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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Service Industries >> Employment in service industries

Employment in service industries in Tasmania in 2003-04 accounted for 72.8% of employment in all industries. From 1998-99 to 2003-04, employment in service industries increased by 13,400 people or 9.6%. In the same period, employment in the goods producing industries increased by 1,200 people or 2.2%.

Within the service industries sector, Retail trade accounted for the largest proportion of employment at 22.0%.

EMPLOYED PERSONS BY INDUSTRY, Annual average, Tasmania
1998-99(a)
2003-04(a)
Change
'000 persons
'000 persons
%

Goods producing industries(b)
    Agriculture, forestry and fishing
16.4
16.8
2.4
    Mining
2.1
2.0
-4.8
    Manufacturing
23.7
22.3
-5.9
    Electricity, gas and water supply
1.7
2.5
47.0
    Construction
11.7
13.2
12.8
    Total
55.6
56.8
2.2
Service industries(b)
    Wholesale trade
7.4
7.9
6.8
    Retail trade
31.3
33.5
7.0
    Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
9.8
11.8
20.4
    Transport and storage
8.6
9.3
8.1
    Communication services
3.0
2.8
-6.7
    Finance and insurance
5.5
4.9
-10.9
    Property and business services
13.0
16.6
27.7
    Government administration and defence
9.7
12.1
24.7
    Education
14.5
16.1
11.0
    Health and community services
23.9
23.7
-0.8
    Cultural and recreational services
4.4
4.5
2.3
    Personal and other services
7.8
9.1
16.7
    Total
138.9
152.3
9.6
Total all industries
194.5
209.1
7.5

%
%
Service industries as a percentage of all industries
71.4
72.8

(a) Annual average.
(b) Industries shown are based on the industry divisions in the 1993 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.


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