NAME OF COLLECTION
Retail Trade Survey
Retail Surveys Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 5451
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6252 5517
To show the month-to-month movement of retail and selected services turnover.
The collection provides estimates of the value of turnover for retail and selected service establishments and is a major economic indicator of consumer spending. About 7,000 retail and selected service businesses (covering 20,000 outlets) are surveyed monthly. All large businesses are included in the survey, while a sample of about 3,800 smaller businesses is selected. Information is collected by telephone interview and mail-out questionnaire.
In relation to tourism, the value of turnover is collected for hospitality and selected service establishments. In particular, turnover data are available for hotels and licensed clubs and cafes and restaurants.
Australia, States and Territories.
Frequency of data availability
Monthly data are available since March 1961. State by industry data are available from April 1982.
Products and services available
Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)
The Retail Survey Special Data Service provides additional retail trade statistics which include further State industry dissections through to ‘top ten’ industry reports.