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Business Operations and Industry Performance


The Director
Economy Wide Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5288
Facsimile: 1800 246 303
Email: fleur.butt@abs.gov.au


To provide an annual summary and estimates of industry performance in electricity, gas and water supply.


The statistics produced in the publication are sourced from the Economic Activity Survey (EAS) and relate to business in the public trading and private employing sectors of the Australian economy including the energy sector.

Method of collection

Information is provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. The EAS results are from details of profit and loss statements and balance sheets collected from selected businesses mainly by mail-out questionnaires.

Data detail

Below are some data items that are available for 1997-98.

Selected indicators:

  • Operating businesses
  • Employment
  • Total operating income
  • Total operating expenses
  • Operating profit before tax
  • Total assets
  • Total liabilities
  • Capital expenditure
  • Industry gross product
  • Industry value added

    Business averages:
  • Employment
  • Income
  • Expenses
  • Profit
  • Assets
  • Net worth
  • Gross product
  • Value added

    Industry ratios:
  • Profit margins
  • Return on assets
  • Return on net worth
  • Interest coverage
  • Investment rate

    Geographic coverage


    Frequency of data availability

    Annual. Year ended 30 June.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1990.


  • Business Operations & Industry Performance 1997-98 (cat. no. 8140.0)

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