Small Business in Australianon-manufacturing industries employing fewer than 20 employees; and
manufacturing industries employing fewer than 100 employees.
Name of Collection
Small Business in Australia
Small Business & Science and Technology Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 6726
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
To summarise statistics on the structure of the small business sector in Australia.
Small Business Australia (cat. no. 1321.0) draws together information from various sources of data, such as Business Growth and Performance Survey and Characteristics of Small Business Owners, on the small business sector. Data from the publication is of use to analysts who measure the performance of small businesses relative to other businesses of similar size in their industry and/or their industry's performance relative to other industries.
In the 1995 issue, small businesses (excluding agriculture) are defined as:
Number of businesses;
Average annual growth;
Average weekly earnings and hours;
Major labour costs;
Research and experimental development;
Business operations; and
Legal status of employing businesses.
Data are available for the transport and storage industry.
Australia, States and Territories.
Frequency of Data Availability
The publication is released biennially.
The first edition was released in 1988. Data are available for 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1995.
Products and Services
Small Business in Australia (cat. no. 1321.0)
Example of Information Available