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Retail Activity Survey

Name of Collection
Retail Activity Survey

Assistant Director
Services Industries Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5644
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au

To monitor the structure and performance of the retail and services industries in Australia.

Data for the 1991-92 survey were based on a mail questionnaire sent to 29,000 in-scope retail businesses in Australia.

Data Detail
For industry data:

  • Number of businesses/management units;
  • Persons employed;
  • Wages and salaries;
  • Turnover;
  • Cost of goods sold;
  • Industry gross product;
  • Total assets;
  • Total liabilities;
  • Income, expenditure and profit by ANZSIC group; and
  • Performance measures (e.g. liquidity ratio) by ANZSIC class.

    For commodity data:
  • Components of turnover (e.g. retail sales, service income); and
  • Commodity sales and other revenue by ANZSIC class.

    In relation to transport, data are available for motor vehicle retailing and motor vehicle services.

    Geographic Coverage
    Australia, States and Territories

    Frequency of Data Availability
    Data release is irregular-approximately every six years. The 1991-92 survey data were released in 1994. The data for 1998-99 survey are expected to be released in June 2000.

    Historical Data
    The survey was first conducted in 1991-92.

    Products and Services
    Retail Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8622.0)
    Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia (cat. no. 8624.0)
    Retail Industry, State and Territory Summary (cat. no. 8625.0)
    Special data services are available on request.

    Example of Information Available

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