Businesses that were members of an industry or employer association had a higher compliance rate (88%) than businesses that were not members (60%). This suggests that employer associations have a positive effect on compliance rates through ongoing member engagement and support.
The size of the business also had an effect on audit outcomes. Businesses with 15 or more employees had a compliance rate of 89% whereas businesses with 14 or less employees had a compliance rate of 65%.
Figure 3: Compliance by association membership and business size