1391.0.55.001 - Planning for Business, 2010  
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Planning for Business | Using statistics for business or franchise planning


Image: Brian Pink Australian Statistican
Information to assist your business planning
Australians regularly provide the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with information about their working life; how and where they live; family and family structures; what they spend their money on; and their hobbies or recreational activities. This wealth of information enables us to put together a picture of Australia.

If you are considering starting up, or you're already in a small or medium sized business, we have information to help you. This brochure provides some examples of how statistics can assist you in making informed business decisions.

Individual information is confidential
As Australia's official statistical organisation, the ABS has statutory independence from the Government. We depend on the goodwill and cooperation of Australians, businesses and other organisations to provide information in response to our many data collections. All information provided to us is protected by confidentiality provisions. When we release statistics the law requires us to do so in a manner that is not likely to enable the identification of a particular person or organisation.

Where to find ABS information
Published information is available free of charge on our website. You can buy specific and more detailed information from our information consultancy service to meet your particular need. This service is priced to meet our costs in delivering information to you. Contact us to discuss your needs and for help in accessing the information to best help you in planning your next business steps.

Brian Pink
Australian Statistician