8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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INNOVATION STILL IN DEVELOPMENT

Businesses with innovation still in development, by employment size(a), by type, 2012-13

0-4 persons
5-19 persons
20-199 persons
200 or more persons
Total

Businesses with innovation still in development for any new or significantly improved:(b)(c)
goods or services
%
10.6
14.4
17.5
24.5
12.4
operational processes
%
6.9
14.2
21.5
30.9
10.4
organisational/managerial processes
%
5.5
11.9
21.2
26.5
8.8
marketing methods
%
9.5
15.4
15.3
15.5
11.8
Businesses with any innovation still in development
%
18.3
27.8
35.6
51.4
22.8

(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each output category.
(b) Businesses may be counted in more than one category.
(c) As at the end of the reference period 30 June 2013


Results show that over one in five businesses had innovation still in development as at 30 June 2013 (23%). Goods or services and marketing methods were the types of innovation most likely to still be in development (both 12%). Organisational/managerial processes, at 9%, was the type of innovation least likely to still be in development as at 30 June 2013.

The proportion of businesses that had innovation still in development was greater for each successive employment size range, from 18% of businesses with 0-4 persons employed to 51% of businesses with 200 or more persons employed.

With the exception of marketing methods, the propensity of businesses to have had each of the other types of innovation as still in development increased with each successive employment size range. Businesses with 5-19 persons employed and 20-199 persons employed were the mostly likely to have had marketing methods still in development (both 15%).

Graph: proportion of businesses with innovation still in development, by industry, 2012-13. Businesses in Wholesale trade and Information media and telecommunications were most likely to have innovation still in development (both 34%).

By industry, businesses in Wholesale trade and Information media and telecommunications were most likely to have innovation still in development (both 34%), followed by Manufacturing and Retail trade (both 30%). Results showed businesses in Transport, postal and warehousing were the least likely to have innovation still in development (11%).

Almost one quarter of businesses in the Information media and telecommunications industry had goods or services still in development (24%). The highest proportion of businesses with operational processes still in development was in the Mining industry (18%). Businesses in the Health care and social assistance industry were most likely to have organisational/managerial processes still in development (14%), while one in five businesses in the Retail trade industry had marketing methods still in development.

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