As part of its innovation and technology statistics program, the ABS collects a range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) statistics as well as Innovation, Research & Experimental Development (R&D) and Venture Capital (VC) statistics.
The Innovation and Technology Statistics Branch provides statistical leadership, including engagement with key external clients; international contribution to standards and classifications; development of statistical infrastructure; the release of ICT, Innovation, R&D and VC statistics; and, undertakes complex analytical projects. The Innovation and Technology Statistics Branch is part of the Economic and Environment Statistics Group.
If Australia were 100 businesses...
61 are micro businesses
30 are small businesses
8 are medium businesses
1 is large (200+ employees)
92 businesses had internet access
99 had broadband
1 had dial up
45 had a web presence
55 placed orders via the internet
28 received orders via the internet
41 businesses introduced innovation
7 businesses abandoned innovation
25 businesses still had innovation in development