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8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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STATE AND TERRITORY ESTIMATES

The graph below illustrates each state or territory's share of employment, wages and salaries and sales and service income, relative to Total selected industries in 2010-11. In general, the relative contributions to total employment, wages and salaries and sales and service income were consistent within each state and territory. The exception was Western Australia, which contributed relatively more to sales and service income than to wages and salaries. The biggest contributor to sales and service income in Western Australia was Mining, which typically has a lower wages and salaries to sales and service income ratio.

Diagram: State and territory estimates

Measured by share of employment, Retail trade was the predominant industry Australia-wide and in most states and territories. In Western Australia Construction was predominant, and in the Australian Capital Territory Professional, scientific and technical services was predominant. In both these cases Retail trade was the second largest contributor to employment.

In terms of wages and salaries the predominant industry varied among the states and territories. In New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Professional, scientific and technical services was the predominant industry; in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, Manufacturing was predominant; and in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Construction was predominant.

In terms of sales and service income the predominant industry also varied among the states and territories. In New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia Wholesale trade was the most significant contributor. In Western Australia Mining was predominant; in Tasmania, Retail trade; in the Northern Territory, Manufacturing; and in the Australian Capital Territory, Construction.


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