Entrepreneurship and business statistics

Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS), OECD

 

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March 2010
ISBN 978-92-64-07288-6
400 pages

The OECD Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS) database is an essential tool for analysing the industrial structure and dynamics of OECD economies. It provides a wealth of information at a very detailed sectoral level including: turnover, value-added, production, operating surplus, employment, labour costs and investment to name but a few. The breakdown by industrial sector, including services, is supplemented by a further breakdown into size classes.

The database also includes business demography statistics, namely enterprise birth, death and survival rates as well as the number of high-growth enterprises and gazelles. The business demography dataset, in combination with the size class dimension dataset, provides an invaluable input to the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).

The database presented in the publication helps answer questions such as: Which sectors have experienced positive/negative growth in recent years? What contribution do small businesses make to economic activity? How does the structure of the business sector vary across OECD countries? Which industrial sectors have the highest labour productivity? How does labour productivity vary by business size? Are small and medium enterprises (SMEs) more or less profitable per employee than large businesses? Which industrial sectors invest most?

The Structural and Demographic Business Statistics 2009 publication provides a summary of the information available in the SDBS database. Key economic variables are presented at the International Standard of Industrial Classification, Revision 3 (ISIC) 2-digit level, for all industries and OECD member countries.

 

The SDBS database comprises:

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Structural Statistics for Industry and Services (SSIS)

 

The SSIS dataset contains information relating to the economic activity, including employment, of industries at a very detailed level (International Standard of Industrial Classifications, Revision 3, 4-digit level).  Variables include: turnover, value-added, investment, wages and salaries, employees and number of enterprises to name but a few.  Monetary variables are typically, although not always, presented in millions of national currency, and employment variables in numbers of persons employed; hours worked are typically expressed in thousands, and number of enterprises/establishments in units.

Years covered: 1995 onward

Countries covered: All OECD countries

 

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Business Statistics by Size Class (BSC)

 

The BSC dataset contains information relating to the economic activity, including employment, of industries at a very detailed level (International Standard of Industrial Classifications, Revision 3, 4-digit level) and broken down by employment size classes.  Variables include: turnover, value-added, investment, wages and salaries, employees and number of enterprises to name but a few.  Monetary variables are typically, although not always, presented in millions of national currency, and employment variables in numbers of persons employed; hours worked are typically expressed in thousands and number of enterprises/establishments in units.

Years covered: 1995 onward

Countries covered: All OECD countries

 

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Business Demography (BD)

 

The BD dataset contains information on variables such as birth rates, death rates, survival rates, high-growth enterprises and gazelles.  Indicators are broken down by industry, using ISIC Rev. 3 and, for some of them, by employment size-class. These variables are expressed as percentages (rate variables) or in units , when multiplied by 100. The statistical unit used in this dataset is the employer enterprise (i.e. enterprise with at least one employee).

Years covered: depends on the countries

Countries covered: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, The United States

 

Data

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Number of establishments and enterprises in OECD member countries

The core-data set contains only a sample of the data available in the SDBS database. It shows data at the 2-digit level of the ISIC Rev 3 Classification, for the number of establishments and the number of enterprises, by size class and total, for OECD member countries, from 1995 onwards. Details on how the full dataset can be obtained are given below.

 

>> Business demography statistics

The OECD's Business Demography database contains information on variables such as birth rates (business entries), death rates (business exits) survival rates, or High-Growth enterprises rate for most OECD countries. Indicators are broken down by industry using the International Standard of Industrial Classification (ISIC Revision 3) and, for some of them, by employment size-class.

 

  How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the OECD Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS) database and publication choosing from the following options:

  • Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online database at http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/sdbs-data-en 
  • Non-subscribers can purchase the PDF e-book and/or paper copy via our Online bookshop.
  • Government officials can access the online database and the book in PDF via OLISnet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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