This section of the previous issue of this release contained some detailed tables for the incidence of innovation in Australian business. As indicated in the Explanatory Notes, the Business Characteristics Survey (BCS) collects key indicators of IT use and innovation in Australian business annually and more detailed information for each of these topics is collected every second year (i.e. in alternating years). The 2006-07 BCS had a focus on innovation and detailed outputs for the incidence of innovation and associated practices were released in Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8158.0) in August 2008. Therefore, only a small amount of summary data are included here and users are advised to view the dedicated innovation release for detailed outputs, including additional data cubes.
For many of the topics included in this release, data cubes include output cross-classified by innovator status.
Summary of innovative activity in Australian business(a), by employment size - 2006-07
200 or more persons
|Businesses which introduced or implemented any new or significantly improved: |
|goods or services |
|operational processes |
|organisational/managerial processes |
|marketing methods |
|any of the above (i.e. innovating businesses) |
|Businesses with innovative activity which was: |
|still in development(b) |
|Businesses with any innovative activity (i.e. innovation-active businesses) |
|(a) Proportions are of all businesses in each employment size category. |
|(b) As at the end of the reference period, i.e. at 30 June 2007. |