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8175.0 - Counts of Australian Business Operators, 2006 to 2007  
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Contents >> Counts of Australian Business Operators by Selected Characteristics, 2007 >> Counts of Australian Business Operators by Selected Characteristics, 2007 Tables

1.1 Business Operator Status, by sex: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no
%

Business operators
1 300 912
68.4
601 330
31.6
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

1.2 Business operator Status, by sex and duration with business: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no
%
no
%
no
%
no
%

Under 12 months
123 668
9.5
71 228
11.8
194 897
10.2
2 215 516
26.0
Under 3 months
26 177
2.0
15 766
2.6
41 943
2.2
650 073
7.6
3 and under 6 months
36 700
2.8
20 555
3.4
57 255
3.0
603 448
7.1
6 and under 12 months
60 791
4.7
34 908
5.8
95 699
5.0
961 995
11.3
1 to less than 3 years
174 991
13.5
98 400
16.4
273 392
14.4
2 005 109
23.5
3 to less than 5 years
239 600
18.4
125 513
20.9
365 114
19.2
1 640 061
19.2
5 to less than 10 years
163 373
12.6
80 921
13.5
244 293
12.8
961 339
11.3
10 to less than 20 years
292 662
22.5
126 838
21.1
419 500
22.1
1 114 419
13.1
20 years and over
306 618
23.6
98 429
16.4
405 046
21.3
584 366
6.9
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

1.3 Business operator Status, by sex and industry: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
148 180
11.4
63 656
10.6
211 835
11.1
129 506
1.5
Mining
*2 661
*0.2
*367
**0.1
*3 028
*0.2
132 509
1.6
Manufacturing
92 208
7.1
36 137
6.0
128 346
6.7
916 680
10.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
5 854
0.4
**649
**0.1
6 503
0.3
101 367
1.2
Construction
332 433
25.6
51 396
8.5
383 829
20.2
560 795
6.6
Wholesale Trade
42 491
3.3
23 366
3.9
65 857
3.5
301 438
3.5
Retail Trade
88 718
6.8
75 950
12.6
164 668
8.7
1 078 736
12.7
Accommodation and Food Services
48 665
3.7
40 451
6.7
*89 116
4.7
587 406
6.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
89 847
6.9
17 339
2.9
107 186
5.6
425 654
5.0
Information Media and Telecommunications
18 911
1.5
6 370
1.1
25 281
1.3
209 920
2.5
Financial and Insurance Services
33 598
2.6
10 658
1.8
44 256
2.3
340 406
4.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
33 614
2.6
19 951
3.3
53 565
2.8
136 069
1.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
135 187
10.4
63 645
10.6
198 832
10.5
551 282
6.5
Administrative and Support Services
50 348
3.9
36 632
6.1
86 980
4.6
244 343
2.9
Public Administration and Safety
5 832
0.4
**712
**0.1
6 544
0.3
611 343
7.2
Education and Training
20 299
1.6
19 987
3.3
40 286
2.1
748 814
8.8
Health Care and Social Assistance
39 657
3.0
59 129
9.8
98 786
5.2
975 324
11.4
Arts and Recreation Services
25 981
2.0
17 247
2.9
43 228
2.3
152 651
1.8
Other Services
86 428
6.6
57 690
9.6
144 118
7.6
316 565
3.7
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use

1.4 Business operator Status, by sex and occupation: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Managers and administrators
288 415
22.2
85 231
14.2
373 647
19.6
509 183
6.0
Professionals
203 087
15.6
105 065
17.5
308 151
16.2
1 772 039
20.8
Associate professionals
200 228
15.4
131 693
21.9
331 921
17.4
987 612
11.6
Tradespersons and related workers
329 197
25.3
32 494
5.4
361 691
19.0
948 362
11.1
Advanced clerical and service workers
6 213
0.5
89 222
14.8
95 435
5.0
280 912
3.3
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
35 817
2.8
83 580
13.9
119 397
6.3
1 572 668
18.5
Intermediate production and transport workers
123 505
9.5
9 825
1.6
133 330
7.0
809 076
9.5
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
26 468
2.0
31 843
5.3
58 311
3.1
912 617
10.7
Labourers and related workers
87 984
6.8
32 376
5.4
120 360
6.3
728 339
8.5
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

1.5 Business Operator Status(a), by sex and hours usually worked in business: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

1 to 14
47 679
3.7
122 660
20.5
170 339
9.0
775 550
9.1
15 to 19
26 165
2.0
53 476
8.9
79 641
4.2
453 973
5.3
20 to 24
49 051
3.8
60 539
10.1
109 591
5.8
581 471
6.8
25 to 29
29 797
2.3
33 081
5.5
62 879
3.3
294 956
3.5
30 to 34
65 913
5.1
53 494
8.9
119 406
6.3
483 814
5.7
Total part-time
218 605
16.8
323 250
53.9
541 856
28.5
2 589 764
30.5
35
52 498
4.0
32 026
5.3
84 524
4.5
270 726
3.2
36 to 39
42 894
3.3
18 838
3.1
61 731
3.3
1 786 782
21.0
40
255 834
19.7
69 546
11.6
325 380
17.1
1 916 605
22.5
41 to 44
29 895
2.3
10 328
1.7
40 222
2.1
292 441
3.4
45 to 48
127 664
9.8
27 107
4.5
154 770
8.2
623 078
7.3
49 or more
571 683
44.0
118 687
19.8
690 370
36.4
1 020 577
12.0
Total full-time
1 080 468
83.2
276 530
46.1
1 356 998
71.5
5 910 209
69.5
Total
1 299 073
100.0
599 780
100.0
1 898 854
100.0
8 499 973
100.0

(a) Excludes persons who usually worked zero hours.

1.6 Business Operator status, by sex and contract work status: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Worked on a contract basis
302 239
23.2
77 123
12.8
379 361
19.9
1 160 559
13.6
Did not work on a contract basis
998 673
76.8
524 207
87.2
1 522 880
80.1
7 360 250
86.4
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

1.7 Business operators, by sex and employing status: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Had employees
489 173
37.6
232 711
38.7
721 885
37.9
Did not have employees
811 739
62.4
368 618
61.3
1 180 357
62.1
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0

1.8 Business Operator status, by sex and expected duration in business: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Expected to be with current employer or business in 12 months
1 245 786
95.8
576 514
95.9
1 822 300
95.8
7 562 865
88.8
Did not expect to be with current employer or business in 12 months
55 126
4.2
24 816
4.1
79 942
4.2
957 944
11.2
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

1.9 Business Operator status, by sex and reasons for expected duration in business less than 12 months: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Changing jobs/seeking other employment
20 793
37.7
8 908
35.9
29 700
37.2
543 324
56.7
Retiring
16 731
30.4
5 906
23.8
22 637
28.3
64 660
6.7
Employer/business closing down/downsizing
6 722
12.2
*3 901
*15.7
10 623
13.3
25 252
2.6
Return to study/travel/family reasons
*3 586
*6.5
*2 673
*10.8
6 259
7.8
155 524
16.2
Seasonal/temporary job/fixed contract
**1 064
**1.9
**197
**0.8
**1 261
**1.6
89 541
9.3
Other
6 230
11.3
*3 232
*13.0
9 463
11.8
79 643
8.3
Total
55 126
100.0
24 816
100.0
79 942
100.0
957 944
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use

1.10 Business Operator Status, by sex and age: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

15 to 19 years
6 932
0.5
*3 054
*0.5
9 986
0.5
688 445
8.1
20 to 24 years
41 161
3.2
*5 492
*0.9
46 653
2.5
1 066 590
12.5
25 to 34 years
191 555
14.7
81 300
13.5
272 855
14.3
1 985 139
23.3
35 to 44 years
329 726
25.3
180 259
30.0
509 985
26.8
1 926 893
22.6
45 to 54 years
362 066
27.8
174 654
29.0
536 720
28.2
1 790 447
21.0
55 to 59 years
154 206
11.9
75 075
12.5
229 281
12.1
624 536
7.3
60 to 64 years
121 625
9.3
48 380
8.0
170 005
8.9
312 688
3.7
65 years and over
93 643
7.2
33 116
5.5
126 759
6.7
126 071
1.5
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution

1.11 Business Operator status, by sex and State or Territory of usual residence: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

New South Wales
416 463
32.0
186 363
31.0
602 826
31.7
2 748 579
32.3
Victoria
314 619
24.2
150 243
25.0
464 862
24.4
2 132 781
25.0
Queensland
270 785
20.8
137 604
22.9
408 389
21.5
1 722 596
20.2
South Australia
96 714
7.4
41 176
6.8
137 890
7.2
622 913
7.3
Western Australia
152 718
11.7
62 157
10.3
214 876
11.3
868 616
10.2
Tasmania
26 489
2.0
13 294
2.2
39 783
2.1
189 276
2.2
Northern Territory
8 928
0.7
^3 183
^0.5
12 111
0.6
71 105
0.8
Australian Capital Territory
14 197
1.1
7 308
1.2
21 505
1.1
164 943
1.9
Australia
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution

1.12 Business operator status, by sex and relationship in household: 2007

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Non business operators
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%
no.
%

Family member
1 120 555
86.1
539 032
89.6
1 659 587
87.2
6 981 629
81.9
Husband, wife or partner
1 017 051
78.2
486 518
80.9
1 503 569
79.0
4 939 459
58.0
With dependants
558 869
43.0
256 271
42.6
815 140
42.9
2 542 794
29.8
Without dependants
458 183
35.2
230 246
38.3
688 429
36.2
2 396 665
28.1
Lone parent
30 465
2.3
37 011
6.2
67 476
3.5
433 784
5.1
With dependants
18 532
1.4
27 858
4.6
46 390
2.4
327 703
3.8
Without dependants
11 933
0.9
9 154
1.5
21 087
1.1
106 082
1.2
Dependent student
*4 154
*0.3
*2 415
*0.4
6 569
0.3
471 056
5.5
Non-dependent child
57 317
4.4
9 492
1.6
66 809
3.5
961 727
11.3
Other family person
11 567
0.9
*3 596
*0.6
15 164
0.8
175 602
2.1
Non-family member
147 585
11.3
46 540
7.7
194 126
10.2
1 282 454
15.1
Lone person
118 327
9.1
37 273
6.2
155 600
8.2
807 277
9.5
Not living alone
29 259
2.2
9 267
1.5
38 526
2.0
475 177
5.6
Relationship not determined
32 772
2.5
15 758
2.6
48 529
2.6
256 726
3.0
Total
1 300 912
100.0
601 330
100.0
1 902 241
100.0
8 520 809
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution




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