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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> Industry Overview >> Output and employment by industry

Two measures of the changing importance of an industry are its contributions to GDP at basic prices and to employment; these are illustrated in table 13.1.

The table shows that, in 1999-2000, Manufacturing remained the most significant industry in terms of its contribution to GDP. Property and business services was the only other industry to contribute over 10% of GDP; it also contributed over 10% of total employment to be the third largest employing industry. Retail trade, with 15% of total employment, was the largest employing industry, followed by Manufacturing (13%).


13.1 INDUSTRY GROSS VALUE ADDED(a) AND EMPLOYMENT(b), By Industry - 1999-00

Industry gross value added
Employment


Contribution to GDP(c)
Contribution to total employment
Industry
$m
%(d)
’000
%(d)

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
18,717
3.0
438
4.9
Mining
27,559
4.4
76
0.8
Manufacturing
76,698
12.1
1,174
13.0
Electricity, gas and water supply
12,049
1.9
68
0.7
Construction
37,106
5.9
708
7.8
Wholesale trade
32,863
5.2
437
4.9
Retail trade
32,736
5.2
1,321
14.6
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
12,983
2.1
450
5.0
Transport and storage
35,267
5.6
418
4.6
Communication services
18,812
3.0
180
2.0
Finance and insurance
41,615
6.6
337
3.7
Property and business services
74,192
11.7
1,023
11.3
Government administration and defence
23,289
3.7
(e)347
3.8
Education
28,011
4.4
615
6.8
Health and community services
34,482
5.5
857
9.5
Cultural and recreational services
10,573
1.7
218
2.4
Personal and other services
15,020
2.4
349
3.9
Ownership of dwellings
55,183
8.7
n.a.
n.a.
Taxes less subsidies on products
44,986
7.1
n.a.
n.a.
Statistical discrepancy
-331
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Total
631,810
100.0
9,017
100.0

(a) Industry gross value added at basic prices.
(b) Estimates relate to May 2000 and are entirely sourced from the Labour Force Survey.
(c) Gross value added at current prices.
(d) Percentage contributions may not sum to 100% due to rounding.
(e) Defence forces are not included in the estimates of employment.

Source: Australian System of National Accounts, 1999-00 (5204.0); Labour Force, Australia, May 2000 (6203.0).


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