Information Papers and Reports
Australian ICT Statistical Compendium 2009
This compendium was compiled by the Australian Computer Society in collaboration with the ABS and other government departments. The report includes ICT statistics on business, education, employment and immigration and is broken down to a state level where available.
Australia ICT Data Collection Case Study
This report was written by Vanessa Gray, Telecom/ICT Analyst in the Telecommunication Development Bureau's Market, Economic and Finance Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The Case Study was one of the activities of the Digital Bridges Initiative, a project established by the ITU and the Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) of the Republic of Korea to help achieve the internationally agreed goals of the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) to bridge the digital divide. The objective of the study was to present a best practice example of how to measure the availability and use of ICT.
Understanding the causes of business innovation in Australia, South Australia and Europe using ABS surveys and other sources, including European surveys
This article was published in the 'In-Business, South Australia', Issue 22, April/May 2005. It was written by Professor Dick Blandy and Zeljka Sporer from the University of South Australia and provides some initial findings for the collaboration they have entered into with the ABS, which aims to assist the Australian Statistician inform the Australian people of outcomes of the ABS's data collection work in the area of business innovation. The article presents a range of information about their early analysis of the 2003 Business innovation data, with a specific focus on South Australia.
Please note: The view presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the ABS.
Measuring the Knowledge-Based Information Economy, Don Lamberton and Max Neutze (ANU), March 1999
The ABS commissioned Professors Lamberton and Neutze in 1998 to produce a report on the need for statistics about the knowledge based economy and the information and related sectors. The report, published in March 1999, stressed that the move towards a knowledge based economy has pervaded all sectors and that information technology is only one element of the information input, with human skills, organisational capital and managerial change also essential elements. They suggested that the ideal approach would be to measure the information intensity of different activities across sectors as well as obtaining measures of organisational and management change and marketing innovations and associated expenditures on information and knowledge.
|Note: This report is intended for historical reference only due to developments in ABS statistics in this field over the last ten years. The views presented in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ABS.|