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8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/10/2008   
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INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

An analysis of performance by industry follows.


Agriculture, forestry and fishing

In 2006-07, Agriculture, forestry and fishing contributed 2% to total income, 3% to total expenses and 2% to industry value added for Total selected industries.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing is the industry least dominated by large businesses, which accounted for only 8% of wages and salaries, and 7% of total income in 2006-07. By contrast, the contributions of small businesses to these two aggregates were, respectively, 63%, and 76%, the highest for each variable for any industry shown.


Mining

Depreciation and amortisation is a significant element of the cost structure of Mining, representing 13% of its total expenses in 2006-07, the highest proportion (together with Information media and telecommunications) of any selected industry.

In 2006-07, Mining had the second highest capital expenditure ($29b), after Rental, hiring and real estate services ($33b), of all the selected industries.


Manufacturing

Manufacturing accounted for 17% of total income, 18% of sales and service income, 15% of wages and salaries and 14% of IVA for Total selected industries in 2006-07, and was the largest contributor to these aggregates.


Electricity, gas, water and waste services

Large businesses in Electricity, gas, water and waste services dominate IVA, total income, OPBT and wages and salaries, contributing over 75% in all cases in 2006-07. In terms of total income and wages and salaries, Electricity, gas, water and waste services is the industry most heavily dominated by large businesses.

Capital work done by businesses for their own use accounted for 36% of this industry's capital expenditure, the highest proportion of any selected industry (the proportion is 7% overall).


Wholesale trade

The Wholesale trade industry accounted for 16% of total income for Total selected industries in 2006-07, and was the second largest contributor after Manufacturing.

At 9%, the proportion of selected labour costs to total expenses in Wholesale trade in 2006-07 was the lowest of all industries shown. The proportion for Total selected industries was 19%.


Retail trade

With $293b of total income, Retail trade recorded the third largest total income of the selected industries, after Manufacturing and Wholesale trade.

The Retail trade profit margin of 4.6% is, together with Wholesale trade, the lowest of the industries shown.


Transport, postal and warehousing

The Transport, postal and warehousing industry accounted for 11% of GFCF for Total selected industries in 2006-07, and was the second largest contributor after Mining.

Funding from government for operational costs represented 4% of total income for Transport, postal and warehousing, reflecting payments to passenger transport operators.


Information media and telecommunications

Around a third (35%) of the value of capital expenditure in Information media and telecommunications consisted of capital work done for own use, the second highest proportion of any industry shown.

Depreciation and amortisation is a significant element of the cost structure of Information media and telecommunications, representing 13% of its total expenses in 2006-07, the equal highest proportion (together with Mining) of all the selected industries.

Large businesses in Information media and telecommunications dominate IVA, total income, OPBT and wages and salaries, contributing over 70% in all cases in 2006-07. In terms of OPBT and IVA this industry is the most heavily dominated by large businesses.


Rental, hiring and real estate services

The Rental, hiring and real estate services industry has the highest capital expenditure of any industry at $33b, which is 16% of Total selected industries. At 49%, it also has the highest profit margin of any industry.

Rental, hiring and real estate services has 14% of its total expenses represented by interest expenses, which is the highest proportion of any of the industries shown (the proportion is 3% overall).


Professional, scientific and technical services

Professional, scientific and technical services is a new industry under ANZSIC 2006 and is now the fifth largest industry, measured by total income, after Manufacturing, Wholesale trade, Retail trade and Construction.

It has 13% of selected labour costs for Total selected industries, the second highest proportion after Manufacturing (15%).


Administration and support services

Administrative and support services is another new industry under ANZSIC 2006.

In 2006-07, in terms of total income, it is the fifth smallest industry, ranking ahead of Education and training (private), Arts and recreation services, Other services and Agriculture, forestry and fishing.


Education and training (private)

Selected labour costs represented 58% of total expenses for the Education and training (private) industry in 2006-07. As well, the $7.4b received as funding from government for operational costs amounted to 35% of this industry's total income. Both proportions are the highest of any industry shown.

Education and training (private) is the industry in which medium businesses are most dominant in terms of total income and IVA.


Health care and social assistance (private)

The cost structure of the Health care and social assistance (private) industry is distinctive in that selected labour costs and cost of sales are quite similar, constituting respectively 50% and 44% of total expenses for 2006-07.

Of the industries included in these statistics, Health care and social assistance (private) is by far the largest recipient of funding from government for operational costs. In 2006-07 it received $13.4b, or 33% of all such funding paid to Total selected industries. This funding represented 20% of the total income of the industry.


Arts and recreational services

Arts and recreation services is the second smallest industry, measured by total income, of the selected industries. Its total income of $25.9b is 1.2% of Total selected industries.


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