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8167.0 - Selected Characteristics of Australian Business, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2011   
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INTRODUCTION

This is the final release from the 2009-10 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS) and presents summary data for a selection of topics including nature of business ownership, collaborative arrangements, franchising agreements, performance measures, barriers, government financial assistance, finance sought, innovation, business use of information technology, skills, markets and competition. Data included are additional to those outputs from the BCS released earlier this year in Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8166.0) and Business Use of Information Technology, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8129.0).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From 2009-10, the scope of the BCS was expanded to include employing businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. This change represents the final stage of implementation of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS), see Explanatory Notes for more detail.


DATA QUALITY

Information about data quality provided in the Quality Declaration and Explanatory Notes must be taken into consideration when interpreting the statistics in this release.


STRUCTURE OF THIS RELEASE

There are two components to this release: web based information and datacubes. The datacubes contain the detailed data that underpins the tables and commentary included in the web based information. Many of the datacubes present data cross-classified by innovation status and industry by employment size.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Andrew Puljic on (08) 9360 5229.


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