This is the third release from the 2006-07 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS) and presents summary data for a selection of topics including: business structure; business performance; business use of information technology; business innovation; business finance; business markets and competition; and barriers to business activities or performance. Data included are additional to those outputs from the BCS released previously in Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8166.0) and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8158.0).
STRUCTURE OF THIS RELEASE
There are two components to this release: web based information and data cubes. The data cubes contain the detailed data that underpins the tables and commentary included in the web based information. Many of the data cubes present data cross-classified by innovator status and industry by employment size.
COMPARABILITY WITH STATISTICS INCLUDED IN THE PREVIOUS ISSUE
The statistics included in this release are not directly comparable with those included in the previous issue of this release. The estimates in this release are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition. Estimates in the previous issue of this release were based on the 1993 edition of ANZSIC. This change has impacted on direct comparability, more information about this change is provided in the Appendix 1: Changes to Industry Classification. This Appendix contains some data from the 2006-07 BCS presented on the ANZSIC93 basis.
REVISIONS IN THIS RELEASE
Some of the data contained within the sections, Business Use of Information Technology and Business Innovation were first included in the initial release from the 2006-07 BCS, Summary Indicators of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8166.0). As indicated in that release, quality assurance for the 2006-07 BCS was still underway and estimates included were subject to revision for future related releases. The revisions are relatively minor and all have been annotated in the tables presented.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Andrew Puljic on Perth (08) 9360 5229.