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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

Periodic surveys of selected service industries are undertaken in response to specifically identified user needs for data that support in-depth studies of individual service industries and/or activities for use in micro-economic analysis and policy formulation.


    PURPOSE
    The main purpose of this collection is to provide data in response to user needs for size and structure information (mainly financial and employment) on a regular basis, as well as selected activity measures on cafe, restaurant and catering services. It also provides data which feed into Input-Output tables and for annual benchmarking of economic activity by National accounts. This collection is also an essential input to the benchmarking of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA). The specific data items required for the TSA are met through the standard data items collected from this survey.

    The main external user of this survey is the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR). Key requirements are estimates on the size and structure of the industry.


    SCOPE
The survey's scope includes businesses that generate income predominantly from the provision of meals consumed on the premises, or from the provision of catering services at specified locations or events. These businesses are classified according to Class 4511 (Cafes and Restaurants) and Class 4513 (Catering Services) of the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    N/A

    Main outputs
    Results from the survey are published in ABS catalogue number 8655.0. The publication contains the following tables at the national level for ANZSIC classes 4511 and 4513, together with summary data at the state level:

      • Key Figures
      • sources of income
      • items of expenditure
      • characteristics of employment
      • occupation
      • selected statistics by employment size groupings
      • state and territory comparisons
      • selected performance ratios

    Classifications

          The Cafes and Restaurants and Catering Services Survey collects data classified according the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). The ANZSIC 2006 classes are 4511 (Cafes and Restaurants) and Class 4513 (Catering Services) The statistical unit is the ABN for the ATO maintained part of the Australian Business Register and the Type of Activity Unit (TAU) (for the ABS maintained part of the Australian Business Register.

          Businesses classified under SISCA 3000 and 6000 have been excluded from the scope of this collection.

          The Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC) has been used to provide a basis for recompiling basic product statistics from their original classifications into a standard classification for analytical use. All product components have been mapped in ANZSPC.

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT
    Section of State

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments
    This is an Ad hoc survey.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    Cafes and restaurants and catering services were surveyed in respect of the 1986-1987, 1998-1999 and 2003-04 reference years. Cafes and restaurants were also previously surveyed as part of the hospitality industry surveys conducted in respect of 1979-1980 & 1991-1992.


    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    07/09/2007 03:22 PM



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