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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 >> Innovation in Australian Business - Detail

INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS - DETAIL

Innovation-active businesses

Summary of innovative activity in Australian business, by employment size(a), 2010 - 11

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

Estimated number of businesses (b) '000
464
238
58
4
764
Businesses which introduced innovation (innovating businesses)(c) %
24.9
43.6
56.0
53.7
33.3
Businesses with innovative activity which was:
still in development %
14.1
26.2
34.5
38.2
19.6
abandoned %
5.4
6.3
5.7
7.3
5.7
Businesses with any innovative activity (innovation-active businesses) %
30.5
49.6
61.9
65.9
39.1

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Business counts are provided for contextual information only, please refer to Explanatory Notes 20 and 21.
(c) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.


The proportion of innovation-active businesses was greater for each successive employment size range. Almost one third of businesses with 0-4 persons employed reported being innovation-active compared with almost two thirds of businesses with 200 or more persons employed.

Proportion of businesses that were innovation-active, by industry, 2010-11
Graph: Proportion of businesses that were innovation-active, by industry, 2010-11


During 2010-11, innovative activity was reported by more than half of all Wholesale trade businesses (58%). Businesses in Transport, postal and warehousing were least likely to have innovative activity (21%).





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