This release presents counts of actively trading businesses in the market sector of the Australian economy, from the end of June 2015 to the end of June 2019. Statistics in this release are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register (ABSBR). Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits (CABEE) (cat no 8165.0), was initially released in February 2007. This series replaces all previous business counts releases, which can be found under the 'Past and Future Releases' tab.
This release contains snapshots of counts of active businesses at regular points in time. While data presented in this release were produced on a broadly similar conceptual basis to data presented in previous releases, users seeking to analyse change over time should be aware that there have been methodological, classificatory, definitional, administrative and content changes between the different releases of CABEE.
Changes from the previous release
Revision of methodology in calculating turnover size range
Non-BAS imputation will no longer be applied in determining turnover size range. Where auxiliary BAS data is not available for imputation these units will now be assigned a turnover value of $0 and will be included in the 'zero to less than $50k' turnover size range. Please refer to the explanatory notes for further information.
Revision of employment size data
Employment size data for 2017-18 has been revised in this CABEE release 2015-2019. Counts by employment size range for 2017-18 will not align to what was published in 2014-2018 CABEE. Please refer to the technical note for further information.
The next release of Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits (cat no 8165.0) is scheduled for December 2020. Future data and metadata released in Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits (cat no 8165.0) are expected to be published on the ABS website in Excel spreadsheet and HTML webpage formats.