Retail Activity SurveyNumber of businesses/management units;
Wages and salaries;
Cost of goods sold;
Industry gross product;
Income, expenditure and profit by ANZSIC group; and
Performance measures (e.g. liquidity ratio) by ANZSIC class.
Name of Collection
Retail Activity Survey
Services Industries Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5644
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
To monitor the structure and performance of the retail and services industries in Australia.
Data for the 1991-92 survey were based on a mail questionnaire sent to 29,000 in-scope retail businesses in Australia.
For industry data:
For commodity data:
Components of turnover (e.g. retail sales, service income); and
Commodity sales and other revenue by ANZSIC class.
In relation to transport, data are available for motor vehicle retailing and motor vehicle services.
Australia, States and Territories
Frequency of Data Availability
Data release is irregular-approximately every six years. The 1991-92 survey data were released in 1994. The data for 1998-99 survey are expected to be released in June 2000.
The survey was first conducted in 1991-92.
Products and Services
Retail Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8622.0)
Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia (cat. no. 8624.0)
Retail Industry, State and Territory Summary (cat. no. 8625.0)
Special data services are available on request.
Example of Information Available