Australian Small Business Index

This index shows changes in the overall performance of Australian small businesses from month to month.

A line graph showing the ups and downs in the Australian Small Business Index since January 2017.

The Australian Small Business Index fell 13 points to 115 points in October.

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The Australian Index report

The latest on the state of small businesses in Australia.

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This month’s data

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Methodology

An explanation of data sources and how the index is constructed.

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A line graph showing monthly metrics for wages.

Wages grew 4.2% y/y in October.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for jobs.

Jobs rose 5.5% y/y in October.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for time to be paid.

The average length of time small businesses waited to be paid rose 0.1 days to 23.5 days in October.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for sales.

Sales rose 9.1% y/y in October.

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