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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003   
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Contents >> Manufacturing >> Employment by state

Victoria and New South Wales are the major contributors to manufacturing employment, accounting for 32% and 31% respectively of total manufacturing employment in Australia. Together they account for almost two-thirds of national manufacturing employment at 30 June 2001 (table 19.13). In all industries, either New South Wales or Victoria is the largest employing state.

Victorian manufacturing businesses employ 50% of all persons working in the Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing industry in Australia. New South Wales accounts for some 38% of the national total for the Printing, publishing and recorded media. Queensland manufacturing businesses employ 22% of persons in Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing and 19% of those in Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing. South Australia accounts for 16% of employment in the Machinery and equipment manufacturing industry and Western Australia 13% of employment in the Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing industry.

For further information on employed wage and salary earners and the characteristics of the manufacturing labour force see Labour.


19.13 INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT - 2000-01
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
Industry subdivision
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
55.4
54.2
42.6
21.1
14.2
6.6
0.5
0.5
195.1
Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing
17.5
32.7
5.7
4.5
4.0
1.3
0.1
0.2
65.9
Wood and paper product manufacturing
20.2
19.6
12.1
5.9
4.4
3.4
0.2
0.3
66.2
Printing, publishing and recorded media
35.3
30.1
11.7
5.0
6.9
1.4
0.4
1.8
92.7
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing
36.2
39.6
11.9
7.2
6.9
0.9
0.1
-
103.0
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
12.1
10.6
7.5
2.8
4.9
0.8
0.3
0.1
39.3
Metal product manufacturing
53.0
39.0
24.1
12.9
15.2
4.0
1.3
0.3
149.8
Machinery and equipment manufacturing
59.4
73.1
31.2
33.9
13.4
2.8
0.7
0.8
215.3
Other manufacturing
17.5
20.1
9.6
4.6
5.8
0.4
0.1
0.3
58.5
Total manufacturing
306.7
319.0
156.5
97.9
75.8
21.8
3.7
4.4
985.7

Source: Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000-01 (8201.0).


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