At 30 June 2001, manufacturing businesses in Australia employed 985,700 persons. During 2000-01 those businesses paid $39,536m in wages and salaries, generated $253,938m of sales and service income, and $74,640m of IVA (table 19.9).
The manufacturing subdivisions with the most persons employed at 30 June 2001 were Machinery and equipment manufacturing (215,300), Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing (195,100) and Metal product manufacturing (149,800). Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing (39,300) was the smallest employer, accounting for only 4% of manufacturing employment. Information on manufacturing employment by state/territory is in table 19.13.
Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing was the largest contributor to total manufacturing sales and service income and the second largest contributor to total IVA. The industry's sales and service income of $56,080m was 22% of the total for manufacturing, and its IVA of $14,643m accounted for 20%. Other subdivisions making major contributions were Machinery and equipment manufacturing (20% of sales and service income and 20% of IVA), Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing (17% and 13%) and Metal product manufacturing (17% and 19%). Information on IVA and sales and service income by state/territory is contained in tables 19.11 and 19.12 respectively.
The generally close relationship between share of employment and contribution to IVA is indicated in graph 19.10. The three largest industry subdivisions for both employment and IVA , namely Machinery and equipment manufacturing; Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing; and Metal product manufacturing, employed 57% of the manufacturing workforce in 2000-01 and contributed 59% of IVA.
19.9 SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS(a) - 2000-01
Employment at 30 June(b)
Wages and salaries(c)
Sales and service income
Industry value added
|Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing|
|Textile, clothing, footwear & leather manufacturing|
|Wood and paper product manufacturing|
|Printing, publishing and recorded media |
|Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing|
|Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing|
|Metal product manufacturing|
|Machinery and equipment manufacturing|
|(a) The business unit for which statistics are presented in this table is the management unit.|
(b) Includes working proprietors.
(c) Excludes the drawings of working proprietors.
Source: Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000-01 (8201.0).
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