8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2010-11 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2012
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Australian businesses connecting with the internet
Australian businesses received online orders worth $189 billion in the twelve months to 2010-11, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
This includes orders received from Australian households, businesses and government, as well as orders received from overseas customers.
This is up from $143 billion in 2009-10 and represents a 32% increase.
Over half of Australian businesses (51%) reported placing orders via the internet, a nine percent increase from 2009-10.
The proportion of businesses that reported receiving orders via the internet increased by 13% to 28%. Half or more of the businesses in the wholesale trade and manufacturing industries reported receiving orders online (52% and 50% respectively). The retail industry came in sixth place (35%).
Businesses reporting a web presence increased from 40% to 43%. Nearly all large businesses had a web presence (97%), compared to one-third of micro businesses.
Innovation in Australian business
Just under 40% of Australian businesses reported some form of innovative activity in 2010-11.
Large businesses were more than twice as likely to undertake innovative activity than micro businesses (66% compared to 30%).
Over half of all businesses in Wholesale trade industry reported being innovation-active, the highest of any industry.
Further information is available in Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business(cat. no. 8166.0).
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