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Subject: Australian Company Information
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: mecentral-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 14 Apr 2006 21:29 PDT
Expires: 14 May 2006 21:29 PDT
Question ID: 719078
Hi there,

I'm after:-

A) A list of contacts based on this criteria:-

1. Company employee size of 200 and above

2. Human Resources, CEO and Learning & Development contacts

3. Sydney, Melb & Brisbane based

B) Another question, is in general how many companies in Australia
have over 200 employees.

What would be the cost for these 2 bits of info?

If it is not what you do, who could you suggest we get in touch with.

Many thanks

Ian Hutchinson

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 16 Apr 2006 08:21 PDT

Thanks for bringing your question to Google Answers.

In my experience, I don't think the researchers here can actually
provide you the list you are seeking...these sorts of lists tend to
come from commercial mailing list services, at a cost likely to
considerably exceed $50.

If you'd like, I can try to find contacts for mailing list houses that
can sell you the list you are looking for.

Would that serve as an answer to your question?

If not, please clarify how we can best assist you, here.


Subject: Re: Australian Company Information
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 20 Apr 2006 20:10 PDT

Thanks for following up on this.

According to:$File/8161055001_jun%202004.pdf

Oct 2005

there are precisely 4,918 businesses in Australia with 200 or more employees:

At June 2004 the number of active businesses on the Australian Bureau
of Statistics Business Register (ABSBR) was 3,015,318. Of the total
number of businesses, 837,078 (28%) were employing, with 2,178,240
(72%) non-employing.

The majority of employing businesses, 754,504 (90%) had between 0 and
19 employees. There were 77,656 (9%) businesses with 20 to 199
employees and 4,918 (1%) businesses with 200+ employees.

There do not appear to be nearly as many mailing list houses in
Australia as I am used to seeing in the US and Canada.  However, they
do exist, and can probably get you the contact information you are
looking for (at a price, of course).

These folks appear to offer one of the most comprehensive services out there:
Fairfax Business Research

They have several "off the shelf" reports that may work for you, including:

BRW Top 500 public companies standard list
Information on the 500 top-performing companies across all sectors of
Australian industry including net profit, revenue, market
capitalisation, dividends, and ASX code.

BRW1000 mailing list
Company contact information for the 1000 biggest listed, private,
government and foreign enterprises in Australasia.

CEO MarketBase
A contact database of the most senior executive (CEO, President,
Managing Director, General Manager) in an organization and details on
the background of the company covering staff number, industry and

They have databases of other executives as well, and can most likely
also work with you to custom-tailor a dataset to best meet your needs.

You should be aware, though, that most lists concentrate on
senior-most executives, and many companies may not have someone with
the specific title of "Learning and Development", so you'll have to
stay flexible.


Another promising possibility are these folks:
EXA Marketing Lists

Note that you can specify on their inquiry form the exact parameters
of interest to you -- company size (by employee count), executives to
contact, etc.

Give them a try.


A worthwhile resource to know about is this dataset, here:

There are several boxes to pull-down, check-off, or enter a choice:

In the 'Regions' box, select Australia.

Leave 'All Activities' as is.

Leave the 'Very Large, Large' box checked, and uncheck the others

[Later on, conduct a separate search with only 'Medium/Large, Medium,
Medium/Small' checked...this way, you don't get too many results at
one time].

Uncheck 'Search on whole words only'.

In the company name field, simply erase all text, and leave it blank.

Hit 'Search', and you should see a list of large companies in
Australia that looks like this:

List for all companies in Australia (AU), in all activities (Very
Large, Large) : 1,249 companies selected

TOORONGA, Australia
Profile, Standard Report, Detailed Report (International format),
Default Peer  Wholesale & retail trade
 Very Large
BELLA VISTA, Australia
Profile, Standard Report, Detailed Report (International format),
Default Peer  Wholesale & retail trade
 Very Large
SURRY HILLS, Australia
 Very Large
MELBOURNE, Australia
Profile, Standard Report, Detailed Report (International format),
Default Peer  Primary sector (agriculture, mining, etc.)
 Very Large
and so on.

Obviously, it doesn't have the contact information you're looking for
(and I don't think this company provides that sort of information, but
you might want to check with them just the same), but it's still a
handy tool to know about.

Hope that's what you needed, but if there's anything more I can do for
you, just give me a holler.


search strategy -- Used bookmarked sites, and conducted Google searches on:

australia business statistics

mailing lists australia
Subject: Re: Australian Company Information
From: stressedmum-ga on 15 Apr 2006 23:46 PDT
This might help with Part B.!OpenDocument
Subject: Re: Australian Company Information
From: mecentral-ga on 20 Apr 2006 18:32 PDT
Ok thanks..

How about:-

1. Total numbers of companies with more than 200 employees in Australia

2. A list of companies that would be able to provide me lists for:-

a) Company employee size of 200 and above

b). Human Resources, CEO and Learning & Development contacts

Many thanks


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