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1146.0 - Directory of Service Industries Statistics, 2002  
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Introduction

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The economic activity survey provides employment, financial information and performance measures at a broad industry level (Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) sub-division) on an annual basis.

The rotating program of service industries collections includes specific industry surveys each year. The main focus of these surveys is the size and structure of service industries (at the ANZSIC class and sub ANZSIC class level) in terms of detailed financial information and employment. As well, some activity data is available for most surveys.

Information on the specific collections undertaken by the Service Industries statistics program can be found on the following pages:


Wholesale Trade Industry - The wholesale trade industry includes all businesses mainly engaged in wholesale trade. The term wholesale trade is used in the broad sense to include the resale (as agents or principals) of new or used goods to business or to institutional (including Government) users. Businesses mainly engaged in wholesale trade are wholesale merchants who take title to the goods they sell; separate sales branches (not being retail stores) operated by manufacturing enterprises; commission agents; import and export agents and purchasing agents; petroleum products and distributors; and cooperatives and marketing boards engaged in marketing farm products. Businesses mainly engaged in reselling their own goods by auction are included. For more information refer to the Wholesale Trade Industry page.


Retail Trade Industry - The retail trade industry includes all businesses mainly engaged in the resale of new or used goods to final consumers for personal or household consumption or in selected repair activities such as repair of household equipment or motor vehicles. Businesses engaged in retail trade include department stores or other shops, motor vehicle retailers and service outlets, mail order houses, hawkers, door-to-door sellers, milk vendors, vending machine operators and consumer cooperatives. Businesses mainly selling goods on a commission basis to final consumers for personal or household consumption are included. For more information refer to the Retail Trade Industry page.


Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants Industry - The accommodation, cafes and restaurants industry covers businesses mainly engaged in providing hospitality services in the form of accommodation, meals and drinks. Industries surveyed include: accommodation, clubs, pubs, taverns and bars, and cafes and restaurants. For more information refer to the Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants Industry page.


Transport and Storage Industry - The transport and storage industry covers all units mainly engaged in providing passenger or freight transport by road, rail, water or air; terminal facilities for passengers or freight; services related to transport such as car parking, stevedoring, harbouring services, navigation services, airport operation or space port operation; booking, travel, freight forwarding, crating or customs agency services; and storage facilities. Also included are units mainly engaged in operating pipelines for the transport of oil, gas etc., on a contract or fee basis. For more information refer to the Transport and Storage Industry page.


Property and Business Services Industry - The property and business services industry includes all businesses engaged in renting and leasing assets as businesses engaged in providing a wide variety of business services. For more information refer to the Property and Business Services Industry page.


Health and Community Services Industry - The health and community services industry includes all businesses and organisations mainly engaged in providing health and community services. For more information refer to the Health and Community Services Industry page.


Cultural and Recreational Services Industry - The cultural and recreational services industry includes businesses and organisations mainly engaged in providing cultural and recreational facilities and services. For more information refer to the Cultural and Recreational Services Industry page.


Personal and Other Services Industry - The personal and other services industry includes businesses which are mainly engaged in providing personal services. For more information refer to the Personal and Other Services Industry page.


For information on other related products and services visit the Product Information page.

Background information on the processes involved in conducting a statistical survey can be found on the Collection Processes page.


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