Economic surveys

Surveys are a useful indication of Western Australia’s current and future economic position. Surveys can provide information on areas such as:

  • business expectations
  • confidence
  • profitability
  • sales
  • employment
  • labour costs

The following business surveys are conducted by external organisations and may provide useful insight into the small business sector.

Sensis Business Index

This report tracks the confidence and behaviours of small and medium business and is released on a quarterly basis.

Sensis e-Business report

This annual report focuses on the attitudes and experiences of small and medium businesses with technology usage and e-commerce.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) surveys

The ACCI conducts regular surveys covering topics such as business conditions, attitudes and concerns facing small businesses.

National Australia Bank (NAB) Monthly Business Survey

This survey reports on business confidence and economic conditions.