1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Jun 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2007
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A strategic issue identified by users of statistics in the 2005 National Statistical Priorities Paper (prepared by the SA ABS as a compilation of all states issues) was the need to profile business activity for various areas of the state.
On 26 February 2007, the ABS released a new publication, Counts of Australian Businesses, Including Entries and Exits (cat. no. 8165.0). This product presents business counts, including data measuring levels and rates of business entries to and exits from the Australian economy, and business survival. These data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register.
(a) Please refer Explanatory Notes for more information regarding businesses and their Main State of operation.
Source: Counts of Australian Businesses, Including Entries and Exits (cat. no. 8165.0)
This publication replaces two previous releases: Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register, Counts of Businesses - Summary Tables (cat. no. 8161.0.55.001) and Experimental Estimates, Entries and Exits of Business Entities, Australia (cat. no. 8160.0.55.001). The counts presented in this publication are not comparable to those previously released.
The change in scope for Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits means that only those units which are actively trading in goods or services are included in the output. Specifically, the survey population excludes:
On 27 April 2007, a series of more detailed datacubes was released which provides users with cross-classified industry (2 digit ANZSIC), state and territory, and employment and turnover size range data. On 31 May 2007, another set of cross-classified datacubes was released, which includes postcode data as well as more detailed industry, state and territory and employment and annual turnover size range data.
Consistent with ABS progressive release policy for Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits outputs, additional datacubes are being considered for release throughout 2007. Users will be kept up to date with regard to data availability through the ABS website.
The ABS is also looking to code each of the nearly two million businesses on the ABS Business Register (ABSBR) to the new Australian Statistical Geographical Classification (ASGC), using a technique known as "mesh-block coding". It is expected that this initiative will make it possible to produce high quality fine level sub-State data for users in future.
Details can be found on the Notes and the Explanatory Notes of the Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits publication. For further information contact Ashley Bartlett on (02) 6252 5402, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the ABS recently released the following Discussion Paper: The first iteration of the Discussion Paper: The First Iteration of the Business Longitudinal Database, 2004–05 (cat. no. 8164.0). The aim of the Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) is to produce a reliable longitudinal dataset of both characteristics and financial data that will allow analyses of changes in the performance of a cohort of businesses over time. The BLD aims to increase understanding of:
For further information about this paper and related statistics, contact Helen Harkin on Canberra (02) 6252 6531, email email@example.com.
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