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Business Operations Survey: 2008 – Statistics on technology intensive sectors

Businesses excluded from the statistics

The dataset used to produce these statistics excludes businesses with the characteristics listed in table 1.

Table 1

 Businesses excluded from statistics on technology intensive sectors
 Characteristic   Businesses excluded 
 Employees  Less than six 
 ANZSIC codes  Those not specified in table 2 
 Institutional sectors  Greater than 1411 (see table 3 for more information)
 Business types  Greater than six 
 Research and development (R&D)  No research and development, and less than 20% exports (except businesses with no ownership or shareholdings in an overseas business)
 Tourism  Businesses with no tourism sales
 Extra sectors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Businesses with no R&D, and with the following ANZSIC codes:

  • agriculture
  • agriculture, forestry, and fishing support services
  • textile, leather, clothing, and footwear manufacturing
  • wood product manufacturing
  • primary metal and metal product manufacturing
  • construction services
  • Internet service providers, web search portals, and data processing services.
 Large businesses  With less than 50 percent exports and more than 100 employees 
 Medium businesses  With less than 50 percent exports and 50 to 100 employees 
 Medium businesses  With less than 20 percent exports and 20 to 49 employees (except businesses with no ownership or shareholdings in an overseas business)
 
This provides a set of businesses that operate in technology intensive sectors of the economy and are export focused. These are the businesses that have been used to produce the statistics for technology intensive sectors.
 

Sector classifications

Table 2

 Sector classifications
 Sector  ANZSIC description 
 Agriculture
 
  • Agriculture 
  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing support services
 Food and beverage manufacturing
 
  • Food product manufacturing 
  • Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing
 Information and communication technology
 
  • Internet service providers, web search portals, and data processing services
  • Computer systems design and related services
 Media
 
  • Publishing (except Internet and music publishing)
  • Motion picture sound recording activities
 Niche manufacturing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Textile, leather, clothing, and footwear manufacturing
  • Wood product manufacturing
  • Polymer product and rubber product manufacturing
  • Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
  • Primary metal and metal product manufacturing
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Transport equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing
  • Construction services
 Scientific and medical
 
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Medical and other health care services

 

Size classifications

Table 3

 Size classifications
 Size   Number of employees (as defined by RME) 
 Small  6–19  
 Medium 1  20–49 
 Medium 2  50–100 
 Large  100 or more 

Data source

This data was compiled using the Business Operations Survey 2007 and 2008.

More information on the technical notes of the survey can be found in the Hot Off the Press. See Business Operations Survey: 2007 and Business Operations Survey: 2008.

Abbreviations, acronyms, and code descriptions

Table 4

 Abbreviations, acronyms, and code descriptions
 RME  Rolling mean employment 
 ANZSIC Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 
 
 Business type
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code Description
01 Individual proprietorship
02 Partnership
03 Registered limited liability company (non-co-operative)
04 Co-operative companies
05 Joint ventures and consortia
06 Branches of companies incorporated overseas
07 Government owned trading entity
08 Central government
09 Local authority trading enterprise (LATE)
10 Local government
11 Incorporated and unincorporated societies and associations
12 Charitable trusts
13 Trusts/estates
14 Consulates and foreign embassies
20 Other business types
 Institutional sector (New Zealand Institutional Sector Classification 1996) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code  Description 
1111 Private corporate producer enterprises
1121 Private non-corporate producer enterprises
1211 Producer boards
1311 Central government enterprises
2211 Private registered banks
2221 Private other broad money (M3) depository organisations
2291 Private other depository organisations nec
2311 Private other financial organisations except insurance and pension funds
2411 Private insurances and pension funds

 

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