This page provides key facts and statistics about small businesses.
Australian Small Business - Key Statistics and Analysis
The Australian Small Business - Key Statistics and Analysis publication [PDF 3.25MB] [Word 1.46MB] provides an updated overview of Australia's small business with emphasis on business characteristics and performance. It also includes research conducted by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research which provides a unique insight into the factors that initiate, hinder and facilitate the process of new business creation in Australia.
The Key Statistics - Australian Small Business publication [PDF 7.31MB] [RTF 13.1MB] provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's small businesses with emphasis on the number of businesses, business characteristics and performance.
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Small Business Data Card
The Small Business Data Card contains some key information on Australia's small businesses including demographics, employment, counts by industry sector and contribution to the economy.
Small Business Dispute Resolution Research
A summary report [ PDF 422KB] [ RTF 16.2MB] of a survey investigating business-to-business dispute resolution issues for small business.
Australian Government Payments to Small Business Performance Report - 2010-11
This report [PDF 460KB] contains the 2010-11 results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business, which monitors compliance by Government agencies against the Procurement 30 Day Payment Policy for Small Business.