Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004
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Data items such as income, expenses, operating profit before tax (OPBT) and operating profit margins can be used to assess business and industry performance.
In 2000-01, the mining industry had the greatest operating profit margin (28%) of all industries. This industry generated $58,804m in total operating income and incurred total operating expenses of $42,629. The industries with the next biggest operating profit margins were the communication services (17%), services to finance and insurance (16%), and health services (14%) industries (table 13.7).
The manufacturing industry had the highest total operating income ($261,464m) and OPBT ($16,281m) of all industries in 2000-01. However, this industry had a relatively low operating profit margin (6%) compared to other industries. The next highest OPBT were in the mining ($16,175m), property and business services ($16,087m), and construction ($7,750m) industries.
The industry performance estimates presented in table 13.7 were derived using a combination of data from the ABS annual Economic Activity Survey and business income tax data provided to the Australian Taxation Office. Data were sourced from both employing and non-employing business entities and were recorded exclusive of the Goods and Services Tax, introduced on 1 July 2000.
Industry performance data presented in Mining; Manufacturing; and Communications and information technology relate to employing businesses only. Other chapters provide industry performance data for both employing and non-employing businesses. Care should be taken when making comparisons with data in chapters for individual industries. Differences in the frequency, scope, statistical units and methodologies of the various ABS collections used to compile the statistics will affect the degree to which comparisons can be made.
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