory economy. Trend Terms The trend series is used to analyse the underlying behaviour of the series over time. Trend terms are derived by smoothing the seasonally adjusted series to reduce the impact of any irregular components of that series. Unemployed Persons 15 years and older who were not employed during the week of the labour force survey and were actively seeking work in the past four weeks. Unemployment rate The number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force.