This publication presents results from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses and organisations which were mainly engaged in providing legal services. The survey was conducted by the ABS in respect of the 2007-08 financial year to provide detailed measures of the performance and structure of legal services businesses/organisations operating in Australia. It includes aspects such as the composition of income and funding received; details of expenses incurred and characteristics of employment. A state dimension is also presented. Previous surveys were conducted in respect of 2001-02, 1998-99, 1995-96, 1992-93 and 1987-88 financial years.
COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS STATISTICS
The reader should bear in mind that this survey was not designed to support accurate estimates of change over time. Due to changes in the frame, scope and statistical unit, users should exercise caution when comparing the 2007-08 results to the 2001-02 results, and previous iterations of this survey. For further information, refer to the Technical Note on historical comparisons.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
Detailed data is available free online in spreadsheet format. To access this information, go to the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
MORE INFORMATION ON ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES STATISTICS
Information about ABS activities in the field of service industries statistics is available from the Service Industries statistics theme page on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>. To access the theme page, select 'Themes' from the menu on the home page.
The ABS welcomes comments and suggestions from users regarding future surveys of Service Industries. These comments should be addressed to the Director, Goods and Services National Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, ACT, 2616.
Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the total.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.