Business Business Counts

Business counts measures the number of businesses in the Australian economy at a point in time. There are various cyclical, structural, policy and other factors that impact on business counts. For further information, refer to the research paper ‘The business size distribution in Australia’.

The Australian Government has a number of policy measures aimed at fostering business development, particularly with regard to small business. Support for small and medium enterprises is well-founded, with research highlighting the contribution of this sector to supporting economic development, technological innovation and employment creation.