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Topics @ a Glance - Service Industries Statistics

A service industry produces services valuable to consumers as a final product, such as services provided by cafes and restaurants, or valuable to other service and goods producers as an intermediary input, such as wholesale trade and accounting services. Service industries are the largest component of the Australian economy in terms of number of businesses, employment and gross value added (GVA).

Service industries encompass the following activities, and divisions in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC): wholesale trade; retail trade; accommodation and food services; information media and telecommunications; financial and insurance services; rental, hiring and real estate services; professional, scientific and technical services; administrative and support services; public administration and safety; education and training; health care and social assistance; arts and recreation services; and other services.

The purpose of service industry collections is to provide information on the size, structure and nature of the industry under study. The range of data collected includes information on business income and expenses, employment status (i.e. full time/part time, male/female, occupational groupings, etc) and a range of other relevant, industry-specific measures. These data are at the Australian level but a subset of State and Territory data are also collected.

Information about ABS service industries releases and latest updates.

Service Industry Releases
Releases of service industries publications and articles about service industries.

Using Service Industry Statistics
Information about service industries classifications, methods and standards, directories and historical surveys programs and publications.
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Non ABS sources of information and links.

Contact details for service industries statistics and the ABS.

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