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8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07  
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INNOVATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

Innovation still in development, by employment size(a), by type - 2006-07

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

Businesses with innovation still in development for any new or significantly improved:
goods or services
8.5
10.5
14.6
17.3
9.6
operational processes
5.1
9.0
15.2
21.1
7.1
organisational/managerial processes
4.2
8.5
14.5
15.4
6.3
marketing methods
6.3
11.5
11.4
9.3
8.2
Businesses with any innovation still in development
13.8
21.8
29.2
36.6
17.5

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each employment size category.


The most frequently reported type of innovation that was still in development as at end of June 2007 was new goods or services (10%), followed by new marketing methods (8%), new operational processes (7%) and new organisational/managerial processes (6%).

Businesses with 200 or more persons had the highest proportion of innovation still in development compared to other employment size ranges for new goods or services (17%), new operational processes (21%) and new organisational/managerial processes (15%) still in development, whereas businesses with 5-19 persons employed were highest for new marketing methods (12%) still in development.

Proportion of all businesses with innovation still in development, by industry, 2006-07
Graph: Proportion of all businesses with innovation still in development, by industry, 2006–07


The industry with the highest proportion of innovation still in development was Information Media and Telecommunications at 28% followed by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (27%). Transport, Postal and Warehousing reported the lowest proportion of innovation still in development at 8%, below Construction (11%).

The industry reporting the highest proportion of businesses with new goods or services still in development was Information Media and Telecommunications (19%), while Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services reported the lowest (4%). Manufacturing had the highest rate of new operational processes still in development (12%) and Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the lowest, at 4%. The highest rate for new organisational/managerial processes still in development was in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (10%) while the lowest rate was for Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2%). The highest rate for new marketing methods still in development was recorded for Financial and Insurance Services (12%) with Mining (2%) recording the lowest rate.





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