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1312.3 - Queensland at a Glance, Jan 2012  
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Image: Industry - Includes: Agriculture, Building, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail Turnover, Registered Motor Vehicles, Tourist Accommodation INDUSTRY



Agriculture
Mining
Selected Industries
Building
Tourist Accommodation
Sales of New Motor Vehicles
Retail Turnover

Agriculture(a)


2008-09
2009-10

Agricultural establishments(b)
no.
25,136
24,726
Area of farms
’000 ha
141,210
129,668
Total area of crops(c)
’000 ha
2,795
2,321

Agricultural production
’000 tonnes
’000 tonnes

Apples
25
32
Bananas
247
280
Barley
173
113
Carrots
^30
^44
Cotton lint
154
138
Grain sorghum
1,771
926
Grapes
^8
^14
Mandarins
56
62
Mangoes
27,079
29,436
Oranges
6,790
6,288
Potatoes
^98
95
Sugar cane cut for crushing
29,842
29,330
Strawberries
14
13
Tomatoes
138
102
Wheat
2,016
1,346

Livestock
’000
’000

Meat cattle
12,151
11,193
Milk cattle
^181
162
Sheep and lambs
4,285
3,622
Pigs
596
583
Chickens for meat production
^15,874
12,246
Chickens for egg production
3,372
3,250

Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
tonnes
10,829
8,817

Value of agricultural production
$m
$m

Crops(d)
4,883.5
4,755.7
Livestock disposals
4,033.2
3,887.8
Livestock products
488.8
493.6
Total
9,405.5
9,137.1

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to 25% and should be used with caution.
(a) Establishments with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more.
(b) At 30 June.
(c) Excluding crops harvested for hay and seed, and pasture and grasses.
(d) Including pastures and grasses, vegetables, fruit and nuts.
Mining

2008-09
2009-10

Mineral commodities produced

Black coal (saleable)
’000 tonnes
190,895
205,719
Bauxite
’000 tonnes
17,415
17,890
Copper (metal content)
’000 tonnes
355
215
Lead (metal content)
’000 tonnes
411
427
Gold (metal content)
kilograms
18,110
13,191
Silver (metal content)
tonnes
1,560
1,695
Zinc
’000 tonnes
880
832

$m
$m

Value of mineral commodities produced
49,430
29,661


Selected Industries

2009-10

Employment(a)
’000
Sales and service income(b)
$m

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
106
13,581
Mining
39
38,642
Manufacturing
180
68,064
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
23
17,447
Construction
224
60,548
Wholesale trade
95
78,256
Retail trade
257
71,244
Accommodation and food services
187
15,484
Transport, postal and warehousing
115
27,250
Information media and telecommunications
25
8,613
Rental, hiring and real estate services
79
16,633
Professional, scientific and technical services
159
25,551
Administrative and support services
131
10,988
Public administration and safety
12
996
Education and training (private)
63
2,488
Health care and social assistance (private)
176
11,844
Arts and recreation services
38
4,713
Other services
94
9,247
Total selected industries(c)
2,005
481,589

(a) At 30 June, including working proprietors.
(b) Including rent, leasing and hiring income.
(c) Excluding ANZSIC Division K - Financial and insurance services.

Building

2009-10
2010-11

Number of dwelling unit completions
no.
no.

New houses
22,931
19,068
New other residential building
10,644
10,395
Conversions, etc.
62
49
Total
33,638
29,513

Value of building work completed
$m
$m

New houses
6,240
5,289
New other residential building
2,793
2,798
Alterations and additions
1,270
1,356
Non-residential building
6,081
6,928
Total
16,382
16,370


Tourist Accommodation(a)

2009-10
2010-11

Number of establishments(b)
no.
1,143
1125
Number of rooms(b)
no.
61,632
60,747
Room occupancy rate
%
61.8
63.2
Guest nights occupied
’000
26,573.8
26,658.6
Guest arrivals
’000
9,938.7
9.924.7
Takings from accommodation
$m
2,007
2,095

(a) Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms.
(b) At 30 June.

Sales of New Motor Vehicles(b)

2009-10
2010-11
’000
’000

Passenger vehicles
111
105
Sports utility vehicles
47
48
Other Vehicles
51
51
Total
209
204

(b) Based on trend data

Retail Turnover

2009-10
2010-11
$m
$m

Food retailing
20,204
21,212
Household goods retailing
8,688
8,327
Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing
3,267
3,406
Department stores
3,717
3,715
Other retailing
7,265
7,234
Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
5,913
6,142
Total
49,053
50,035









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