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8622.0 - Retail and Wholesale Industries, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES


INTRODUCTION

The following tables provide key figures for the financial and economic performance of Retail and Wholesale businesses in Australia during 2012–13. Businesses that contribute to the statistics in this publication are classified to Division F: Wholesale trade and Division G: Retail trade, in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (cat. no. 1292.0).

Retail businesses are classified to:
  • Subdivision 39 Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts retailing
  • Subdivision 40 Fuel retailing
  • Subdivision 41 Food retailing
  • Subdivision 42 Other store-based retailing
  • Subdivision 43 Non-store retailing and retail commission based buying and/or selling

Wholesale businesses are classified to:
  • Subdivision 33 Basic material wholesaling
  • Subdivision 34 Machinery and equipment wholesaling
  • Subdivision 35 Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts wholesaling
  • Subdivision 36 Grocery, liquor and tobacco product wholesaling
  • Subdivision 37 Other goods wholesaling
  • Subdivision 38 Commission-based wholesaling


Retail Industry(a)

Subdivision 39
Subdivision 40

Subdivision 41
Subdivision 42

Subdivision 43
Division G
Retail trade


Working proprietors and partners
no.
1,563
988
9,982
23,110
4,168
39,811
Employees
no.
101,362
40,133
406,574
662,773
21,305
1,232,146
Total Employment
no.
102,925
41,120
416,557
685,883
25,473
1,271,957
Wages and salaries(b)
$m
5,507.3
1,243.0
11,876.1
21,013.4
795.6
40,435.4
Sales of goods bought in and resold
$m
67,526.4
38,930.9
105,499.3
134,862.1
5,702.7
352,521.3
Purchases of finished goods for resale(c)
$m
58,774.5
35,126.7
75,923.3
85,720.8
3,707.1
259,252.4
Total Income
$m
73,601.9
40,042.0
111,971.0
147,619.4
6,823.9
380,058.3
Total Expenses
$m
71,638.1
38,913.1
105,439.4
141,120.9
6,309.2
363,420.7
Operating profit before tax(d)
$m
2,586.4
1,177.7
6,973.3
7,010.0
534.5
18,282.0
Operating profit margin
%
3.5
3.0
6.3
4.8
7.9
4.9
Industry value added(d)
$m
9,575.1
2,862.9
22,035.4
33,554.0
1,627.7
69,655.1

(a) Estimates for some data items have relative standard error (RSE) above 10%. See Retail Industry data cube in the Downloads tab.
(b) Includes capitalised wages and salaries; excludes drawings of working proprietors.
(c) Includes fuel for resale.
(d) See Technical Note, Data Quality, paragraph 4.



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KEY POINTS
  • At end of June 2013 there were 1,271,957 persons working in Retail Industry. Over half (53.9% or 685,883) were employed in Other store-based retailing.
  • Total wages and salaries paid by the Retail Industry during 2012–13 was $40.4b.
  • Retail businesses generated $380.1b in total income and incurred $363.4b in total expenses.
  • Operating profit before tax (OPBT) for the Retail Industry was $18.3b. Food retailing and Other store-based retailing accounted for 76.5% of total Retail Industry OPBT.
  • Industry value added (IVA) by Retail businesses was $69.7b which represented 7% of Australian industry value added for 2012–13.


Wholesale Industry(a)

Subdivision 33
Subdivision 34
Subdivision 35
Subdivision 36
Subdivision 37
Subdivision 38
Division F
Wholesale
trade


Working proprietors and partners
no
1,353
338
580
892
1,715
664
5,541
Employees
no
105,579
175,722
40,782
81,265
124,615
20,225
548,188
Total Employment
no
106,932
176,059
41,362
82,156
126,331
20,890
553,730
Wages and salaries(b)
$m
6,394.1
13,557.9
2,691.2
4,106.3
6,860.1
1,089.5
34,699.1
Sales of goods bought in and resold
$m
155,747.3
97,767.3
54,011.9
69,475.0
62,994.7
4,076.7
444,072.8
Purchases of finished goods for resale(c)
$m
137,800.1
74,006.9
43,785.1
55,699.2
42,949.1
3,386.1
357,626.6
Total Income
$m
169,978.7
115,665.6
56,258.3
75,835.8
68,685.3
6,677.0
493,100.6
Total Expenses
$m
168,013.7
110,496.3
53,749.5
73,603.0
65,161.6
6,306.6
477,330.7
Operating profit before tax(d)
$m
3,405.0
5,241.1
2,972.8
2,412.3
3,649.8
419.1
18,100.0
Operating profit margin
%
2.0
4.6
5.3
3.2
5.4
6.4
3.7
Industry value added(d)
$m
12,244.9
22,174.9
6,268.5
8,492.5
12,391.9
1,750.8
63,323.5

(a) Estimates for some data items have relative standard error (RSE) above 10%. See Wholesale Industry data cube in the Downloads tab.
(b) Includes capitalised wages and salaries; excludes drawings of working proprietors.
(c) Includes fuel for resale.
(d) See Technical Note, Data Quality, paragraph 4.



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KEY POINTS
  • At end of June 2013 there were 553,730 persons working in Wholesale Industry. Over half (54.6% or 302,390 persons) were employed in Machinery and equipment wholesaling and Other goods wholesaling.
  • Total wages and salaries paid by the Wholesale Industry during 2012–13 was $34.7b. Almost 40% (or $13.6b) of total wages were paid by Machinery and equipment wholesaling.
  • Wholesale businesses generated $493.1b in total income and incurred $477.3b in total expenses.
  • Operating profit before tax (OPBT) for the Wholesale Industry was $18.1b. Machinery and equipment wholesaling and Other goods wholesaling accounted for almost half (49.1% or $8.9b) of total Wholesale Industry OPBT.
  • Industry value added (IVA) by Wholesale businesses was $63.3b which represented 6.3% of Australian industry value added for 2012–13.

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