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Association membership and business size

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

Figure 3 - association and business size compliance