ECONOMIC ACTIVITY SURVEY - HELP PAGE
Welcome to the help pages for the Economic Activity Survey 2012-13
These pages contain information designed to help businesses understand and complete the questions asked on the survey. In these pages, examples are used extensively to illustrate what the questions may mean for particular industries or groups of industries. These examples should not be taken as an exhaustive or exclusive list.
For common questions about participation in ABS business surveys, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For information about what to do if the business ceased operating before or during the 2012-13 period, please refer to Business changes.
For help using the online survey tool (eSurvey) please see eSurvey Help.
If your question about the Economic Activity Survey is not answered on these pages you can also call the freecall (excluding mobile phones) phone number on the Contact Us page.
A number of different form variations are used to collect information for the Economic Activity Survey based on the industries or groups of industries to which businesses are classified by ABS. To access an appropriate help page, please make a selection below according to the main industry or sector in which your business operates.
If your business has been asked to complete a survey corresponding to an industry in which it does not operate, please complete the survey anyway. (The main points of difference between the survey variations are the examples of what to include or exclude, but the main concepts behind the questions are common to all survey variations.)
This page first published 15 September 2005, last updated 15 August 2013