A range of performance measures, expressed as ratios or percentages, can be produced from the data available from businesses' financial statements. These measures are presented in Table 2.2 for each industry. Definitions are provided in the Glossary. Information about the uses and limitations of these measures can be found in Explanatory Notes paragraphs 26-30.
At the Total selected industries level, profit margin increased from 11.4% in 2009-10 to 12.9% in 2010-11. Mining recorded the largest profit margin (42.5%), which is a substantial increase from 32.9% for 2009-10.
Industry value added (IVA) per person employed was substantially higher in Mining ($783,000) than in the next highest industry Electricity, gas, water and waste services ($332,000).