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1312.3 - Queensland at a Glance, 2008  
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Image: Industry - Includes: Agriculture, Building, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail Turnover, Registered Motor Vehicles, Tourist AccommodationINDUSTRY

Agriculture
Building
Manufacturing
Mining
Retail Turnover
Registered Motor Vehicles
Tourist Accommodation
AGRICULTURE(a)

2003-04
2004-05

Agricultural establishments(b)
no.
26,627
26,955
Area of farms
'000 ha
144,288
143,797
Total area of crops(c)
'000 ha
2,745
2,694

Agricultural Production
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

Sugar cane cut for crushing
33,553
35,290
Wheat
1,110
1,170
Barley
263
178
Grain sorghum
1,296
1,164
Cotton lint
145
^249
Peanuts (in shell)
^42
^31
Pineapples
110
104
Bananas
226
238
Citrus fruit
102
85
Avocados
^20
20
Mangoes
29
34
Lettuce
50
57
Potatoes
^119
^120
Tomatoes
^125
^86

Livestock
'000
'000

Meat cattle
11,245
11,380
Milk cattle
255
221
Sheep and lambs
4,824
4,949
Pigs
691
666

Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
tonnes
17,128
20,217

Value of agricultural production(c)
$m
$m

Crops(c)
3,582
3,608
Livestock disposals
3,553
4,152
Livestock products
399
411
Total
7,534
8,171

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to 25% and should be used with caution.
(a) Establishments with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) Excluding hay and seed, pastures and grasses.
BUILDING

2005-06
2006-07

Number of dwelling unit completions
no.
no.

New houses
24,119
25,445
New other residential building
14,489
12,919
Conversions
103
93
Total
38,710
38,458

Value of building work completed
$m
$m

New houses
5,270
5,738
New other residential building
3,498
3,435
Alterations and additions
1,100
1,205
Non-residential building
4,326
6,091
Total
14,194
16,469

MANUFACTURING

2003-04
2004-05

Sales and service income
$m
$m

Food, beverage and tobacco mfg
13,421
14,995
Textile, clothing, footwear and leather mfg
1,069
1,020
Wood and paper product mfg
2,860
2,990
Printing, publishing and recorded media
2,284
2,728
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product mfg
8,040
9,903
Non-metalic mineral product mfg
2,517
2,838
Metal product mfg
11,755
13,050
Machinery and equipment mfg
7,454
9,037
Other manufacturing
2,515
2,678
Total manufacturing
51,914
59,239

MINING

2004-05
2005-06

Mineral commodities produced
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

Black coal (saleable)
172,666
174,766
Bauxite
13,798
16,013
Copper (metal content)
401
403
Lead (metal content)
505
507
Zinc
839
837

$m
$m

Value of mineral commodities produced
16,962
26,678

RETAIL TURNOVER

2005-06
2006-07
$m
$m

Food retailing
16,359
18,029
Department stores
3,073
3,277
Clothing and soft goods retailing
3,056
2,953
Household goods retailing
6,385
7,297
Recreational goods retailing
1,504
1,619
Other retailing
4,119
4,159
Hospitality and service industries
8,384
8,459
Total
42,880
45,793

REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES

2005
2006
'000
'000

Passenger vehicles
2,058.1
2,138.4
Light commercial vehicles
490.0
520.1
Trucks (including non-freight carrying trucks)
98.2
104.0
Motor cycles
97.4
110.5
Total(a)
2,767.3
2,897.9

(a) Including campervans and buses.
TOURIST ACCOMMODATION(a)

2005-06
2006-07

Number of establishments(b)
no.
1,070
1,093
Number of rooms(b)
no.
56,682
58,666
Room occupancy rate
%
66.8
67.7
Guest nights occupied
'000
27,281.6
27,726.9
Guest arrivals
'000
10,061.6
10,477.3
Takings from accommodation
$m
1,766
1,925

(a) Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.
(b) At 30 June.


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