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Information Technology Survey - Business Enterprises


Assistant Director
Technology Statistics Project
Small Business and Science and Technology Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5000
Facsimile: 02 6252 7004
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


To provide data on the use of information technology (IT) by Australian business enterprises, including those engaged in the mining sector.


A survey of a sample of all businesses except those without employees, and those engaged in agriculture, forestry or fishing. In the 1997-98 survey, approximately 7,000 businesses were surveyed.

Method of collection

Mail questionnaire.

Data detail

  • IT penetration by industry
  • IT penetration by size of business
  • Employment including number of IT professional staff used
  • IT expenditure by industry: includes IT operating expenses, IT capital expenditure and IT in-house support costs
  • IT expenditure by size of business: includes IT operating expenses, IT capital expenditure and IT in-house support costs
  • Numbers of authorised users of IT
  • IT professional staff usage by type of work
  • Measures of computer connectivity
  • Use of the Internet: benefits, barriers and intentions

    Geographic coverage


    Frequency of data availability

    Year ending 30 June.

    Historical data

    Available for 1993-94 and 1997-98.

    Products and services available


  • Business Use of Information Technology (cat. no. 8129.0)
  • Business Use of Information Technology, Preliminary (cat. no. 8133.0)

    Other products and services
  • Special data services are available on request

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