This chapter presents statistics about the water supply, sewerage and drainage services industry as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition.
The data presented include all activities of the businesses classified to this industry, some of which may be activities other than water supply, sewerage and drainage services. (See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 13-22 for further details.)
Both private and government units are included in the scope of the survey. In a manner similar to the electricity and gas supply industries, the water supply, sewerage and drainage services industry is also undergoing a process of reform. The commentary refers mainly to the table in this chapter, and to the data presented in Chapter 1, preceded by some industry background material.