8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2020   
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Key findings

  • The Mining industry saw continued growth across all key data items in 2018-19. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the year increased by 32.2% ($33.7b).
  • The Manufacturing industry experienced a second consecutive year of growth with EBITDA rising 9.1% ($3.3b).
  • The Construction industry, while still showing positive EBITDA growth of 5.4% ($2.5b), slowed from the previous year's 8.0% ($3.4b).
  • Health care and social assistance industry EBITDA grew 7.2% ($1.9b).
  • Information media and telecommunications reported a decline of 10.8% in EBITDA (down $2.1b).
  • The largest contributors to employment growth were service industries, with the largest growth reported by the Health care and social assistance industry (109,000 people, or 9.0%), the Professional, scientific and technical services industry (56,000 people or 5.1%) and the Administrative and support services industry (29,000 people or 3.1%).


Chart showing the 2018-19 growth in earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for each ANZSIC industry division. Figures are in millions of dollars and in current prices. Chart showing the 2018-19 growth in employment for each ANZSIC industry division. Figures are in thousands of people.


Key figures


ANZSIC Division
Employment at end June
EBITDA
2017-18
2018-19
2017-18
to
2018-19
2017-18
2018-19
2017-18
to
2018-19
'000
'000
%
$m
$m
%

A Agriculture
459
451
-1.7
20 578
19 580
-4.8
B Mining
169
179
5.9
104 879
138 625
32.2
C Manufacturing
840
854
1.7
36 951
40 297
9.1
D Electricity, gas, water and waste services
108
113
4.6
35 381
36 051
1.9
E Construction
1 113
1 117
0.4
45 975
48 479
5.4
F Wholesale trade
540
557
3.1
20 905
22 004
5.3
G Retail trade
1 310
1 331
1.6
23 602
23 277
-1.4
H Accommodation and food services
1 029
1 031
0.2
9 948
^10 080
1.3
I Transport, postal and warehousing
600
620
3.3
32 586
33 957
4.2
J Information media and telecommunications
168
167
-0.6
18 953
16 903
-10.8
L Rental, hiring and real estate services
420
417
-0.7
57 551
57 708
0.3
M Professional, scientific and technical services
1 099
1 155
5.1
29 913
32 151
7.5
N Administrative and support services
925
954
3.1
^7 751
^7 860
1.4
O Public administration and safety (private)
78
82
5.1
^1 048
^1 078
2.9
P Education and training (private)
414
430
3.9
4 310
4 684
8.7
Q Health care and social assistance (private)
1 210
1 319
9.0
26 007
27 877
7.2
R Arts and recreation services
200
216
8.0
^4 994
5 333
6.8
S Other services
500
514
2.8
**1 888
*2 750
45.7

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use


For more industry information please see the Industry Analysis section in this release.

Australian Industry estimates report on the performance of selected industries compiled from the annual Economic Activity Survey (EAS), which excludes most of the General government sector (except for Subdivision 28 Water supply, sewerage and drainage services) and entities classified to Division K Financial and insurance services. For more information about the scope and coverage of EAS please refer to the Explanatory Notes.