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8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS >> Innovating Businesses

INNOVATING BUSINESSES

Businesses which introduced innovation (innovating businesses), by employment size(a), by type, 2010 - 11

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

Businesses which introduced any new or significantly improved:(b)
goods or services
13.2
22.6
26.9
26.8
17.3
operational processes
11.3
23.1
28.3
37.7
16.4
organisational/managerial processes
12.9
25.9
36.4
37.4
18.9
marketing methods
12.5
22.4
28.1
24.8
16.8
Innovating businesses
24.9
43.6
56.0
53.7
33.3

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.


Businesses with 20-199 persons employed were most likely to report that they introduced at least one type of innovation (56%). One quarter of businesses with 0-4 persons employed introduced innovation during 2010-11.

New organisational/managerial processes was the most reported type of innovation introduced (19%). The least reported was new operational processes (16%).

For businesses with 0-4 persons employed, the most commonly reported introduced innovation were new goods or services and organisational/managerial processes (both 13%). New organisational/managerial innovation was the most commonly reported introduced innovation for businesses with 5-19 persons employed (26%) and 20-199 persons employed (36%). New operational processes was the most commonly reported introduced innovation for businesses with 200 or more persons employed (38%).

Proportion of businesses that were innovating, by industry, 2010-11
Graph: Proportion of businesses which introduced innovation (innovating businesses), by industry, 2010-11


By industry, Wholesale trade recorded the highest proportion of innovating businesses (51%) followed by Retail trade (42%). The lowest proportion of introduced innovation was recorded by businesses in Transport, postal and warehousing (18%).

Wholesale trade had the highest proportion of businesses which reported the introduction of both new goods or services and marketing methods (32% and 30% respectively). Manufacturing recorded the highest proportion of businesses that introduced new operational processes (24%), while Professional, scientific and technical services recorded the highest proportion of businesses that introduced new organisational/managerial processes (26%).

Transport, postal and warehousing recorded the lowest proportion of businesses which introduced new goods or services (7%) and marketing methods (6%). The industries which recorded the lowest proportion of businesses which introduced new operational processes were Construction and Other services (both 10%). Other services and Agriculture, forestry and fishing industries recorded the lowest proportion of businesses which introduced new organisational/managerial processes (both 12%).





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