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INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS - SUMMARY

Summary of innovative activity in Australian business(a), key indicators, 2009-10 to 2011-12

2009-10
2010-11
2011-12

Estimated number of businesses(b) '000
776
764
776
Businesses that introduced any new or significantly improved:(c)
goods or services %
19.8
17.3
20.4
operational processes %
16.9
16.4
19.1
organisational/managerial processes %
20.7
18.9
23.0
marketing methods %
16.7
16.8
19.9
Businesses that introduced innovation (innovating businesses) %
38.6
33.3
41.3
Businesses with innovative activity which was:(c)
still in development(d) %
19.9
19.6
24.9
abandoned %
7.3
5.7
6.9
Businesses with any innovative activity (innovation-active businesses) %
43.8
39.1
46.6

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Business counts are provided for contextual information only, and the total may not sum to the total of the components due to rounding. Refer to Explanatory Notes 20 and 21.
(c) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.
(d) As at the end of the reference period 30 June 2012.



Innovation-active businesses

Innovation-active businesses are those that undertook any innovative activity during the reference period. This includes businesses that introduced or abandoned any of the four types of innovation during the period and those that had any of the types of innovation still in development at the end of the period. The proportion of businesses that were innovation-active (i.e. those that undertook any innovative activity) in 2011-12 was 47%, an increase of eight percentage points from the previous year.


Innovating businesses

Innovating businesses are those that introduced any of the four types of innovation during the 2011-12 reference period.

More than two in five businesses (41%) reported they had introduced at least one type of innovation during the 2011-12 reference period, an increase from 33% of businesses in the previous year and 39% of businesses in 2009-10.


Innovation still in development

One quarter of businesses reported some form of innovative activity that was still in development as at 30 June 2012. This is an increase of five percentage points from 2010-11.


Abandoned innovation

During the year ended 30 June 2012, businesses that reported abandoning at least one type of innovative activity increased one percentage point from the previous year to 7%.





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