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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, 2006 >> Counts of Australian Business Operators by Selected Characteristics, 2006 Tables

2.1 Business Operators(a), by sex: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%

Business operators
68.6
31.4
100.0
68.5
31.5
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.2 Business operators(a), by sex, sector and number of employees: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%

Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises
Nil employees
40.7
42.2
41.1
42.5
43.7
42.9
1-19 employees
15.9
17.1
16.3
16.6
17.7
17.0
20 or more employees
0.9
0.6
0.8
-
-
-
Total
57.4
59.8
58.2
59.1
61.4
59.8
Owner managers of incorporated enterprises
Nil employees
-
-
-
-
-
-
1-19 employees
39.2
37.2
38.6
40.9
38.6
40.2
20 or more employees
3.4
3.0
3.3
-
-
-
Total
42.6
40.2
41.8
40.9
38.6
40.2
Total
Nil employees
40.7
42.2
41.1
42.5
43.7
42.9
1-19 employees
55.1
54.3
54.8
57.5
56.3
57.1
20 or more employees
4.3
3.5
4.0
-
-
-
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.3 Business Operator status(a), by sex and highest year of school completed: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Year 12 or equivalent
47.8
51.8
49.1
47.0
51.7
48.5
57.0
Year 11 or equivalent
11.7
11.7
11.7
11.9
11.7
11.8
11.8
Year 10 or equivalent
29.0
27.6
28.5
29.4
27.7
28.9
23.6
Year 9 or equivalent
6.6
5.3
6.2
6.8
5.3
6.3
4.8
Year 8 or below
4.5
3.2
4.1
4.6
3.3
4.2
2.5
Did not go to school
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.3
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.4 Business Operator status(a), by sex and highest non school qualification: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Postgraduate Degree Level
5.4
6.2
5.6
5.3
6.2
5.5
6.7
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Level
1.6
3.8
2.2
1.6
3.8
2.2
3.9
Bachelor Degree Level
21.0
29.1
23.2
20.0
28.8
22.5
29.2
Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level
11.6
22.8
14.7
11.6
22.9
14.7
15.7
Certificate Level
53.2
25.6
45.6
54.3
25.9
46.4
35.3
Other Education
7.2
12.5
8.6
7.2
12.5
8.7
9.2
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.5 Business Operator Status(a), by sex and field of study: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Natural and Physical Sciences
2.2
2.6
2.3
2.2
2.6
2.3
3.8
Information Technology
2.5
1.6
2.3
2.6
1.6
2.3
4.1
Engineering and Related Technologies
32.5
2.7
24.3
32.8
2.7
24.5
19.7
Architecture and Building
22.5
2.0
16.9
23.1
2.0
17.3
5.0
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
4.5
1.9
3.8
4.6
1.9
3.9
2.5
Health
6.6
18.1
9.8
6.6
18.1
9.8
11.0
Education
2.0
10.9
4.5
2.0
10.9
4.5
10.3
Management and Commerce
14.2
24.8
17.1
13.5
24.6
16.5
22.1
Society and Culture
6.5
14.1
8.6
6.0
14.0
8.2
12.2
Creative Arts
3.0
8.1
4.4
3.1
8.3
4.5
3.6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services
3.5
13.0
6.1
3.5
13.2
6.1
5.6
Mixed Field Programmes
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.6 Business Operator status(a), by sex and individual income: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

$1-$149
1.8
5.3
2.9
1.8
5.4
3.0
5.4
$150-$249
3.6
8.1
5.0
3.8
8.4
5.2
5.4
$250-$399
8.7
15.4
10.8
9.0
15.8
11.2
9.9
$400-$599
17.1
22.1
18.7
17.7
22.5
19.2
18.3
$600-$799
15.2
14.2
14.9
15.7
14.3
15.2
17.3
$800-$999
13.2
10.0
12.2
13.5
9.9
12.4
13.2
$1,000-$1,299
13.9
9.3
12.4
13.9
9.1
12.4
13.1
$1,300-$1,599
7.8
4.8
6.9
7.8
4.6
6.8
7.3
$1,600-$1,999
5.0
3.0
4.4
4.9
2.9
4.2
4.2
$2,000 or more
12.1
6.2
10.3
10.4
5.5
8.8
4.9
Negative or Nil income
1.4
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.5
0.9
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.7 Business Operator status(a), by sex and family income: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

$1-$249
0.9
1.1
0.9
0.9
1.1
1.0
0.6
$250-$499
2.8
3.4
3.0
2.9
3.5
3.1
1.9
$500-$999
17.5
15.7
17.0
18.2
16.2
17.5
15.1
$1,000-$1,399
25.0
25.9
25.3
25.7
26.4
25.9
23.2
$1,400-$1,999
20.1
18.9
19.7
20.4
19.1
20.0
24.2
$2,000-$2,499
11.4
11.6
11.4
11.4
11.5
11.4
14.1
$2,500-$2,999
8.4
8.0
8.3
8.0
7.8
7.9
9.7
$3,000-$3,499
4.9
4.6
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.5
4.9
$3,500-$3,999
3.8
4.0
3.9
3.4
3.8
3.6
3.2
$4,000 or more
4.8
6.1
5.2
4.0
5.4
4.5
2.9
Negative or Nil income
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.3
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.8 Business Operator status(a), by sex and childcare provision status: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Provided childcare (unpaid)
36.0
46.6
39.4
35.8
46.5
39.2
32.0
Did not provide childcare
64.0
53.4
60.6
64.2
53.5
60.8
68.0
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.9 Business Operator status(a), by sex and place of work: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Sydney
20.5
19.8
20.3
20.5
19.8
20.3
20.9
Other New South Wales
12.0
12.7
12.2
12.2
12.8
12.4
10.8
New South Wales
32.6
32.5
32.5
32.7
32.6
32.6
31.7
Melbourne
18.0
16.8
17.6
17.9
16.8
17.5
18.6
Other Victoria
7.5
7.6
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.6
6.2
Victoria
25.5
24.5
25.2
25.4
24.4
25.1
24.8
Brisbane
8.2
8.6
8.3
8.1
8.5
8.2
9.7
Other Queensland
11.7
13.1
12.1
11.8
13.1
12.2
10.5
Queensland
19.9
21.6
20.5
19.9
21.6
20.4
20.2
Adelaide
4.9
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.7
4.8
5.7
Other South Australia
2.4
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.6
2.5
1.9
South Australia
7.3
7.2
7.3
7.3
7.2
7.3
7.6
Perth
7.6
7.1
7.5
7.6
7.1
7.4
7.7
Other Western Australia
3.0
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
2.6
Western Australia
10.6
10.2
10.5
10.6
10.2
10.5
10.3
Greater Hobart
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
1.0
Other Tasmania
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
Tasmania
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.3
Darwin
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.7
Other Northern Territory
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.4
Northern Territory
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
1.1
Canberra
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
2.1
Other Australian Capital Territory
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
2.1
Australia
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.10 Business Operator status(a), by sex and remote areas: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Major Cities of Australia
65.7
63.8
65.1
65.4
63.6
64.8
70.7
Inner Regional Australia
20.4
21.7
20.8
20.6
21.8
20.9
17.8
Outer Regional Australia
11.2
11.8
11.4
11.3
11.9
11.5
9.0
Remote Australia
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.0
1.6
Very Remote Australia
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
1.0
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.11 Business operator status(a), by sex, method of travel to work by Internet connection: 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Worked at home
14.3
35.9
20.8
14.8
36.7
21.4
2.1
Type of Internet connection at home
Broadband - Other connection
59.3
62.1
60.7
59.1
61.9
60.6
57.1
Dial-up conection
25.5
25.1
25.3
25.6
25.2
25.4
25.2
No Internet connection
15.3
12.8
14.0
15.3
12.8
14.0
17.7
Other methods of travel to work
85.7
64.1
79.2
85.2
63.3
78.6
97.9
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.12 Business Operator status(a), by sex and region of birth: 2006

Male business operator
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
Non business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Oceania and Antarctica
11.3
11.4
11.3
11.3
11.4
11.3
14.4
North-West Europe
34.8
33.5
34.4
34.7
33.4
34.3
30.8
Southern and Eastern Europe
17.8
14.0
16.6
17.8
13.9
16.6
11.2
North Africa and the Middle East
7.2
4.2
6.3
7.3
4.2
6.3
3.7
South-East Asia
8.1
12.5
9.4
8.1
12.6
9.5
14.5
North-East Asia
8.2
11.4
9.2
8.3
11.5
9.3
7.9
Southern and Central Asia
4.5
3.7
4.2
4.5
3.7
4.2
7.5
Americas
3.6
4.7
4.0
3.6
4.7
4.0
4.9
Sub-Saharan Africa
4.6
4.8
4.7
4.5
4.7
4.6
5.1
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.

2.13 Business Operators(a), by sex and Indigenous status : 2006

Male business operators
Female business operators
Total business operators
Male small business operators
Female small business operators
Total small business operators
%
%
%
%
%
%

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
68.6
31.4
100.0
68.8
31.2
100.0

(a) Cells in this table have been subject to minor adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data.




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