NAME OF ORGANISATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The survey of the Security and Investigative Services industry for the 1998/99 reference year was the second collection conducted by the ABS for this sector. The previous one being in 1987/88. The collection of statistics for the Security and Investigative Services industry is planned to be undertaken three yearly as part of the wider Business Services Survey. The collection was a survey of employing businesses in ANZSIC 7864. A range of profit and loss, balance sheet and employment details was collected from businesses. Published data reflects a range of standard outputs including: business employment details, income and expense dissected by major component and financial performance ratios together with a set of activity data outputs.
To provide key measures on the performance of the Security and Investigative Services industry and to identify the nature and structure of the industry in terms of employment, income, costs and its contribution to the Australian economy.
The scope of the collection was all employing businesses mainly engaged in providing security, protection or private enquiry services, other than units of police forces and government security agencies, as defined by Class 7864 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Note: This defined scope for the Security and Investigative Services Survey is narrower than some other's view of the industry. That is, the ABS excludes businesses such as locksmiths, alarm wholesalers and installers which are classifiable to other ANZSIC classes.
The coverage source is the ABS Business Register and therefore the scope is defined by businesses on the Business Register classified to ANZSIC Class 7864
The tables in the publication include
sources of income
items of expenditure
characteristics of employment
main activity of persons employed
selected statistics by employment size groupings
selected performance ratios
The tables contain data at the Australia level with one state table showing:
number of businesses
wages and salaries
The Security and Investigative Services Industry Survey collects data classified according the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC). Businesses were selected on the basis of their ANZSIC (7864) at the management unit level.
Data will be available at the ANZSIC class level for ANZSIC 7864.
The publication contains one table of data cross classified by the following employment size groupings: