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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004   
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Contents >> Construction >> Performance of the construction industry

Selected summary measures of performance for sections of the construction industry in 2000-01 are shown in table 19.1. Total operating income for the construction industry in 2000-01 was $97.4m. Total operating expenses was $89.6m. General construction was the largest component with 53% of the industry's total operating income and 55% of the construction industry total operating expenses. Total operating profit before tax in 2000-01 was $7.7m. Construction trade services accounted for 70% of this value.

19.1 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, Summary of industry performance - 2000-01

General construction

Building construction

Selected indicators
Units
Residential construction
Non-residential building construction
Total
Non-building
construction
Total
Construction trade services
Total construction

Employment(a)
'000
n.a.
n.a.
190.0
50.7
240.7
440.8
681.4
Total operating income
$m
23,497
14,586
38,083
13,362
51,446
45,951
97,397
Total operating expenses
$m
21,930
14,109
36,038
13,088
49,126
40,521
89,647
Operating profit before tax
$m
1,567
477
2,045
275
2,319
5,430
7,750

(a) Annual average.
Source: Australian Industry, 2000-2001 (8155.0); Labour Force, Australia (6203.0).

In 2000-01 the construction industry employed 681,400 persons, with the majority employed in construction trade services (65%) (table 19.2). The average number of persons employed in 2000-01 in general construction and construction trade services each experienced small declines. General construction experienced the largest relative decline (-3.3% change).

19.2 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, Average annual employment

1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
Employment status
'000
'000
'000
'000

General construction(a)
Employee
161.6
171.3
190.1
184.2
Employer
12.2
12.2
11.8
11.6
Own account worker(b)
38.1
38.0
44.1
42.9
Total
213.4
223.7
248.9
240.6
Construction trade services
Employee
223.3
244.7
275.7
252.8
Employer
34.6
35.9
37.4
35.5
Own account worker(b)
121.8
124.3
129.1
147.6
Total
383.7
410.4
446.5
440.8
Total construction(c)
Employee
384.9
416.0
465.7
437.0
Employer
46.8
48.0
49.2
47.1
Own account worker(b)
159.9
162.3
173.2
190.6
Total
597.1
634.1
695.4
681.4

(a) Total includes contributing family worker.
(b) A worker that hires no employees (this category was formerly titled Self employed).
(c) Includes categories General construction and Construction trade services.
Source: Labour Force, Australia (6203.0).


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