Australian Bureau of Statistics
8109.0 - Research and Experimental Development, Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations, Australia, 2002-03
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/09/2004
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RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D) GUIDELINES
Expenditure on R&D carried out by Government organisations (GOVERD) in Australia in 2002-03 was estimated to be $2,482m at current prices. This represented a 5.4% increase over the two years since 2000-01. In volume terms, with the effect of changes in prices and wages and salaries removed, R&D expenditure decreased by 0.2% compared with 2000-01. GOVERD represented 0.33% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), down from 0.35% in 2000-01.
Expenditure on R&D carried out by Private non-profit organisations in Australia in 2002-03 was estimated to be $360m at current prices. This represented a 24.4% increase over the two years since 2000-01. In volume terms, R&D expenditure increased by 17.2% compared with 2000-01.
Human resources devoted to R&D in Australia by Government organisations in 2002-03 was estimated to be 18,542 person years. This was 2.2% higher than in 2000-01.
Human resources devoted to R&D in Australia by Private non-profit organisations in 2002-03 was estimated to be 3,117 person years, up 11.7% on 2000-01.
Most expenditure on R&D by Government organisations was directed towards Economic development ($1,341m or 54.0%). Expenditure on the Environment accounted for a further $509m or 20.5% in 2002-03.
Private non-profit organisations directed their R&D mainly towards Society ($346m or 96.2%). Within Society, the main objective was Health ($324m).
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