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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    A survey was conducted for a selection of non-manufacturing industries to determine the level and main types of innovation that was occurring. Data was published by industry and size (employment) of business

    PURPOSE
    To assess the level and type of innovation in a selection of non-manufacturing industries.

    SCOPE
    6,700 management units in Australian industry were sampled. The sample taken from the ABS business register. All size businesses were included and most industries with the exception of Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Government administration and defence, and Education regardless of whether the businesses had undertaken any innovative activities in the collection period.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    See OECD's Oslo Manual

    Main outputs
    Management units: rate of innovation, by industry and employment groups

    Classifications
    ANZSIC - Selected Divisions
    Employment groups (0-4, 5-9, 10-19, 20-49, 50-99, 100-199, 200-499, 500-999, 1000 or more)

    Other concepts (summary)
    A technological innovation is any new or substantially improved good or service which has been commercialised, or any new or substantially improved process used for the production of goods and services.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania

    Comments and/or Other Regions


    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments


    COLLECTION HISTORY
    First and only collection 1993/94

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Only limited data was collected in this survey - so there is little information available that was not published


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    25/07/2002 03:33 PM



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