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- Identify relevant statistical sources to help you understand your industry and customers
Research is crucial for business success.
The small business portal
Visit the small business portal on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website for stats about your industry and the current social and economic climate.
IBISWorld industry information
At IBISWorld, you can find metro and regional data, accessible by name or clickable map. Data is available for numbers of business, by size in geographical categories.
You can get free access to detailed IBISWorld industry information at Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) Offices located in metropolitan and regional centres throughout the state.
The Sensis eBusiness report is an annual report that provides insights into the behaviour of Australia's SMEs with technology and eCommerce. This includes findings on the Australian consumers' experience and adoption of technology to provide an overall understanding of the Australian environment.
The Sensis Social Media report is an annual survey of 800 consumers, 1000 SMEs and 100 large businesses on how they use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It can provide valuable insight into where to find your customers on social media and how your competitors are using social channels for marketing activity.
Australian small business key statistics report
The Australian Small Business Key Statistics illustrates the importance of small business to the Australian economy. The report uses data from the ABS and other sources and provides key statistics on a variety of Australian business information including business survival rates, small business exports and innovation.
If you need to process a large amount of data or understand how big data is processed, eResearch accelerates data processing to allow experimental decisions to be made in real time. It enables researchers to process very large datasets or use computationally intensive algorithms which cannot be easily handled otherwise.
eResearch refers to the use of advanced ICT capabilities by researchers such as:
- high-performance computers
- collaboration tools
- high capacity broadband networks
- data storage and manipulation
- skilled experts.