Innovation in IndustryRate of innovation;
Impact of innovation;
Qualitative aspects of innovative businesses;
Expenditure on innovation; and
Characteristics of main innovations.
Name of Collection
Innovation in Industry
Small Business and Science and Technology Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5189
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
To assess the rate, type and impact of innovation in Australian industries.
The ABS has conducted Innovation surveys in respect of 1993-94 and 1996-97. The surveys are based on a stratified random sample of businesses from the ABS Register of Businesses. The 1993-94 sample comprised approximately 5,000 businesses in the manufacturing industry and 6,700 in various non-manufacturing industries. The 1996-97 survey was restricted to the manufacturing industry and comprised approximately 6,000 businesses.
Data are collected by mail questionnaire.
For manufacturing industries:
For other industries:
Level of innovation only.
Data are available for the transport and storage industry.
Frequency of Data Availability
Data release is irregular. Two surveys have been conducted in respect of 1993-94 and 1996-97.
The results from the first survey were released in 1994 and from the second survey, in 1998.
Products and Services
Innovation in Manufacturing (cat. no. 8116.0) 1993-94 and 1996-97
Innovation in Selected Australian Industries (cat. no. 8118.0) 1993-94 only
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