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8104.0 - Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/2008   
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INTRODUCTION

This release presents summary statistics on Research and Experimental Development (R&D) undertaken by Australian businesses. Data used in the compilation of these statistics were provided to the ABS by businesses in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2007. The context described in the Explanatory and Technical Notes should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Industry estimates in this release have been compiled based on the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC06) and are presented at the industry division level. Previous releases of this issue used the 1993 edition of the classification (ANZSIC93).

More detailed ANZSIC06 and ANZSIC93 industry data are available in data cubes released with this issue. ANZSIC06 estimates are not available for reference periods prior to 2005-06. See the Appendix for further detail.


DATA QUALITY

When interpreting the results in this release it is important to take into account factors that may affect the reliability of estimates. These factors are described in the Non-sampling error section in the Technical Note.

This release includes revised data for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 reference periods. Refer to the Revisions section of the Technical Note for further detail.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kirsty Rothenbury on Perth (08) 9360 5382.


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