These data cubes contain regional experimental estimates of the number of persons whose main or principal source of income comes from their own unincorporated business(es). Estimates of the aggregated individual income (or 'take home pay') these persons receive from their own unincorporated business(es) and the total income they receive from all sources are also available in the data cubes.
The statistics have been compiled from the Australian Taxation Office's Individual Income Tax Return Database and are part of the ABS' program to increase the range of regional data available to users of regional statistics, particularly through the use of administrative information from other government agencies.
The estimates compiled to date are for the financial years 1996-97 to 2003-04 and should provide further insight about economic and employment activity in regions. The data are available for various levels of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) such as Statistical Local Areas (SLAs), Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and Statistical Divisions (SDs).