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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    The survey includes all non-government management units classified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) Classes 9519 (Personal and household goods hiring nec) and 7743 (Plant hiring or leasing). The Hire industries were identified as two industries for which there was very limited information available to national accountants on the income and expenses (ie the structure) of the industry. It is part of an annual program of surveys targeting the Services Sector of the economy.

    The surveys include data items specifically tailored to each industry to satisfy the following requirements:

    • an income breakdown, including rental income by broad product line
    • a detailed breakdown of expenditure
    • a detailed breakdown of employment data (full-time /part-time, male/female)
    • balance sheet information on assets and liabilities
    • State data for key items ie employment, wages and salaries and total income

    PURPOSE
    The objective of the survey is to provide the fundamental base line data necessary to understand the nature of the hiring industries and to provide a benchmark for measuring change over time.

    SCOPE
    The scope of the survey is all non-government management units on the ABS Business Register as at June 2000 classified to ANZSIC Class 9519 (Personal and household goods hiring nec) and ANZSIC Class 7743 (Plant hiring or leasing).

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Not applicable

    Main outputs
    Published data reflects a range of standard outputs including:

    • sources of income
    • items of expenditure
    • characteristics of employment
    • hire assets
    • selected performance ratios

    The tables contain data at the Australia level with one state table showing:
    • number of businesses and locations
    • employment
    • wages and salaries
    • total income

    Classifications
    ANZSIC
    According to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (1292.0), each business unit is classified to a single industry. The industry allocated is based on an estimate expenditure on the primary activity of the management unit irrespective of whether a range of activities or a single activity is undertaken by the unit. For example, a management unit which expends most of its financial resources on hire/leasing of plant would have all operations included in the aggregates and ratios for the Plant hire and leasing industry, even if significant secondary activities (e.g. transport) were undertaken.

    ANSZIC has been used to classify management units included in this survey. Statistics in publications are generally presented at the ANZSIC Class level.

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments
    May be repeated, collection frequency may be 5-yearly, but currently unkown

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    This survey has only been conducted once in respect of 1999-2000. For the 2002-03 cycle please refer to the current collection CMS entries: Plant Hire and Leasing, Personal Goods Hire and Motor Vehicle Hire.


    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data available from publication: Hire Industries, Australia (cat. no. 8567.0)


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    17/09/2004 08:28 AM



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