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Survey of Company Profits


Assistant Director
Survey of Company Profits
Business Surveys National Project Centre
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 796

Telephone: 02 9268 4357
Facsimile: 02 9268 4789
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


The Survey of Company Profits (SCP) is a quarterly survey which collects information about profits and selected income and expenses from incorporated private sector businesses.

The data are used extensively by financial and economic analysts as a leading economic performance measure. SCP data can also be used as an indicator of the effectiveness of both broad monetary policy and specific industry initiatives.


The SCP is a sample survey of private sector incorporated businesses with more than 30 employees, including businesses in the energy industry. The scope of the survey excludes public sector business units (i.e. all departments, authorities and other organisations owned and/or controlled by the Commonwealth Government, State and local governments). Primary producer marketing boards are classified as public sector and are also excluded from the scope of the survey. Original data by broad and detailed industry, and trend and seasonally adjusted estimates by industry derived from the SCP are published for businesses with more than 30 employees.

Method of collection

Data are collected by mail questionnaire.

Data detail

  • Company profits before income tax
  • Company profits before income tax and net interest paid
  • Company profits before income tax, net interest paid and depreciation

    Geographic coverage


    Frequency of data availability

    Quarterly. Quarters ended 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1985.

    Products and services available


  • Company Profits, Australia (cat. no. 5651.0)

    Other products and services

  • Floppy disk
  • Some data are available at the Australian Bureau of Statistics web site
  • Special data services are available on request

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