• Small business benchmarks

    Small business benchmarks are a guide to help businesses compare their performance against similar businesses in their industry.

    The benchmarks are calculated from information reported to us by businesses on their income tax returns and activity statements. Benchmarks account for businesses with different turnover ranges (up to $15 million) across more than 100 industries. They are published as a range to recognise the variations that occur between businesses due to factors such as location and the businesses circumstances.

    Benchmarks are updated annually using the latest available data. The current data is from the 2012–13 financial year. The process used to develop the benchmarks has been verified as being statistically valid by an independent organisation.

    You can find your business’s benchmark by:

    • business type – using our A–Z benchmarks
    • business industry categories based on our Business industry codes or Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC codes).

    The sections below explain more about business benchmarks:

    See also:

  • Last modified: 11 Feb 2016QC 22307