Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home>Topics @ a Glance > Service Industries
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
Topics @ a Glance - Service Industries Statistics
Service Industry Releases
 
 


On this page:

INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES OF ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES PUBLICATIONS

Current releases of service industries publications

Expected release dates for service industries publications



ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES PUBLICATIONS

Service Industries publications

Other statistical publications that feature service industries

Feature articles



INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES OF ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES PUBLICATIONS


Current releases of service industries publications


Cat. No.Publication TitleRelease Date

8696.0Community Services, 2008-0924 June 2010
8155.0Australian Industry, 2008-0928 May 2010
8504.0Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, March 201025 May 2010



Expected release dates for service industries publications


Cat. No.Publication TitleRelease Date

8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, June 20103 August 2010
8504.0Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, June 201020 August 2010


Back to top


ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES PUBLICATIONS


Service industries publications


Cat. no.Publication TitleRelease frequencyAbstract

8155.0Australian IndustryAnnuallyThis publication presents estimates derived using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business tax data sourced from the Australian Tax Office. For most industry divisions and subdivisions (as specified in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition), estimates at a national level are presented of: income; expenses; industry value added; operating profit before tax; capital expenditure; and selected components of these aggregates and derivations. State/territory estimates of income, employment, and wages and salaries, at the division level are also included.

8167.0Selected Characteristics of Australian BusinessAnnuallyThis electronic release presents summary business characteristics data for a selection of topics including nature of business ownership, collaborative/franchising arrangements, performance measures, barriers, government financial assistance, finance sought, innovation, use of information technology, markets and competition. Associated with this release are a detailed set of datacubes that include data, for these topics, cross classified (where possible) by innovator status; business size (based on employment); and industry.

8140.0Business Operations and Industry Performance, AustraliaAnnuallyEconomic statistics, including aggregates and ratios, based on profit and loss and balance sheet accounts of public trading and private employing businesses in most industries of the Australian economy. Aggregates include details of income and expenditure, profit, assets and liabilities. Measures of profitability, performance and indebtedness will be included among the ratios presented. The data are classified by broad industry (most ANZSIC Divisions). Estimates using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business income tax data provided to the Australian Taxation Office are also included.

Data for finer industry classifications (ANZSIC subdivision) and finer business sizes are available.

8622.0Retail and Wholesale Industries, Australia7 yearlyPresents results, in respect of the 2005-06 financial year, from a survey of retail and wholesale businesses in Australia. Details include number of businesses, employment, income and expenses, operating profit and industry value added. Also includes breakdowns by industry, size of business and state.

Includes both wholesale and retail industry data from 2005-06. Previously wholesale industry data were published in Wholesale Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8638.0). Also from 2005-06, industry is classified according to Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).

8624.0Retail and Wholesale Industries, Australia: CommoditiesIrregularPresents results, in respect of the 2005-06 financial year, from a survey of retail and wholesale businesses in Australia. This product contains commodity information including value of sales, purchase costs and margin.

From 2005-06 the scope of the collection was broadened to include the aggregate of both wholesale and retail industries. Previously the scope included only the retail industry. Also from 2005-06, industry is based on Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0).

8691.0Tourism Marketing ExpenditureIrregularContains information on the amount spent by Australian private sector tourism-related businesses on marketing Australian tourism to domestic and overseas travellers.

8653.0Travel Agency Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information on the gross sales, income, expenses, profitability and employment of organisations involved in the travel agency industry in Australia. A range of data is presented by size and type of travel agency activity undertaken.

8695.0Accommodation Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about accommodation services in Australia. Data includes: number and type of accommodation businesses, employment, occupation, detailed income and expenses, with selected information broken down by business size and by state. Also includes selected information on income, expenses and employment for caravan parks.

8690.0Inbound Tour Operators, AustraliaIrregularContains information derived from the ABS Survey of Inbound Tour Operators. The survey collects information on passengers, revenue and employees from inbound tour operators located in Australia.

8655.0Cafes, Restaurants and Catering Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information on the number of cafes, restaurants and caterers in Australia. Includes information on the type of business, employment, detailed income and expenses, with breakdowns by business size and state.

8687.0Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, AustraliaIrregularPresents final results, in respect of the 2004-05 financial year, from a survey of businesses in the clubs, pubs, taverns and bars industries. The publication presents income, expenses, employment and profitability data for these industries, dissected by businesses with gambling facilities and businesses without gambling facilities.

8688.0Selected Amusement and Leisure Industries, AustraliaIrregularPresents final results, in respect of the 2000-01 financial year, from a survey of businesses in selected amusement and leisure industries. This is the second ABS survey of these industries, with the previous survey being conducted in respect of 1994-95. Information presented includes the income, expenses, employment and profitability of organisations involved in amusement and theme parks and amusement centres.

8686.0Sports and Physical Recreation Services, AustraliaIrregularPresents final results, in respect of the 2004-05 financial year, from a survey of businesses involved in a range of sports services. Information presented includes the income, expenses and employment of organisations involved in horse and dog racing, health/fitness centres and gymnasia, other sporting venues, administrative organisations, sporting clubs, and sports support services.

8684.0Gambling Services, AustraliaIrregularPresents final results, in respect of the 2004-05 financial year, from a survey of businesses involved in the provision of gambling services. The publication presents information on gambling activity such as net takings (including those received online), gambling taxes, number of poker machines, and employment. Detailed information is also presented on income, expenses, employment and profitability of casinos and other businesses whose predominant activity is the provision of gambling services. The 2004-05 issue includes information on casinos. Previous surveys of casinos were published in 8683.0

8560.0Museums, Australia4 yearlyData includes: number and main focus of museums, employment, volunteers, income and expenses, with breakdowns of key characteristics by employment size and by state. Also includes: information on admissions, acquisitions, artefacts, artworks, special exhibitions and other museum/gallery activity.

8561.0Public Libraries, AustraliaIrregularData includes: number and type of libraries, employment, income and expenses, with breakdowns of key characteristics by size and by state. Also includes: information on visits; borrowers; loans; library stock and heritage items.

8683.0Casinos, AustraliaIrregularContains information on the income, expenses and profitability of the casinos industry in Australia, including comparative statistics for earlier years. Also included is information on the gambling activities of casinos, such as the number of poker machines and gaming tables and the takings from each of these forms of gambling.

8563.0Botanic Gardens, AustraliaOne-offContains information about the botanic gardens industry for 1999-2000. Data includes: industry size; employment; income; expenses and selected performance ratios, with breakdowns of key characteristics by business size and by State. Also includes information on visits, hectares, species and specimens. Data for 1996-97 were previously published in Zoos, Parks and Gardens Industry, Australia 8699.0

8651.0Commercial Art Galleries, AustraliaIrregularContains detailed information on the commercial art gallery industry in Australia. Includes sources of income and expenditure, characteristics of employment and persons working, State and Territory data, details of artworks sold, as well as a range of performance ratios for the industry.

8699.0Zoos, Parks and Gardens Industry, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information about the zoos, parks and gardens industry in Australia for 1996-97. Includes sources of income and expenditure, characteristics of employment and persons employed, business size analysis, State and Territory data, as well as a range of performance ratios for the industry.

8654.0Motion Picture Exhibition, AustraliaIrregularContains information about the motion picture exhibition industry in Australia. The data include: major sources of income and components of expenditure; characteristics of employment; key characteristics by State; performance ratios; some activity data such as the number of cinema and drive-in theatre sites, screens, and seats.

8566.0Business Events Venues Industry, AustraliaOne-offContains information about the business events venues industry for 2000-01. Data includes: industry size; employment; income; expenses and selected performance ratios, with breakdowns of key characteristics by business size and by State. Also includes information on capacity and usage of lettable space.

8644.8Shopping Preferences, Australian Capital TerritoryIrregularLooks at ACT households and their shopping preferences for purchasing food and grocery items and reasons for current shopping behaviours. Includes information about: location and use of shopping centres (whether local, group or town centre); shops and facilities utilised at nearest shopping centre; where major and convenience shopping undertaken; how often and timing of shopping; and method of transport to shopping centres.

8515.0Digital Game Development Services, AustraliaFirst issueContains information about digital game development services in Australia for 2006-07. Data includes number of businesses, employment, income, expenses, operating profit before tax and industry value added. Also includes information on main activity of persons employed and game format.

8697.0Performing Arts, AustraliaIrregularContains information about performing arts in Australia, with separate breakdowns provided for: music and theatre production; and performing arts venues. Data include: number of businesses, income, expenditure, employment, key characteristics by state, and selected information broken down by income size and employment size. Also includes information on performances, attendances, seating capacity and size of performing arts venues.

8126.0Information and Communication Technology2 yearlyContains details of the structure and performance of information and communication technology related industries in Australia. Data include: estimates of industry size, employment, income and expenses together with estimates of the production, distribution, import and export of selected information and communication technology goods and services. Also includes a range of performance indicators by employment size, plus state and territory comparisons.

8679.0Television, Film and Video Production, AustraliaIrregularContains information about television broadcasting, film and video production and post-production businesses. The data include: number of businesses, major sources of income and components of expenditure, characteristics of employment and state comparisons. Also includes selected information by employment size for film and video production and post-production businesses, and details of production activity undertaken by television broadcasting, film and video production and post-production businesses and subscription television channel providers.

8680.0Radio and Television Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about the radio and television services industries. The data include: major sources of income and components of expenditure; characteristics of employment; key characteristics by State; performance ratios; and selected commodity details such as type of programming format and production costs.

8555.0Sound Recording Studios, AustraliaOne-offContains an economic picture of the Australian sound recording studio industry for the 1996-97 financial year, including final figures on employment, income and expenses.

8669.0Computing Services Industry, AustraliaIrregularContains information about the computer services industry. The data include: industry analysis, selected performance ratios, income and expenditure, employment, and State information.

8685.0Private Medical Practices, AustraliaIrregularContains information on income, expenses, employment, and capital expenditure etc, for private general practices and private specialist practices in Australia.

8689.0Private Medical Practitioners, AustraliaIrregularContains information about private general and specialist medical practitioners in Australia. In addition to the age and gender of private medical practitioners, the publication contains information on number of hours worked per week and number of patient contacts per week by area.

8564.0Veterinary Services, AustraliaOne-offContains information about the veterinary services industry for 1999-2000. Data includes: industry size; employment; income; expenses and industry value added, with breakdowns of key characteristics by business size and by State.

8550.0Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information on Chiropractic and Osteopathic businesses in Australia for 1997-98. Data include income, expense and employment profiles as well as information concerning business structure. A split between Chiropractic and Osteopathic businesses will be provided for major data items. Some State data will also be published.

8552.0Physiotherapy Services, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information on Physiotherapy businesses in Australia for 1997-98. Data include income, expense and employment profiles as well as information concerning business structure. Some State data will also be published.

8551.0Dental Services, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information on dental businesses in Australia for 1997-98. Data include income, expense and employment profiles, as well as information concerning business structure. Some State data will also be published.

8553.0Optometry and Optical Dispensing Services, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information on Optometry and Optical Dispensing businesses in Australia for 1997-98. Data include income, expense and employment profiles as well as information concerning business structure. A split between Optometry and Optical Dispensing businesses will be provided for major data items. Sales of goods and purchases data will be split by type of optical appliance. Some State data will also be published.

8554.0Audiology and Audiometry Services, AustraliaOne-offContains detailed information on Audiology and Audiometry businesses in Australia for 1997-98. Data include income, expense and employment profiles as well as information concerning business structure and the types of activities undertaken. Fee for service income will be split by source. Some State data will also be published.

8696.0Community Services, AustraliaIrregularContains summary data on expenditure on community service activity by the government and private sectors. Data are presented by type of community service activity, by State and Territory and by type of organisation providing the service. Also contains data on income, items of expense, employment, unpaid volunteers and the following community services industries: child-care services, accommodation for the aged, residential care, non-residential care, nursing homes and peak bodies.

8668.0Accounting Practices, AustraliaIrregularContains information about accounting practices in Australia. Includes the number of practices, employment, wages and salaries, items of income and expenses, operating profit before tax, and data by practice size. Some data are classified by State. Data on accounting services for 1992-93 and 1995-96 were published in 8678.0.

8693.0Consultant Engineering Services, AustraliaIrregularContains the following data about the consultant engineering services industry: income and expenditure, employment, State information, analyses by size of business, and selected performance ratios.

8558.0Employment Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information on businesses involved in providing employment placement services and/or contract staff (labour-hire) services in Australia. The data include: major sources of income, components of expenditure, characteristics of employment, job placements, performance ratios and key characteristics by State. Selected dissections will also provide data on elements of the industry such as the national Job Network.

8667.0Legal Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about legal businesses in Australia. Includes the number of legal businesses, employment, wages and salaries, items of income and expenses and net operating profit/surplus. Some data are classified by state.

8556.0Market Research Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about the market research services industry. Includes major souces of income, components of expenditure, characteristics of employment, performance ratios and key characteristics by State. Data for 1992-93 were published in 8677.0.

8672.0Cleaning Services Industry, AustraliaIrregularContains the number of enterprises, employment, wages and salaries, items of income and expenses, net operating surplus and data by business size. Some data are classified by State. Additional detail, including various operating ratios, is not included in these publications but is available on request.

8567.0Hire Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about hire services in Australia, with separate breakdowns provided for: plant, leasing and hiring, personal and household goods hiring, and motor vehicle hiring. Data include: income and expenditure, employment, key characteristics by state, performance ratios, and selected information broken down by business size. Limited information is also available on which sector goods were hired to, average length of hire and public liability insurance. Information on motor vehicle hire was previously published in 8652.0 Motor Vehicle Hire, Australia.

8663.0Real Estate Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about real estate services in Australia, with selected characteristics about real estate agents. Data include: income and expenditure, employment, key characteristics by State, performance ratios, and selected information broken down by business size. Limited information is also available on professional indemnity premiums, coverage and number of claims, businesses with a web site and web site usage as well as income and expenditure data split by franchise and non-franchise businesses.

8698.0Waste Management Services, AustraliaIrregularContains information about waste management services in Australia. Data include: income and expenditure, employment, key characteristics by State, performance ratios, and selected information broken down by business size. Limited information is available for general government organisations. Also includes information on volume of waste.

8106.0Not-for-profit Organisations, AustraliaOne-offContains information for 2006-07 about not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Data includes number of organisations, employment, volunteers, income, expenses, operating surplus before tax and industry value added, with breakdowns by type of not-for-profit organisation.

8639.0Interest Groups, AustraliaOne-offProvides information for 1995-96 on interest groups which are not-for-profit organisations and are operating in the Business and Professional Associations, Labour Associations and Other Interest Groups industries in Australia. Contains details of number of organisations, employment, wages and salaries, income and expenditure, and other selected performance measures.

Back to top

Other statistical publications that feature service industries

Other ABS publications that provide information on service industries are given below.
Cat. no.Publication TitleRelease frequency
1301.0Australian Year BookAnnually
1300.1New South Wales Year BookIrregular
1301.2Victorian Year Book (Soft cover)Irregular
1301.3Queensland Year Book (Hard cover)Irregular
1301.6Tasmanian Year Book Irregular
1350.0Australian Economic IndicatorsMonthly
5204.0Australian System of National AccountsAnnually
5206.0Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and ProductQuarterly
5209.0.55.001Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables, Electronic PublicationIrregular
5215.0.55.001Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables (Product Details), Electronic PublicationIrregular
5220.0Australian National Accounts State AccountsAnnually
5302.0Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, AustraliaQuarterly
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, AustraliaMonthly
5625.0Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, AustraliaQuarterly
5676.0Business Indicators, AustraliaQuarterly
6202.0Labour Force, AustraliaMonthly
6302.0Average Weekly Earnings, AustraliaQuarterly
6306.0Employee Earnings and Hours, AustraliaBiennially
6310.0Employee, Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, AustraliaAnnually
6321.0.55.001Industrial Disputes, AustraliaQuarterly
6345.0Labour Price Index, AustraliaQuarterly
6348.0.55.001Labour Costs, AustraliaIrregular
6427.0Producer Price Indexes, AustraliaQuarterly
8104.0Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, AustraliaAnnually
8165.0Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and ExitsAnnually

Back to top


Feature Articles

Title of ArticlePublication Date

100 years of Change in Australian Industry (Year Book Australia, 2005)21 January 2005
Sports Industries (Year Book Australia, 2003)
Accounting for audiences in Australian Museums (Year Book Australia, 2001)
Public Funding of the Arts in Australia - 1900 to 2000 (Year Book Australia, 2001)
Gambling in Australia (Year Book Australia, 2000)
Australia's non-profit sector (Year Book Australia, 1999)
The Australian Cinema - an overview (Year Book Australia, 1989)
24 January 2003
25 January 2001
25 January 2001
25 January 2000
24 February 1999
01 January 1989


ABS SERVICE INDUSTRIES DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


As well as the statistics included in the above publications, the ABS may have other relevant data available on request. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Back to top

Topics @ a Glance- Service Industries



Commonwealth of Australia 2008

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.