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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Victoria and New South Wales (each with 32%) dominate manufacturing employment in Australia, accounting for almost two-thirds of national manufacturing employment at 30 June 2000 (table 19.11). In all industries, either New South Wales or Victoria is the largest employing State.

New South Wales manufacturing establishments employ 41% of the national total for the Printing, publishing and recorded media. Victoria accounts for some 51% of all persons working in the Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing industry in Australia. Queensland establishments employ 22% of persons in Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing and 19% of those in Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing. South Australia accounts for 14% of employment in the Machinery and equipment manufacturing industry.

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


19.11 MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT By State/Territory - 1999-2000

Industry subdivision
NSW

'000
Vic.

'000
Qld

'000
SA

'000
WA

'000
Tas.

'000
NT

'000
ACT

'000
Aust.

'000

Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
47.9
47.6
36.2
15.6
14.4
5.7
0.4
0.4
168.1
Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing
18.3
33.5
5.3
3.6
3.1
1.4
0.1
0.1
65.3
Wood and paper product manufacturing
19.6
18.4
11.9
6.6
4.2
3.7
0.2
0.3
64.8
Printing, publishing and recorded media
40.4
31.0
12.3
5.5
7.1
1.4
0.4
1.5
99.6
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing
35.3
37.0
11.1
6.4
6.7
0.9
0.1
0.1
97.5
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
11.2
9.3
6.7
2.7
4.7
0.6
0.2
0.1
35.6
Metal product manufacturing
49.8
38.1
25.1
11.2
15.8
3.2
1.2
0.3
144.6
Machinery and equipment manufacturing
60.0
69.5
25.2
28.4
13.5
2.9
0.5
0.8
200.7
Other manufacturing
16.9
16.3
11.2
5.4
5.6
0.7
0.1
0.4
56.6
Total manufacturing
299.5
300.5
144.9
85.4
75.0
20.3
3.3
3.9
932.8

Source: Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary (8201.0).


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