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Company and industry data and information: Databases and Journals

A guide to finding information on public, private, Australian, international or non-profit companies and industries.

Private company data

Data about private companies is variable as they are not covered by the same regulatory disclosure framework as public companies. See below for some suggestions for finding information on private companies. 

Individual company websites - these may be a good source of data

Factiva - Provides access to the full text of articles from thousands of Australian and international print media titles, including the Australian Financial Review and The Australian. Also provides company data.

IBISWorld (Australian companies)

Company 360 (Australian Companies)

ASIC website (basic information is available and further information may  be purchased


Comparative industry reports

In addition to providing statistical data the databases below provide comparative industry reports assisting you with SWOT analyses of industries. See database descriptions opposite for more information.

IBISWorld (Australian industries only)

Mergent Online

Passport GMID (Consumer industries only)

Business Source Complete

Bloomberg and Datastream

Bloomberg and Datastream are primarily for postgraduate students, but can be useful for some undergraduates.  To access Bloomberg or Datastream follow the instructions below.  


In addition to set texts and readings or material from your lecturer, which can be accessed through Course Materials Online in OneSearch, you may need to find company and economic data for individual and comparative analysis. The databases below give access to substantial Australian or International company and economic data.

excellogo indicates that datasets can be viewed and exported to Excel.

Australian company and industry information

International company and industry information (including Australia)