8166.0 - Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2010-11 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2012
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INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS - SUMMARY
Innovation-active businesses are those which had undertaken any innovative activity during the reference period, including businesses which introduced any of the four types of innovation, and/or work on the innovation was still in development at the end of the period, and/or abandoned during the period. The proportion of businesses which were innovation-active (i.e. those which undertook any innovative activity) in 2010-11 was 39%, a decrease of five percentage points from the previous year.
Innovating businesses are those which introduced any of the four types of innovation during the 2010-11 reference period.
During the year ended 30 June 2011, 33% of Australian businesses reported introducing at least one type of innovation, a decrease of six percentage points from the previous year.
Innovation still in development
One in five businesses reported some form of innovative activity that was still in development as at 30 June 2011.
During the year ended 30 June 2011, 6% of businesses reported abandoning at least one type of innovative activity, a decrease of one percentage point from 2009-10.