A survey of Australia's Franchising Sector conducted by Griffith University's Service Industry Research Centre. It is similar to the International Franchise Association's KPMG survey of how important franchising is to the American economy. The survey shows impressive growth in franchising and importance to the Australian economy.
There are approximately 960 business format franchise systems in Australia in 2006 compared with 850 in 2004 and 700 in 2002.
The growth rate in franchised units from 2004 to 2006 was 14.6 percent.
Franchising contributed 14 percent to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2005.
Note: The survey is a 79 page report in pdf format. The link is slow to upload in North America.