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Business Frame Structure Update (group profile survey) – information for participants

Why are you carrying out this survey?

The purpose of the Business Frame Structure Update (group profile survey) is to update the corporate group structure companies and related economic entities on the Statistics New Zealand’s Business Frame. Using a single centralised frame for all Statistics NZ business and economic surveys allows us to integrate different surveys and data sources and ensures we apply classifications and statistical unit definitions consistently.

What is the Business Frame (BF)?

The Business Frame (BF) is a comprehensive database of New Zealand businesses and their structure. It records details such as names and addresses, predominant type of industrial activity performed, institutional sector, employment levels, and the degree of overseas ownership. Its primary purpose is as a statistical register or frame for the various business surveys operated by Statistics NZ.

Find out more about the Business Frame in DataInfo+.

Who takes part in the survey? How did you select me?

The target population for this survey includes all business groups that have more than five subsidiaries. We select approximately 250 businesses from the total 800 business enterprise groups for which we do not have recent information on their group structure.

If your business has more than five subsidiaries you may be selected to participate in the survey. If your business is selected, your company secretary, chief financial officer, group accountant, or similar will complete the survey questionnaire.

When do you carry out the survey?

The survey is carried out every year.

How can I complete the survey questionnaire?

You will complete the survey questionnaire by filling in a paper form.

 

Page updated 11 April 2016

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