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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 >> Structure of the manufacturing industry

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.


19.9 SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS(a) - 2000-01

Employment at 30 June(b)
Wages and salaries(c)
Sales and service income
Industry value added
Industry subdivision
’000
$m
$m
$m

Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
195.1
7,395
56,080
14,643
Textile, clothing, footwear & leather manufacturing
65.9
2,031
10,306
3,159
Wood and paper product manufacturing
66.2
2,501
15,731
5,063
Printing, publishing and recorded media
92.7
3,811
15,760
6,603
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing
103.0
4,999
44,040
9,650
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
39.3
1,722
10,780
3,813
Metal product manufacturing
149.8
6,356
42,263
14,025
Machinery and equipment manufacturing
215.3
9,030
51,412
15,044
Other manufacturing
58.5
1,692
7,565
2,641
Total manufacturing
985.7
39,536
253,938
74,640

(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).


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.

Graph - 19.10 industry value added and employment, by industry subdivision - 2000-01



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