This is the final release from the 2011-12 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS) and presents summary data for a selection of topics including: nature of business ownership, collaborative arrangements, franchising agreements, performance measures, barriers, government financial assistance, finance sought, innovation, business use of information technology, skills, markets and competition. Data included are additional to those outputs from the BCS released earlier this year in Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2011-12 (cat. no. 8166.0) and Business Use of Information Technology, 2011-12 (cat. no. 8129.0).
Information about data quality provided in the Quality Declaration and Explanatory Notes must be taken into consideration when interpreting the statistics in this release.
STRUCTURE OF THIS RELEASE
There are two components to this release: web based information and data cubes. The data cubes contain the detailed data that underpins the tables and commentary included in the web based information. Many of the data cubes present data cross-classified by innovation status and industry by employment size.
Estimates of proportions have been calculated using unrounded figures, but are shown in the tables rounded to one tenth of a percentage point. Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of the component items and the total. Figures presented in the commentary have been rounded to the whole percentage.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Sue-Ellen Luke on (08) 9360 5226.