SDBS Business Demography Indicators (ISIC Rev. 4)
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Data on births and deaths of enterprises, their life expectancy and the important role they play in economic growth and productivity, as well as the information they provide for tackling social demographic issues, are increasingly requested by policy makers and analysts alike. Business demography is a core element of the OECD’s Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, where the OECD and Eurostat are collaborating to develop a framework for the regular and harmonised measurement of entrepreneurial activity and the factors that enhance or impede it. The data in this database is presented in International Standard of Industrial Classification (ISIC Revision 4).

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Enterprises and in case of lack thereof establishments

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SDBS Business Demography Indicators (ISIC Rev. 4)Abstract

Data on births and deaths of enterprises, their life expectancy and the important role they play in economic growth and productivity, as well as the information they provide for tackling social demographic issues, are increasingly requested by policy makers and analysts alike. Business demography is a core element of the OECD’s Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, where the OECD and Eurostat are collaborating to develop a framework for the regular and harmonised measurement of entrepreneurial activity and the factors that enhance or impede it. The data in this database is presented in International Standard of Industrial Classification (ISIC Revision 4).

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STD.IndServStat@oecd.org

Name of collection/source

Business Demography

The OECD Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS)http://www.oecd.org/std/business-stats/structuralanddemographicbusinessstatisticssdbsoecd.htm
Statistical population

Enterprises and in case of lack thereof establishments

Key statistical concept

The definitions of the variables used to measure Business Demography can be found in the Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics.

Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statisticshttp://www.oecd.org/std/business-stats/eurostat-oecdmanualonbusinessdemographystatistics.htm