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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006  
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Contents >> Chapter 22 - Transport >> Structure and performance of the transport and storage industry

STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE TRANSPORT AND STORAGE INDUSTRY

In 2002-03 the transport and storage industry had 34,275 employing operating businesses (table 22.4). These businesses generated $65,813 million (m) in goods and services sales, and had a net worth of $37,040m. Capital expenditure for the period was $6,966m. Road transport had the highest number of employing operating businesses (25,074).

22.4 TRANSPORT AND STORAGE INDUSTRY, Selected indicators(a) - 2002-03

Number of operating businesses
Sales of goods and services
Net worth
Capital expenditure
Industry subdivision
no.
$m
$m
$m

Road transport
25,074
21,486
4,349
1,586
Rail transport
73
n.p.
n.p.
n.p.
Water transport
1,019
2,763
833
203
Air and space transport
632
n.p.
n.p.
n.p.
Other transport
546
n.p.
n.p.
n.p.
Services to transport
6,041
19,537
17,238
1,270
Storage
890
3,719
2,832
296
Total
34,275
65,813
37,040
6,966

(a) Excludes non-employing businesses.

Source: Australian Industry: Summary of Industry Performance, Australia (8155.0.55.002).


Wages and salaries for the transport and storage industry in 2002-03 were $15,444m. Total income was $81,203m, total expenses $76,655m, while operating profit before tax was $4,551m (table 22.5). Road transport was the largest component, with 35% of the industry's total income, 35% of wages and salaries in the industry, and 50% of operating profit before tax.

22.5 TRANSPORT AND STORAGE INDUSTRY, Industry performance - 2002-03

Industry subdivision

Selected indicators
Units
Road
transport
Rail
transport
Water
transport
Air and space transport
Other
transport
Services to transport
Storage
Total

Wages and salaries(a)
$m
5,477
2,116
421
2,566
135
3,937
792
15,444
Total income
$m
28,236
7,542
3,396
13,352
1,677
23,022
3,979
81,203
Total expenses
$m
25,985
7,214
3,227
12,705
1,458
22,365
3,702
76,655
Operating profit before tax
$m
2,276
307
*163
704
*220
*653
*228
4,551

(a) Includes capitalised wages and salaries; excludes the drawings of working proprietors.

Source: Australian Industry, 2001-02 and 2002-03 (8155.0).


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