This chapter presents statistics about the waste collection, treatment and disposal services industry, as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition. Under the 1993 edition of ANZSIC, this industry was not included in the same division as electricity, gas and water supply. Because of this, previous editions of this publication did not include estimates for the waste collection, treatment and disposal services industry.
The data presented include all activities of the businesses, some of which may be activities other than waste collection, treatment and disposal services. (See Explanatory Notes paragraphs 13-22 for further details.)
The commentary refers mainly to the table in this chapter, and to the key data presented in table 1.1, preceded by some industry background material.