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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
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Contents >> Service industries >> Introduction

This chapter presents an overview of the service industries sector and provides a range of statistical information for a selection of service industries, with a focus on those that have recently been surveyed as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) rotating program of service industries collections.

For the purposes of this chapter, the service industries sector has been defined as all industries other than the goods-producing industries (agriculture, mining, manufacturing, electricity, construction, and gas and water supply). The service industries sector encompasses the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; accommodation, cafes and restaurants; transport and storage; communication services; finance and insurance; property and business services; government administration and defence; education; health and community services; cultural and recreational services; and personal and other services.

In 2002-03 the combined gross value added of industries in the service industries sector (in chain volume terms) was 68% of gross value added for all industries, or 61% of Australia's gross domestic product for the year.


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