Table 20. Employment by Industry
This table is compiled from data collected in the Labour Force Survey. The scope of this survey excludes members of the permanent defence forces, some diplomatic personnel, overseas residents in Australia and members of non-Australian defence forces stationed in Australia. Table 20 in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 releases of 5209.0.55.0001 has been adjusted to include permanent defence force personnel which should have been included in the original release, and are being re-released in conjunction with the 2006-07 release of 5215.0.55.001 on 30 March 2011.
This table shows the number of employees and employed persons in each industry. An employed person is described as either an employee, an employer, an own account worker or a contributing family worker. The number of employees and employed persons are shown on a full time, part time and full time equivalent basis.
The employees and employed persons data is based on Labour force data taken from ABS Catalogue Number 6291.0.55.003. For further information regarding the scope, coverage and reliability of these estimates please see http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/6202.0Explanatory%20Notes1Nov%202010?OpenDocument
For example, there were 51,231 full time and 12,493 part time employees, which equates to 57,477 full time equivalent employees in the Sheep, grains, beef and dairy cattle industry. During the same period there were 132,497 full time and 44,460 part time employed persons, which equates to 154,727 full time equivalent employed persons in that industry.
This page last updated 27 September 2011