Company Profits, Survey ofProfits (before income tax);
Net interest paid.
Name of Collection
Survey of Company Profits
Investment and Profits
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 796
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Telephone: Sydney 02 9268 4357
Facsimile: Sydney 02 9268 4270
To provide data for the estimation of Gross Domestic Product (Income) in the National Accounts and produce aggregated profit information for use by policy makers and commentators.
This survey collects information about profits and selected revenues and expenses of incorporated private sector businesses. The information from the survey is an indicator of the effectiveness of both broad monetary policy and specific industry initiatives. The survey is based on a stratified random sample of approximately 4,000 private business units selected from the ABS Register of Businesses.
Data are collected by mail questionnaire to private businesses every quarter.
Data are available for the above items for the transport industries.
Frequency of Data Availability
Data are released quarterly.
The survey was first conducted in 1961. Data is available as a continuous series (via the ABS PC Ausstats service) from 1985.
Products and Services
Company Profits, Australia (cat. no. 5651.0)
PC AUSSTATS 02 6252 6017.
Special data services are available on request.
Example of Information Available