Wholesale Industry SurveyNumber of businesses/management units;
Wages and salaries;
Cost of goods sold;
Industry gross product;
Performance measures (e.g. turnover ratios) by size of business and ANZSIC group;
Income and expenditure by ANZSIC group; and
Wholesale sales by main commodity items and ANZSIC group.
Name of Collection
Wholesale Industry Survey
Services Industries Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5644
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
To provide information on the size, structure, operations and output of the wholesale industry.
The last Wholesale Industry Survey (WIS) was conducted in respect of the 1991-1992 reference year. It was based on a sample survey of 11,000 wholesale businesses. Financial information on income, commodity sales, expenses, assets, and liabilities, were collected by mail questionnaire.
In relation to transport, data are available for motor vehicle wholesaling.
Australia, States and Territories.
Frequency of Data Availability
Data release is irregular.
The survey was conducted in 1968-69, 1981-82 and 1991-92.
Products and Services
Wholesale Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8638.0)
Special data services are available on request.
Example of Information Available