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Research and Experimental Development, All Sector Summary


Research and Development Statistics
Small Business and Science and Technology Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5627
Facsimile: 02 6252 7004
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


To provide comprehensive data on Australia's research and development (R&D) effort. Provides data for the Business, Commonwealth and State Government, Higher Education, and Private non-profit sectors.Includes data by the socioeconomic objective of economic development (energy resources and energy supply categories).


Presents summary statistics of expenditure and human resources for four sector classifications. These sectors are adapted from the guidelines specified by the OECD for R&D surveys.

Method of collection

Data is sourced from individual sector publications produced by the ABS. This data in turn is obtained by mail questionnaire.

Data detail

  • Expenditure on R&D by type of expenditure, activity, source of funds and location of expenditure
  • Resources devoted to R&D by socioeconomic objective, and field of research
  • Human resources devoted to R&D by type of employee, socioeconomic objective and field of research
  • Payments and receipts for technical know-how by industry

    Geographic coverage

    Australia and by State and Territory.

    Frequency of data availability

    Annual and year ended 30 June.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1994.

    Products and services available


  • Research and Experimental Development, All Sector Summary, Australia (cat. no. 8112.0)

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  • More detailed R&D statistics are available upon request

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