NAME OF COLLECTION
Survey of Research and Experimental Development
Research and Development Statistics
Small Business and Science and Technology Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 02 6252 5627
Facsimile: 02 6252 7004
To provide comprehensive data on Australia's research and development (R&D) effort.
Business R&D data are published by industry.
The scope of the survey is all businesses in Australia which undertaken R&D. The 1996--97 R&D survey comprised a complete enumeration of businesses identified by the ABS as likely to have carried out R&D activity. There are approximately 3,500 businesses undertaking R&D in Australia each year.
Method of collectionExpenditure on R&D
Human resources devoted to R&D
Type of R&D expenditure
Type of employee undertaking R&D
Source of funds for R&D
Location of R&D expenditure
R&D expenditure by type of activity (collected every second year)
Extramural R&D expenditure (collected every second year)
Payments and receipts for technical know-how (collected every second year)
Patent activity (collected every second year)
R&D expenditure classified by field of research
R&D expenditure classified by socioeconomic objective
Australia, although location of R&D expenditure is collected.
Frequency of data availability
Annual. Year ended 30 June.
Data are available for 1976-77, 1981-82 and from 1983-84.
Products and services availableResearch and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia (cat. no. 8104.0)
Other products and servicesMore detailed R&D statistics are available on request
This page last updated 1 August 2006