Survey Participant Information - Environment Indicators Survey



Welcome to the help pages for the Environment Indicators Survey 2016-17.

If you have received a survey form, your business has been selected this year to represent your industry, irrespective of business type (including not-for-profit organisations) or the size of the business. Small businesses have different characteristics from large and medium size businesses and make an important contribution to the Australian economy. The data you provide in the survey will contribute to the compilation of the Energy and Water Accounts, Australia.

For common questions about why your business has been selected in ABS business surveys, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If your business has been asked to complete a survey corresponding to an industry in which it does not operate, please complete the survey anyway. Your data will still contribute.

For information about what to do if your business ceased operating before or during the 2016-17 period, please refer to Business changes.

For help using the online survey tool (eSurvey) please see eSurvey Help.

These online pages are designed to help businesses understand and complete the questions asked on the survey. In these pages, examples are used to illustrate what the questions may mean. The examples should not be taken as an exclusive list, and if your questions are not answered here you can also contact the free call (excluding mobile phones) phone number on the Contact Us page.

To access the appropriate help page for your business, please make a selection below according to the survey form you have received.

Environment Indicators Survey help page

Water supply and Sewerage Services Survey help page

A full pdf copy of the survey can be downloaded for preview prior to completion. To access the survey pdf, go to the 'Preview of Survey Questions' navigation tab after logging into your survey account.

The ABS produces several economic surveys each year to generate data on differing economic factors. We try not to burden businesses with multiple surveys, however it is possible that your business may be selected more than once to reflect varying aspects of the Australian economy. If this is the case, please take the time to respond to each survey as your data is important in representing your industry.
For information on how the ABS is reducing load placed on businesses, see Steps the ABS is taking to minimise reporting load placed on businesses.

ABS analysts may contact your business in the future if clarification is required on the data provided.

Thank you for your time and contribution.