Leading indicators, second release

In this second leading indicators release, we profile:

  • Consumption patterns: recent data for the use of government online information shows  evolving consumer behaviour patterns, including the increased use of the  internet.
  • Industry growth: trends for 457 visa grants and holders in the telecommunications sector compared against employment trends for the sector, indicates how Australian employers are filling their labour vacancies.
  • Industry investment: pre-committed investment for building and construction in the telecommunications sector helps predict further growth, just as low levels of pre-committed funds may pre-empt a downturn in the sector.

Raw data file - leading indicators second release (xlsx)