8166.0.80.001 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Selected Growth Sectors, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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The Advanced manufacturing Growth Sector includes any manufacturing process that takes advantage of high-technology or knowledge-intensive inputs as an integral part of its manufacturing process. It includes chemical and medicinal manufacturing, vehicle and transport manufacturing, professional and scientific equipment manufacturing, computer and electronic manufacturing and specialised machinery and equipment manufacturing.


More than half of all businesses within Advanced manufacturing were innovation-active during the year ended 30 June 2014 (52%).

The proportion of businesses in Advanced manufacturing that had innovative-activity still in development as at 30 June 2014 was 35%.

Summary of IT use and innovation for businesses within Advanced manufacturing, key indicators, 2013-14

Advanced manufacturing(a)

Businesses that:
placed orders via the internet
received orders via the internet
Businesses that introduced any new or significantly improved:(b)
goods or services
operational processes
organisational/managerial processes
marketing methods
Businesses that introduced innovation (innovating businesses)
Businesses with innovative activity that was:(b)
still in development(c)
Businesses with any innovative activity (innovation-active businesses)

(a) Proportions are of businesses defined as being in the Advanced manufacturing Growth Sector.
(b) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.
(c) As at the end of the reference period 30 June 2014.

For the purposes of this survey, the Advanced manufacturing Growth Sector is defined as employing Australian businesses classified within the following ANZSIC Classes:
      1811 Industrial gas manufacturing
      1812 Basic organic chemical manufacturing
      1813 Basic inorganic chemical manufacturing
      1821 Synthetic resin and synthetic rubber manufacturing
      1829 Other basic polymer manufacturing
      1831 Fertiliser manufacturing
      1832 Pesticide manufacturing
      1841 Human pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing
      1842 Veterinary pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing
      1851 Cleaning compound manufacturing
      1852 Cosmetic and toiletry preparation manufacturing
      1891 Photographic chemical product manufacturing
      1892 Explosive manufacturing
      1899 Other basic chemical product manufacturing n.e.c.
      2311 Motor vehicle manufacturing
      2312 Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing
      2313 Automotive electrical component manufacturing
      2319 Other motor vehicle parts manufacturing
      2391 Shipbuilding and repair services
      2392 Boatbuilding and repair services
      2393 Railway rolling stock manufacturing and repair services
      2394 Aircraft manufacturing and repair services
      2399 Other transport equipment manufacturing n.e.c.
      2411 Photographic, optical and ophthalmic equipment manufacturing
      2412 Medical and surgical equipment manufacturing
      2419 Other professional and scientific equipment manufacturing
      2421 Computer and electronic office equipment manufacturing
      2422 Communication equipment manufacturing
      2429 Other electronic equipment manufacturing
      2431 Electric cable and wire manufacturing
      2432 Electric lighting equipment manufacturing
      2439 Other electrical equipment manufacturing
      2441 Whiteware appliance manufacturing
      2449 Other domestic appliance manufacturing
      2451 Pump and compressor manufacturing
      2452 Fixed space heating, cooling and ventilation equipment manufacturing
      2461 Agricultural machinery and equipment manufacturing
      2462 Mining and construction machinery manufacturing
      2463 Machine tool parts and parts manufacturing
      2469 Other specialised machinery and equipment manufacturing
      2491 Lifting and handling equipment manufacturing
      2499 Other machinery and equipment manufacturing