This release presents key indicators on the incidence of use of information technology and innovation in Australian business, as collected by the 2009-10 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
From 2009-10, the scope of the BCS was expanded to include employing businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. This change represents the final stage of implementation of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS). See Explanatory Notes for more detail. To assist users in comparing to previous years, some tables contain 2009-10 data presented on both previous and current scopes. Unless otherwise noted, all commentary refers to estimates based on the new scope.
An important aim of the BCS is to release estimates for key indicators within 12 months of the reference date. While every effort has been made to ensure that the data included in this release are final, further quality assurance may result in some minor changes to estimates in subsequent releases.
STRUCTURE OF THIS RELEASE
There are two components to this release: summary information for IT and Innovation; and data cubes. The data cubes contain detailed tables for the data that underpins the tables, graphs and commentary included in the summary information sections.
FUTURE RELEASES FROM THE 2009-10 BCS
More detailed and final estimates will be released in the Business Use of Information Technology (cat. no. 8129.0) on 25 August 2011 and the Selected Characteristics of Australian Business (cat. no. 8167.0) on 15 September 2011.
For further information about these and related Business Characteristics statistics, contact Andrew Puljic on (08) 9360 5229.