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8221.0 - Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
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STATE AND TERRITORY COMPOSITION

An outline of the composition of manufacturing industry within each state, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory follows.


NEW SOUTH WALES

Food product manufacturing was the most dominant manufacturing industry in New South Wales, as measured by contribution to the state's employment (21%), wages and salaries (18%) and sales and service income (17%) in 2006-07. Machinery and equipment manufacturing ranked second in employment (14%) and wages and salaries (16%).

Measured by sales and service income, businesses located in New South Wales topped eight of the 15 manufacturing industry subdivisions.


VICTORIA

The largest manufacturing industry, in terms of sales and service income (20%) and employment (19%), was Food product manufacturing. Transport equipment manufacturing and Food product manufacturing were the most significant contributors to the state's wages and salaries (17% each). Transport equipment manufacturing ranked second in both sales and service income (15%) and employment (14%).

Victoria was the largest contributor to six industry subdivisions, as measured by sales and service income. The state accounted for 45% of national sales and service income for Transport equipment manufacturing.


QUEENSLAND

In 2006-07, Food product manufacturing was the most dominant manufacturing industry in Queensland, as measured by employment (24%), wages and salaries (21%) and sales and service income (20%). Ranking second in sales and service income (19%) was Primary metal and metal product manufacturing, while Fabricated metal product manufacturing ranked second in wages and salaries (12%).


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Transport equipment manufacturing was the largest contributor to sales and service income (22%) and wages and salaries (19%).


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Primary metal and metal product manufacturing earned 43% of Western Australia's sales and service income in 2006-07.

Western Australia's contribution to sales and service income in Primary metal and metal product manufacturing was the largest of all states and territories at 37% of the national total.


TASMANIA

Food product manufacturing was the most significant contributor to manufacturing wages and salaries in Tasmania (24%). Primary metal and metal product manufacturing ranked first in sales and service income (27%), followed by Food product manufacturing (20%) and Wood product manufacturing (10%).


NORTHERN TERRITORY

The Northern Territory was second smallest contributor of all states and territories to total manufacturing sales and service income (0.7%) and wages and salaries (0.6%). It recorded the smallest employment, 0.5% of the national total.


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Australian Capital Territory was the smallest contributor at the national level to sales and service income (0.3%) and wages and salaries (0.4%). The territory was the second smallest employer, contributing 0.5% of total manufacturing's employment.



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