Australian Bureau of Statistics
Research and Experimental Development - Businesses (Survey of)
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This survey is conducted annually and collects estimates of Research and Experimental Development (R&D) expenditure and human resources devoted to R&D by businesses in Australia. The data are classified by industry, size of business, type of expenditure, source of funds, type of activity, location of expenditure, type of resource, socio-economic objective and field of research.
ABS R&D statistics enable the nature and distribution of R&D activity in Australia to be monitored and analysed by government, business, academics and international organisations. The data are used for a variety of purposes, including policy formulation, allocation of funds and the determination of priorities for research and development.
All organisations within the Australian business sector (i.e. all businesses and the private non-profit institutions mainly serving them) performing Research and Experimental Development (R&D) and with expenditure on R&D of $100,000 or more in the reference period.
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Comments and/or Other Regions
Location of R&D expenditure (state, territory and overseas) data are also released. This may not be the head office location of the business.
1976/77, 1978/79, 1981/82, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1988/89 Complete enumeration of likely R&D performers
1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90 Stratified random sample of likely R&D performers
1990/91 to 2004/05 Complete enumeration of likely R&D performers
From 2005/06 to current Complete enumeration of known R&D performers with expenditure on R&D of $100.000 or more
Data availability comments
Data published annually approximately 15 months after survey period.
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This page last updated 7 November 2012