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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2003   
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Contents >> Industry Overview >> Output and employment by industry

Two measures of the importance of an industry are its contributions to GDP and to employment; these are illustrated in table 13.1.

The table shows that, in 2000-01, Manufacturing remained the most significant industry in terms of its contribution to GDP. Property and business services was the only other industry to contribute over 10% of GDP. Retail trade, with 14.8% of total employment, was the largest employing industry, followed by Manufacturing (12.3%).


13.1 INDUSTRY GROSS VALUE ADDED AND EMPLOYMENT(a) - 2000-01

Industry gross value added at current prices
Employment(b)


Contribution to GDP
Contribution to total employment
Industry
$m
%(c)
’000
%(c)

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
21,647
3.2
429
4.7
Mining
31,598
4.7
78
0.9
Manufacturing
78,266
11.7
1,119
12.3
Electricity, gas and water supply
16,339
2.4
68
0.7
Construction
33,543
5.0
668
7.3
Wholesale trade
31,378
4.7
431
4.7
Retail trade
33,915
5.1
1,348
14.8
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
16,331
2.4
465
5.1
Transport and storage
32,484
4.8
424
4.6
Communication services
19,710
2.9
189
2.1
Finance and insurance
43,950
6.6
354
3.9
Property and business services
74,779
11.2
1,066
11.7
Government administration and defence
24,054
3.6
373
4.1
Education
29,287
4.4
629
6.9
Health and community services
37,466
5.6
910
10.0
Cultural and recreational services
11,542
1.7
225
2.5
Personal and other services
14,490
2.2
359
3.9
Ownership of dwellings
61,117
9.1
. .
. .
Taxes less subsidies on products
58,171
8.7
. .
. .
Statistical discrepancy
-38
. .
. .
. .
Total
670,029
100.0
9,134
100.0

(a) Estimates relate to May 2001 and are entirely sourced from the Labour Force Survey.
(b) Defence forces are not included in the estimates of employment.
(c) Percentage contributions may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Source: Australian System of National Accounts, 2000-01 (5204.0); Labour Force, Australia, May 2002 (6203.0).


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