This publication provides information on the incidence and nature of impacts due to COVID-19, as experienced by businesses operating in Australia. The survey was conducted between 13 May and 22 May 2020.
Topics covered in this release include:
- Operating conditions of businesses;
- Changes in revenue and finance arrangements;
- Changes in employee arrangements;
- Future business impacts and conditions.
The collection was conducted through a telephone based business survey between 13 May and 22 May 2020, with a sample size of 2,564 businesses. The final response rate was 56% (1,430 responding businesses).
This release forms part of the suite of additional products that the ABS is producing to measure the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Future information collected in this survey will evolve to maintain relevance in a changing environment.