4647.0 - Alternative View of Electricity and Gas Supply Activity , 2006-07 to 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
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SUMMARY

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, KEY DATA ITEMS 2007-08 AND 2006-07 (Table 2.1)

While all the major indicators (IVA, sales and service income, wages and salaries, and employment) for overall electricity supply showed an increase between 2006-07 and 2007-08 this growth occurred exclusively in businesses which only supplied electricity (and not gas). Businesses supplying both electricity and gas showed a decline in all the key indicators over the reference period.

Industry value added (IVA)

In 2007-08 electricity supply IVA was $15.6b - up 5.4% on 2006-07. Between the reference periods, the IVA of:

  • businesses supplying electricity (but not gas) increased by 15.6%, from $10.4b to $12.0b.
  • businesses that supplied both electricity and gas decreased by 18.9%, from $4.3b to $3.5b.

Of total IVA in 2007-08:
  • 77.4% derived from businesses that supplied electricity (but not gas).
  • 22.6% derived from businesses supplying both electricity and gas.

Wages and salaries

In 2007-08 $4.6 billion in wages and salaries were paid to electricity supply employees, up 6.5% on 2006-07. Between the reference periods, wages and salaries in:
  • businesses that supplied electricity (but not gas) increased by 29.9%, from $2.5b to $3.3b.
  • businesses that supplied both electricity and gas decreased by 27.9%, from $1.7b to $1.2b.

Of total wages and salaries in 2007-08:
  • 72.6% derived from businesses that supplied electricity (but not gas).
  • 27.4% came from businesses that supplied both electricity and gas.

Employment

In 2007-08, 45,059 persons were employed in electricity supply, up 5.1% on the 2006-07 level. Between the reference periods, employment in:
  • businesses that supplied electricity (but not gas) increased by 23.3%, from 25,180 to 31,054.
  • businesses that supplied both electricity and gas decreased by 20.9%, from 17,711 to 14,005.

Of total employees in 2007-08:
  • 68.9% were in businesses that supplied electricity (but not gas.)
  • 31.1% were in businesses that supplied both electricity and gas.


ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, INDUSTRY RATIOS 2007-08 AND 2006-07 (Table 2.2)

The industry ratios for overall electricity supply were all stable between 2006-07 and 2007-08.

Industry value added (IVA) per person employed

IVA per person employed in electricity supply businesses remained relatively unchanged between 2006-07 and 2007-08. Between the reference periods, the industry value added per person employed in:
  • businesses supplying electricity (but not gas) decreased by 6.3%, from $413,800 per person employed to $387,700 per person employed.
  • businesses supplying both electricity and gas increased by 2.6%, from $245,000 per person employed to $251,400 per person employed.

Wages and salaries per person employed

There was a 1.4% increase in the wages and salaries per person employed in electricity supply businesses between 2006-07 and 2007-08. Between the reference periods, the wages and salaries per person employed in:
  • businesses supplying electricity (but not gas) increased by 5.3%, from $101,200 per person employed to $106,600 per person employed.
  • businesses supplying both electricity and gas fell by 8.9%, from $97,900 per person employed to $89,200 per person employed.

Industry value added to wages and salaries

Overall there was negligible change in the IVA to wages and salaries for electricity supply businesses between 2006-07 and 2007-08. Between the reference periods, the IVA to wages and salaries for:
  • businesses supplying electricity (but not gas) fell by 12.2%, from 4.1 to 3.6.
  • businesses supplying both electricity and gas increased by 12.0% from 2.5 to 2.8.


ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, KEY DATA ITEMS, INDUSTRY RATIOS, BY ACTIVITY 2007-08 (Table 2.3)

The electricity distribution activity had the highest value for all key data items, followed by the electricity generation activity.

Electricity generation

For 2007-08:
  • IVA was $5.0b, 32.3% of total IVA.
  • Sales and service income was $11.2b, 25.9% of total sales and service income.
  • Wages and salaries was $1.1b, 23.3% of total wages and salaries.
  • Employment was 9257 persons, 20.5% of total employment.

Electricity transmission

For 2007-08:
  • IVA was $2.0b, 13.0% of total IVA.
  • Sales and service income was $2.2b, 5.0% of total sales and service income.
  • Wages and salaries was $365m, 8.0% of total wages and salaries.
  • Employment was 3237 persons, 7.2% of total employment.

Electricity distribution

For 2007-08:
  • IVA was $7.3b, 46.8% of total IVA.
  • Sales and service income was $13.8b, 31.9% of total sales and service income.
  • Wages and salaries was $2.8b, 61.8% of total wages and salaries.
  • Employment was 28078 persons, 62.3% of total employment.

Electricity onselling

For 2007-08:
  • IVA was $1.2b, 7.9% of total IVA.
  • Sales and service income was $16b, 37.1% of total sales and service income.
  • Wages and salaries was $314m, 6.9% total wages and salaries.
  • Employment was 4487 persons, 10% of total employment.





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