8160.0.55.005 - Quarterly Counts of Australian Businesses, Experimental estimates, 2019 - 2020  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/10/2020  First Issue
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1. The full Methodology for the annual release of Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits can be found here.

2. The Economic Accounts determinations on COVID-19 policies, including the treatment of employees receiving JobKeeper payments, can be found here.

3. Derivation of counts of businesses from the Australian Business Register, August 2020 quarter:

a. Please refer to the Scope and Coverage sections in Counts of Australian Businesses, Entries and Exits Explanatory Notes for more detailed information.
b. The data used to create this paper are extracted from the ABS BR quarterly at the mid point of the February, May, August and November months. Due to the timing of these data extracts, there are timing differences between the business counts presented in this release and those published by the ABR.
c. Businesses on the ABS BR are captured using an Economic Units Model (EUM) that has two populations; the Profiled Population and the Non-Profiled Population. The main distinction between businesses in the two populations relates to the complexity of the business structure. Businesses in the Non-Profiled Population are represented by the ABN as they have simple structures. Businesses in the Profiled Population have large and/or complex structures. They are represented by a statistical unit known as the Type of Activity Unit (TAU). Refer to the Scope section of the Explanatory Notes for more detailed information.

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