Responding to the Economic Activity Survey

    The Economic Activity Survey (EAS) is conducted every year in order to collect important data on the economic health of Australian industries. The statistics from this survey will contribute to the compilation of the Australian National Accounts including Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures.

    Small businesses have different characteristics from large or medium size businesses and make an important contribution to the Australian economy. By completing this survey, you help to ensure the results truly reflect the current state of your industry.

    The form you receive for the EAS is based on the main industry of your business, according to the ABS Business Register. If your business has been selected to complete a survey for an industry in which it does not operate, you should still complete the survey.

    ABS analysts may contact your business in the future to ask questions about the data you provide to us.


Click the button below to complete the survey online

      • If there were changes to your business before or during the 2019-20 reference period please refer to the Business Changes help page.
      • For information about how to complete your survey in accordance with AASB 16 and AASB 15 accounting standards, refer to AASB 16 and 15 help page.
      • For assistance completing your survey online, refer to Survey Account Help.

      The ABS provides statistics free-of-charge. EAS statistics are published annually in Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0). The ABS is also regularly releasing additional information to enhance understanding of the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Refer to Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 for more information.

      Thank you for your participation. We acknowledge and value you time and effort participating in this survey. It is only with the support of people like you that we can continue to produce the statistics that inform important decisions affecting Australia’s industries.

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