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Economic Activity Survey (Business Operations and Industry Performance)


Assistant Director
Economy Wide Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 5288
Facsimile: Canberra 1800 246 303

Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


To provide information on:

      • change in industry structure and performance over time; and
      • comparative performance of individual businesses with the performance of the broader industry.

Economic data collected are based on profit and loss and balance sheet accounts of public trading and private employing businesses in most industries of the Australian economy. The Economic Activity Survey is an annual collection carried out by mail questionnaire to a sample of about 23,000 businesses across all industries, excluding the General Government sector.

Data detail

Number of operating businesses;
  • Employment;
  • Operating income;
  • Operating expenditure;
  • Profit;
  • Assets;
  • Liabilities;
  • Capital expenditure; and
  • Measures of productivity, profitability, performance and indebtedness are included among the ratios presented.

Data are classified by broad ANZSIC industry.

In relation to tourism, the above data detail is available for the following industries:
  • transport and storage;
  • accommodation, cafes and restaurants;
  • libraries, museums and the arts; and
  • sport and recreation.

Geographic coverage


Frequency of data availability


Historical data

Data are available for each financial year from 1990-91.

Products and services available


Business Operations and Industry Performance, Australia (cat. no.8140.0)
Summaries of Industry Performance, Australia (cat. no. 8140.0.40.002)


Special data services are available on request.

Publication 8140.0 generally presents data at the Division level of ANZSIC and the Summaries of Industry Performance generally present data at the ANZSIC subdivision level. Both of these products present data separately for small and medium businesses and large businesses.

Data can generally be presented according to user-specified size ranges (e.g. based upon employment or assets).

Although data are not currently available at detailed industry levels (e.g. separate data for accommodation or casinos), options for producing these data are being examined.

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