8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update (Newsletter), Nov 1999  
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4. RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D) STATISTICS

Surveys are currently being conducted for the year 1998-99. The surveys cover businesses, higher education institutions, government organisations and private non-profit organisations. Details of R&D expenditure and human resources devoted to R&D classified by type of expenditure, location of expenditure, source of funds, type of employee, type of activity, field of research and socio-economic objective are being collected. Details are also being collected for payments and receipts for technical know-how.

Final results from the surveys will be released in the following publications:

  • 8111.0 Research and Experimental Development, Higher Education Organisations, Australia (expected to be released in March 2000)

  • 8104.0 Research and Experimental Development, Business Enterprises, Australia (expected to be released in June 2000)

  • 8109.0 Research and Experimental Development, General Government and Private Non-Profit Organisations, Australia (expected to be released in July 2000)
  • 8112.0 Research and Experimental Development, All Sector Summary, Australia (expected to be released in August 2000).


4.1 Regional R&D statistics

In the research and experimental development (R&D) surveys conducted by the ABS, organisations are asked to break down their R&D expenditure by location, i.e. where the R&D was actually carried out. The locations are the States and Territories of Australia plus an Overseas category. Data below State or Territory level are not collected. Tables showing R&D expenditure by location are included in the set of R&D publications.