Australian Bureau of Statistics
8101.0 - Innovation and Technology Update, June 2012
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/07/2012
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The ANZSRC 2008 (cat. no. 1297.0) was released on 31st March 2008, replacing the previous Australian Standard Research Classification 1998. The ANZSRC was developed to meet the dual needs for a comprehensive description of today's research environment, as well as the ability to compare R&D statistics internationally.
At the time of its release in 2008, the ABS and Statistics New Zealand indicated an intention to undertake a minor revision of the classification every five years and a major revision every ten years. Although there is a small demand for some minor revisions, resource constraints in both the ABS and Statistics New Zealand have resulted in the minor review being deferred in the medium term. With a view of developing an achievable strategy for any ANZSRC review (both minor and major), further discussion will be held with key stakeholders during 2013.
SUMMARY OF IT USE AND INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS
The Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business (cat. no. 8166.0) was released on the 26 June 2012. It is the first of three releases from the 2010-11 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS), with Innovation in Australian Business (cat. no. 8158.0) due for release on 23 August 2012, and Selected Characteristics of Australian Business (cat. no. 8167.0) on 13 September 2012.
This release presents key indicators on the incidence of use of information technology and innovation in Australian business. Detailed data (including some output cross-classified by business size and industry) are included in datacubes.
For further information about this release and related Business Characteristics statistics, please contact Andrew Puljic by email or on (08) 9360 5229.
INTERNET ACTIVITY SURVEY
This release contains details of internet activity supplied by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia with more than 1,000 active subscribers. It includes information on internet subscribers and their type of access connection, the type of user (i.e. business/household), the volume of data downloaded, the speed of internet connection and the location of the subscriber (by state or territory). The data are released as Internet Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8153.0).
The June 2012 survey is currently in the field, with data expected to be released 9 October 2012.
VENTURE CAPITAL AND LATER STAGE EQUITY, AUSTRALIA
From the 1 July 2012, due to changes in the internal ABS reporting structure, the Venture Capital and Later Stage Equity, Australia (cat. no. 5678.0) collection is now undertaken by the Innovation and Technology Statistics branch.
Venture capital and later stage equity is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions to venture capital and later stage equity investments. The ABS undertook the first survey of venture capital for the period 1999-2000 and has since undertaken this survey annually with financial support of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).
CENSUS OF HOUSING AND POPULATION 2011
The Australian Census of Population and Housing was conducted on 9 August 2011. This was Australia's sixteenth national Census, and marked the centenary of national Censuses in Australia. The objective of the Census is to measure accurately, the number of people and dwellings in Australia on Census night, and a range of their key characteristics. The Census provides information about the population's characteristics and its housing, within small geographic areas, to support planning, administration, policy development and evaluation activities in the public and private sectors.
With the development of technology, in particular the internet, and the growing sophistication of the user community, the ABS has recast its range of products and services for the 2011 Census. The following key strategies have been proposed, with the data for most being available for use from the 21 June 2012:
For more information on Census data releases please read Information Paper: Census of Population and Housing - Products and Services, 2011 (cat. 2011.0.55.001)
OTHER ABS STATISTICS RELATING TO ICT, R&D AND INNOVATION
As well as the key releases produced by the ABS' Innovation and Technology Statistics Branch, the following products could also be of interest:
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This page last updated 22 January 2013