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EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY

The industries with the largest numbers of employees in the ACT during 2007 were Government administration and defence (56,000 persons), Property and business services (24,900 persons) and Retail trade (18,000 persons).


The Electricity, gas and water supply industry had the highest rate of employment growth from 2006 to 2007, with a 32% increase in the number of employed persons. The Accommodation, cafes and restaurants industry had the second highest growth rate, increasing by 26% over the same period. The industries with the largest decreases in employment were Communication services (down 31%) and Finance and insurance (down 25%).

10.6 Employed persons, By industry(a) - ACT - August quarter

2006
2007
Change 2006-2007
Industry
'000
%
'000
%
%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
*0.9
*0.5
*0.7
*0.4
-20.5
Mining
* -
* -
* -
* -
-
Manufacturing
5.4
2.8
4.2
2.2
-21.4
Electricity, gas and water supply
*1.1
*0.6
1.4
0.8
31.5
Construction
12.5
6.6
12.1
6.4
-3.9
Wholesale trade
3.8
2.0
3.4
1.8
-8.7
Retail trade
22.2
11.7
18.0
9.5
-19.0
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
8.6
4.6
10.9
5.7
25.8
Transport and storage
3.0
1.6
3.5
1.8
15.8
Communication services
3.1
1.6
2.2
1.1
-30.5
Finance and insurance
4.1
2.2
3.1
1.6
-25.0
Property and business services
25.2
13.3
24.9
13.1
-1.3
Government administration and defence
51.4
27.2
56.0
29.5
8.9
Education
16.1
8.5
16.5
8.7
2.0
Health and community services
15.8
8.3
17.2
9.1
9.2
Cultural and recreational services
7.9
4.2
6.9
3.6
-13.2
Personal and other services
8.0
4.2
8.7
4.6
9.7
Total
189.2
100.0
189.7
100.0
0.2

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Classified according to the 1993 version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Aug 2007 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003), Data cubes.


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