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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2004   
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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 in 2003-04, retail trade accounted for 16.0% of all employment and 22.0% of employment in the service industry sector with 33,500 people employed. Other large employing service industries were health and community services (23,700 people), property and business services (16,600 people) and education (16,100 people). The sector showing the largest rate of growth in employment among service industries from 1998-99 to 2003-04 was property and business services with a 27.7% increase from 13,000 people to 16,600 people.


EMPLOYED PERSONS BY INDUSTRY, Annual average, Tasmania

1998-99(a)
2003-04(a)
Change
'000 persons
'000 persons
%

Goods producing industries
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
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.
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.


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