8164.0 - Discussion paper: The first iteration of the Business Longitudinal Database, 2004-05  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2007  First Issue
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This publication provides an overview of the data contained in the Business Longitudinal Database (BLD) and examples of its analytical potential. The BLD comprises characteristics and financial data sourced from the first Business Characteristics Survey (BCS), ATO administrative data (including BAS and BIT data), as well as data on exports and imports from the Australian Customs Service.

Whilst the publication does contain some initial data from the BLD its primary purpose is to encourage feedback from BLD users as to the adequacy of the topics and financial variables contained in the BLD and the methodology by which productivity is to measured.