Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004
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Selected summary measures of performance for sections of the construction industry in 2000-01 are shown in table 19.1. Total operating income for the construction industry in 2000-01 was $97.4m. Total operating expenses was $89.6m. General construction was the largest component with 53% of the industry's total operating income and 55% of the construction industry total operating expenses. Total operating profit before tax in 2000-01 was $7.7m. Construction trade services accounted for 70% of this value.
In 2000-01 the construction industry employed 681,400 persons, with the majority employed in construction trade services (65%) (table 19.2). The average number of persons employed in 2000-01 in general construction and construction trade services each experienced small declines. General construction experienced the largest relative decline (-3.3% change).
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