McCrindle Australian Small Business Champion Award Winner

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Australian Small Business Champion Award 

Over the weekend, we were honored to be announced as the winners of the 2017 Professional Services Small Business Award.

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognises small businesses across Australia.

Offering a unique opportunity to highlight Australia's most outstanding small businesses, the awards seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians, as well as their contribution to the Australian economy.

Our Team Leader of Accounts, Geoff Brailey and his wife Krystol represented the McCrindle team at the black-tie gala dinner on Saturday 1st April 2017 at the Westin, where the winners were announced.

Industry award for our client, Filtered Media

We were also delighted to hear that our client Filtered Media recently won an industry award for the use of Insights in PR for the Dare to Dream Campaign we assisted with for the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

We were delighted to conduct this new research into Australia’s financial hopes and fears for the future. The visualised report, released in time for Financial Planning Week 2016, showed that one in two of us dream more about our future now than we did five years ago. View the full report here. 

About McCrindle

At McCrindle, we pride ourselves on the professional and innovative services that we provide to our clients. Our team is comprised of research and communications specialists who are innovative thinkers and solutions focused. As professionals in the fields of research, sociology, demography, communications, design and data visualisation, our team acts as an advisory to assist organisations in strategic planning, consumer insights, community engagement and effective communication.

We love what we do, and it was a privilege to be acknowledged as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards alongside some other excellent businesses in Australia, and for our insights for Filtered Media to be recognised as well.

Click here to find out more about the research and communications based professional services we provide. If we can be of assistance in any of these areas, please get in touch with us at info@mccrindle.com.au.

Understanding and supporting business in the Hills Shire: The second Hills Shire Business PSI

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 marks the second Hills Shire edition of the Business PSI, a tracking index created by McCrindle to measure business conditions, performance, and sentiment through a survey of businesses residing in the Hills Shire area. The Business PSI can be used across local governments and regions to better understand and support local business.

The Sydney Hills population is growing 20% faster than the national average (1.9% p.a. compared to 1.6% p.a.) at 169,872 people each year, with average households being significantly larger than the national average (3.1 compared to 2.6 people per household) and home to a higher proportion of students, university educated adults and full time workers than the national and state averages.

The Hills Shire Business PSI is an important measure for an area that relies so heavily on small business as a driver of the local economy. The 2016 survey was conducted 6 months on from the initial survey and captures the constant change in the Hills Shire region.

Download the full report here.


Businesses expanding and growing in the Hills Shire

The results from 2016 show that the business environment is more positive 6 months on from the last survey with sentiment being significantly improved from last year. Businesses are expanding and projected to expand even more in the next 6 months, with business owners seeing this not only as a physical expansion but also due to increases in staffing levels, as the region continues to grow.


Business owners more positive about national economic conditions

Business owners perceive the economic conditions of our nation to be considerably better than 6 months ago with conditions expected to improve even more over the next 6 months. This increase was also reflected in perceptions of the local economic conditions.


New Additions to the PSI survey

The Net Promoter Score was introduced in 2016 as a measure of how likely business owners and managers are to recommend doing business in The Hills Shire to a friend or colleague. 78% indicated that they would probably or definitely recommend The Hills Shire as a place to do business to a friend or colleague, showing high levels of engagement.

Chairman of the Sydney Hills Business Chamber, Anthony Moss, in partnership with the Hills Shire Council, commissioned the Business PSI to measure the pulse of the Hills Shire. “The Business PSI survey results reflect a true snapshot of business in the region. We are thankful for those who completed the survey, including individuals representing businesses of all sizes including, medium to large (20+ staff), small (5-19 staff), micro (1-5 staff) and non-employing businesses.”

Hills Shire Council Mayor Dr Michelle Burns endorses the PSI tool. “The Sydney Hills Business Chamber and the team at McCrindle Research have done another fantastic job at measuring the sentiment of businesses in The Hills. It’s great to hear that the sentiment is generally improving – however it’s unsurprising that the main frustration of businesses is infrastructure.”

The results of the 2nd Hills Shire Business PSI were presented on 11 May 2016 at the Castle Hill RSL and are available for download via the Sydney Hills Business Chamber website.


 

Myth Busting and Fact Checking – Analysis of 5 statements on Australia’s Demographics

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We've set out to do some myth-busting on Australian demographics just in time for Australia Day. From the "land of the long weekend" to "Australia as the sunburnt country", social researcher, Mark McCrindle reveals the facts on Australian demographics.

There are more New Zealanders living in Australia than in wellington

In 2014, 617,000 New Zealand born individuals were recorded to be living in Australia. New Zealand’s 3 largest cities by population are Auckland with over 1.4 million, Wellington (398,300) and Christchurch (381, 800). Therefore, there are far more New Zealanders that call Australia home than Wellington or Christchurch home.

Yet at the same time, 62,712 Australian-born individuals lived in New Zealand with approximately 20,000 Australian-born individuals living in Auckland.

In the month of April 2015, there was a net inflow of 100 migrants from Australia to New Zealand. This was the first month that NZ experienced a net gain of individuals from Australia since 1991.

Even though the growth of New Zealanders living in Australia has slowed, there are indeed more New Zealanders living in Australia than the entire populations of Wellington and Christchurch.

Australia, the land of the long weekend

While Australia is sometimes called the land of the long weekend, the number of public holidays in Australia still falls well behind many other countries around the world. India, has 21 public holidays a year, ranking them the country with the most public holidays. This is followed by South-East Asian countries which average between 11 and 15 public holidays a year. On the other end of the spectrum, the UK, Spain and Canada only have 8 public holidays a year. Furthermore, under Australian workplace law, full time employees are granted 20 annual leave days per year, while workers in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Finland are given 30 days of leave.

In most years, Australia has 3 long weekends (Easter Monday, Labour day and Queens birthday), and while there are other countries with more holidays and annual leave, it is certainly part of our national culture that Australians make the most of these long weekend holidays offered throughout the year.

Australia as the ‘sunburnt country’

A ‘Sunburnt Country’ might be categorised by a hot and dry climate. While Australia has gained its reputation as the sunburnt country from the famous poem “My Country”, how does it fair among the other countries around the world?

With a scale from 1 to 11 for UV levels, Sydney has an average UV level of 6.2 over the year while Darwin has the highest average level of 10.75. On the other side of the world, cities like Los Angeles also recorded average UV levels of 6.3, but Paris only registered an average UV level of 3.5 over the year.

From 2011-15, Australia averaged 534mm of rainfall, but the US and UK recorded 715 and 1,220 mm of rainfall respectively.

Australia definitely has mid to high UV levels and a national rainfall far below most other developed nations. Therefore, the poetic term of Australia as the sunburnt country can be validated.

Do half of all marriages end up in divorce in Australia?

As of 2014, the number of marriages in Australia (121,197) was 9% more than the number of marriages 10 years ago. This accounted for a rate of 5.2 marriages per 1000 individuals however, over the same decade, the number of divorces in 2014 (46,498) declined by 4% since 1994, with only 2.0 divorces per 1000 individuals.

Therefore, the current divorce rate is just 38.4% of the current marriage rate and the divorce rate is falling faster than the marriage rate. Additionally, the length of those marriages that end is increasing, with the median duration to divorce being extended to 12 years compared to just 10.9-years in 1994.

Consequently, based on this analysis, it is not the case that half of all marriages end in divorce, but based on comparing national marriage and divorce rates, it can be estimated that around 1 in 3 marriages will end in divorce.  

Australia is a small business nation

The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines small businesses as those that employ between 5 and 19 people, and generally a term that encompasses micro-businesses, which employ between 1-4 people and non-employing businesses.

As of June 2014, 61% of all Australian businesses are non employing businesses. Of the employing businesses, 27% are microbusinesses, 10% are small businesses (5-19 employees), almost 2% are medium businesses (20-199 employees) and just under 1% are large businesses (200 or more).

Therefore, small businesses (including micro and non-employers) account for 98% of all actively trading businesses in Australia, there are almost 2.1 million of these small or micro enterprises, so Australia is indeed a small business nation. 


ABOUT MARK MCCRINDLE

Mark is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, TedX speaker and influential thought leader, and is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia’s leading organisations.

Mark’s understanding of the key social trends as well as his engaging communication style places him in high demand in the press, on radio and on television shows, such as Sunrise, Today, The Morning Show, ABC News 24 and A Current Affair.

His research firm counts amongst its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and his highly valued reports and infographics have developed his regard as a data scientist, demographer, futurist and social commentator.


DOWNLOAD MARK'S SPEAKING PACK HERE

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

know the times collaboration aged care puzzle university social impact mccrindle Australian Communities Trends data visualisation research pack Elderslie-Harrington park language happiness public speaking city housing trends Hills Shire Council US ageing population fresh grandparents Generation X personal growth learn socialising marketing dream young australians cold February 16 resource australia capital city summer online shopping house price Sydney Hills Business Chamber resilience darwin pharmacy students breakfast commuting housing Kirsten Brewer Mark McCrindle in the media wealth inequality engage couple dare to dream winter Geoff Brailey Australian Home donation train business sydneycity royal family townhouses System's Architect PSI nfp tips storytelling SMSF hello fresh thrive tableau employment average sydneysider snapshot ageing Tuesday Trends shopping food bank local world youth day families gold coast professional speaker stay home moderators guide life generations skills contiki office space panel donate personalities data professional Australian community trends Retail bondi Christmas Stats define charity optimistic presentation relevant pharmacies conference parenting urban living energy hopes friendship click woolworths affordability Sydney population meetings media release SA future proof Australian Families cooking property market apartments shopper's pick generation long weekend australian social research intern post rationalism population map mover and shaker ACF17 teaching unaffordable hornsby baby names tertiary education home owner the hills shire lalor park culturally diverse careers faith focus groups keynote speaker kate middleton sector Macquarie University easter Crime Rates organisational culture seasons aussie culture Queensland: QLD google for education urban living index Sydney leadership authenticity children divorce demographics workplace culture princess charlotte "know the times" new office plans trends analyst news infographic World Water Day SMART urban public holiday Channel 7 FPA house prices bureau CBD healthy future housing market Word Up events households younger generations Australia Day speakers pack education future report average aussie gig economy ACT Report millennials The ABC of XYZ australian community trends report generational trends offenders daily telegraph unemployment communication eliane internships JOMO safe suburban living public speaker suburbs tea Christmas in Australia 40 million young people crows nest christmas 2017 priorities faux-cilise earnings commute nativity scene Love Black Friday Valentine’s Day baby names australia report the hills lifestyle 24 million Gen Z Expert debate australian real estate Res Vis outsourcing Andrew Duffin demographic transformations research report curiosity student Western Australia baby boomers Myth pyrmont huffington post urban taskforce McCrindle Speakers christianity urban development middle class Social Trend small business population growth dessert change dreaming professional services ACF2017 focus group food wellbeing Christmas research Queensland visualisation university degree care support Australian Population school satisfaction 2016 census results waverton Charlotte sports Financial Planning Association global financial crisis teachers speakers survey design suburb financial future transport speajer google learning state 10 years church Cobbitty-Leppington real gen alpha holiday publication Northern Territory #censusfail micro Mark McCrindle impact business index spirituality gen z royal the changing face of ultimo social issues hills volunteering data brand experience Business analysis high school leader charities population earning Wagga Wagga Wodonga Hornsby Shire Council local communities employmer census 2016 deloitte wealth workshop Australian communities balance wealth distribution house price rise teach digital renting DIY financial planning WA Australians jobs of the future work-life Australia Day 2017 Royals environment rent socialites leadership workshop emerging trends high density living year 12 Christmas presents high density apartments acf15 ipswich anzac interactive TDE Christmas day weather happy holidays economic population milestone sentiments staff in depth interviews Canberra sunny days media commentary jobs entrepreneurs of today Christmas lunch TAS screenage national private wealth visual logan rich sydney market education research village chairty Northern Beaches Christian School Australian demographics Australian Dream property development Gen X 1980 aged care consumerism trend tuesday society trends capital cities renter of the future finance communications commuters infographic wall Tasmania faux-cilising survey 2015 daily commute Christmas data megatrends screenagers Christchurch HSC forecasting sector wide study demographer mining boom education future group learner vegetarian 2012 celebration rule keeper household investment ACF 2016 Assistant Store Manager Northern beaches Event changing face of sydney mobile living Sydney’s south west baby 2013 communities average Australian the average aussie research on coffee Lower Hunter innovative Scouts mccrindle in the media culture seasons greetings workplace NSW participants house Engineering Manager media activity McCridle housing affordability Skilling 1968 christmas social trends food insecurity economy income insights cancelling event professional presenters internet perth marrickville work mates optus my business awards future of work micro apartments wolloomooloo facts entertainment trend travelling marriage faux-ciliser report Deaths teacher investing event forum neutral bay norwest winter blues Australian Trends Melbourne Maxim Accounting coffee story James Ward alpha in the media sun weekly earnings ABS ferry research services collaborative apartment workforce sector wide office omnibus futurist Adelaide sydney event internship 2014 consumer growing population Vocational education cancelling plans cica NEETs product emerging technologies social life Research Executive growth local community cultural diversity marriages education sector Wellington medicine hobart NFP event wage NT baby name predictions criminal financial future of education divorce rate employers ashley fell royal influence sydney metro crime easy rider future Generation Y communicate census fail residents future of shopping etiquette rental stress emerging generations volunteering school mythbusters environmental scanning millenials Population Clock cultural diveristy wealth and income distribution community event menai global generations researcher qualitative research the lucky country earn wedding blaxland cancel plans educated future-proof australian monarchy giving NBRS millionth Performance Sentiment Index poor market research Bathburst Caregiver equip statistics christmas trees English McCrindle Speaker showreel office opening future proofing sydney speaker geomapping Gen Y litter mateship shifts non profit education Australian schools FOMO staying in conferences ACF community engagement mother's day TED talk speaker video going out typical australian brand home infographics sydneysider presentations travel mccrindle research cost of living Lower Hunter Region salary work IT Specialists Work place Northern Beaches sunburnt country 1975 cost shopping centre builders not for profit research work from home toys social analysis parents networking meals 24,000,000 baby boom case study customer study research visualisation forecast financial dreams cars Aussies employmee Aussie social researcher The Daily Edition hunger investor research data optus Sydney keynote speaker follow eliane miles financial fears New Zeland list sydneysiders holidays mortgage Research Director analysis REIV National Conference 2016 census Willowdale volunteer cartodb dreams volunteers domestic CPI quote trends of 2017 Education Future Forum social enquiry retirement EFF New Zealand budget award financial independence experience SRE Channel Seven relational belief growth of sydney politics insight Tuesday Trend Territory demographic social change supply and demand baby name TEDx mccrinlde vegemite social research debt DESTEL conference presentation mentor baby names report national wealth prince george potts point thought leadership choice workers Financial Planning Week affordable social media area mythbusting stats online social increasing densification career world repayments 2016 land of the middle class social researchers states trends of 2016 keynote Christmas season baby name trends manly gig annual income proactive program sydney hills family mccrindle tea water friends victoria gender New South Wales names rising house prices Births ashley mckenzie father's day demographic trends social commentator social shifts shbc society trends TEDx Speaker live the dream 2017 generation Z tuesday spend casual census results generation alpha entrepreneurial REIV Conference responsive not-for-profit christian wealth and income Sydney Lifestyle Study property Real Estate Institute of Victoria 23 million clothing VIC community Jura Australia Merry Christmas What is food insecurity? poker master social commentary Australia street engagement slideshare overcast youth unemployment sustainable census australian communities forum research educhat business performance schools cloudy days 1994 twentyseventeen paying to work McCrindle Keynote Speakers NBRS Architecture car selfie rain home ownership newspaper January 26th cash australians staying home more women year 7 tattoos sydney property market innovation Christmas day the great screenage national crime rates Australian Census greatness social analyst VET sector rise of local ACT goal identity government owning a home housing growth media Hunter Valley learning styles conference speaker the australian dream men organisations goals Financial Planning Association of Australia wages graphs Do It Yourself public transport tv motivate coffee lovers demography Black Friday in Australia Australian Bureau of Statistics new york times data analyst global moreton bay Duchess of Cambridge buildings teleworking who is generation z hills shire Black Friday Sales results brands ideas child care Kiwi digital economy property price global retail brisbane Mount Annan-Currant Hill ease of travel Real Estate high density narcissism GPO 2020 low density schools students training recap youth challenge australian communities trends report census data award winner grave decision school students trades weather not for profit VET group session fears ethnography professional development social lives money Netflix Jura Coffee technology bus religion purpose royal baby TED entrepreneur South Australia

Archive