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Research and Experimental Development, Businesses


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

Telephone: 02 6252 5707
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 for businesses. Includes industries by ANZSIC class relating to Mining (including services to mining), and Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product, and by the socioeconomic objective of economic development (energy resources and energy supply categories).


The scope of the survey is all businesses within the Business sector of Australia which have undertaken R&D. The vast majority of businesses in this sector are private businesses. The remainder are public businesses mainly engaged in trading or financial activities. The 1998-99 R&D survey comprised a complete enumeration of businesses identified by the ABS as likely R&D performers.

Method of collection

Mail questionnaire.

Data detail

  • Expenditure on R&D by industry, type of expenditure, activity, source of funds, location of expenditure, and size of business
  • Resources devoted to R&D by socioeconomic objective, and field of research
  • Expected and actual R&D expenditure
  • Human resources devoted to R&D by industry, size of business, and type of employee
  • 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 for 1976-77, 1981-82 and from 1983-84.

    Products and services available


  • Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia (cat. no. 8104.0)

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  • More detailed R&D statistics are available upon request

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