8167.0 - Selected Characteristics of Australian Business, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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BUSINESS MARKETS AND COMPETITION

Statistics on Main source of business income, Main supplier of goods and services, Reliance on clients, customers and buyers, Amount of competition experienced by businesses and Size of competitors, can be accessed via the Downloads tab.


Geographic markets in which businesses sold goods or services

Businesses were asked to indicate the geographic markets they sold goods or services in during the year ended 30 June 2014. Businesses could report more than one geographic market.


Geographic markets in which businesses sold goods or services, by employment size(a)(b), 2013-14

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total
%
%
%
%
%

Local(c)
80.9
84.2
81.0
76.5
81.9
Outside of local area but within the state/territory
35.4
40.1
46.8
63.1
37.9
Outside of state/territory but within Australia
19.5
25.0
37.2
59.5
22.8
Overseas markets
7.1
7.7
13.0
34.2
7.9

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses could report more than one geographic market.
(c) The local market is defined as 'the immediate area, town or city in which the business is located'.


Overall, the proportion of businesses that sold their goods or services within their local market was 82%, more than double the proportion which reported outside of local area but within state/territory (38%). Although businesses were least likely to report that they sold goods or services in overseas markets (8%), over a third of businesses with 200 or more persons employed sold goods or services in these geographic markets (34%), compared to 7% of businesses with 0-4 persons employed.

Businesses in the Accommodation and food services industry were most likely to have sold goods or services in their local geographic market (94%), while businesses in the Mining industry were the most likely to have sold goods or services outside of local area but within state/territory (59%). Businesses in the Wholesale trade industry were most likely to have sold goods or services overseas (27%).

Further statistics relating to geographic markets in which businesses sold goods or services can be accessed via the Downloads tab.


Government procurement

Businesses were asked if they entered into a formal agreement or contract to supply goods or services to any government agency during the year ended 30 June 2014. Businesses were asked if the agreement or contract was with federal government and/or state/territory or local government.


Government procurement, by level of government, by employment size(a)(b), 2013-14

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total
%
%
%
%
%

Businesses that reported agreements or contracts with:
Federal government
1.3
2.0
5.5
15.3
1.9
State/Territory or local government
6.1
6.5
16.1
23.2
7.1
Any government agency
7.0
7.2
17.1
29.2
8.0

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses could identify both federal government and state/territory or local government.

Overall, 8% of businesses entered into a formal agreement or contract to supply goods or services to any government agency during the year ended 30 June 2014. Businesses were most likely to have agreements or contracts with state/territory or local government agencies (7%).

Further statistics relating to government procurement can be accessed via the Downloads tab.