8126.0 - Information and Communication Technology, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Detailed findings for ICT Industry groupings >> Detailed findings for ICT Industry groupings Tables

1.1 Sources of income, for Manufacturing industry grouping(a)

Income
Proportion of total income
$m
%

Sales of ICT goods produced
Office, accounting and computing equipment
Multiple-user computers
^21.1
^0.5
Personal computers
np
np
Computer peripherals
np
np
Computer parts and other computer accessories
*131.6
*3.0
Other office electronic equipment
*166.0
*3.8
Total office, accounting and computing equipment
806.8
18.3
Radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
Telephone and telegraph equipment
^453.8
^10.3
Radio broadcast studio equipment, television studio equipment, television or radio transmitters and radio transceivers
np
np
Parts for radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
np
np
Total radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus
^859.6
^19.5
Other electronic equipment
642.1
14.6
Total sales of ICT goods produced(b)
2 312.1
52.5
Sales of non-ICT goods produced
1 221.3
27.7
Total sales of goods produced
3 533.4
80.2
Sales of goods purchased for resale
ICT goods
^96.1
^2.2
Other goods
^118.8
^2.7
Total sales of goods purchased for resale
215.0
4.9
Total sales of goods
3 748.4
85.1
Provision of services
ICT services
**91.6
**2.1
Non-ICT services
395.2
9.0
Total provision of services
^486.8
^11.1
Interest income
31.6
0.7
Other income
137.2
3.1
Total
4 404.0
100.0

^ 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
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes ANZSIC classes 2421, 2422 and 2429.
(b) Components may not sum to totals as some small sources of income were not published separately.

1.2 Sources of income, for Wholesale trade industry grouping(a)

Income
Proportion of total income
$m
%

Sales of goods purchased for resale
Computer hardware, parts and components
14 141.0
27.8
Communications hardware, parts and components
6 446.4
12.7
Non-customised software (including licencing fees)
^1 799.5
^3.5
ICT electrical and electronic equipment n.e.c.
5 379.5
10.6
Non-ICT electrical and electronic equipment n.e.c.
15 380.4
30.2
Other goods
1 850.0
3.6
Total sales of goods purchased for resale
44 996.9
88.4
Sales of goods produced
ICT goods
^742.2
^1.5
Other goods
477.6
0.9
Total sales of goods produced
1 219.8
2.4
Provision of services
ICT services
2 457.4
4.8
Non-ICT services
1 702.8
3.3
Total provision of services
4 160.2
8.2
Interest income
224.9
0.4
Other income
^301.1
^0.6
Total
50 902.8
100.0

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
(a) Includes ANZSIC classes 3492, 3493 and 3494.

1.3 Sources of income, for Information media and telecommunications industry grouping(a)

Income
Proportion of total income
$m
%

Provision of ICT services
Telecommunication services
Basic telephony
9 586.1
23.8
Mobile services
Messaging services
2 075.2
5.2
Mobile services
9 724.9
24.2
Total mobile services
11 800.1
29.3
Data and text services
np
np
Intercarrier charges
np
np
Satellite services
85.8
0.2
Other telecommunication services
1 488.7
3.7
Total telecommunication services
26 664.2
66.3
Internet services
Operation of web search portals
**121.1
**0.3
Broadband Internet access services
5 149.6
12.8
Other Internet access services
582.2
1.4
Total Internet services
5 853.0
14.6
Web hosting and application hosting services
^752.7
^1.9
Data processing services
^368.0
^0.9
Information storage and retrieval services
^241.2
^0.6
Other ICT services
1 951.3
4.9
Non-ICT services
450.1
1.1
Total provision of services
36 280.5
90.2
Sales of goods
ICT goods
Non-customised software (including licencing fees)
^783.1
^1.9
Other ICT goods
2 325.3
5.8
Total ICT goods
3 108.3
7.7
Non ICT goods
**164.0
**0.4
Total sales of goods
3 272.4
8.1
Interest income
139.1
0.3
Other Income
515.8
1.3
Total Income
40 207.8
100.0

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes ANZSIC classes 5420, 5801, 5802, 5809, 5910, 5921 and 5922.

1.4 Sources of income, for Computer system design and related services industry grouping(a)

Income
Proportion of total income
$m
%

Provision of services
Computer services
Hardware consultancy services
4 061.7
15.6
Customised software consultancy services
^4 017.2
15.4
Other software consultancy services
^3 705.7
^14.2
Software maintenance services
^1 965.1
7.5
Other consultancy services
4 427.8
17.0
Total computer services
18 177.6
69.8
Other ICT services
914.7
3.5
Non-ICT services
^976.5
^3.7
Total provision of services
20 068.8
77.0
Sales of goods
ICT goods
Computer and communications hardware
^3 246.7
^12.5
Non-customised software (including licencing fees)
2 098.4
8.1
Other ICT goods
*21.9
*0.1
Total ICT goods
5 366.9
20.6
Other goods
*116.4
*0.4
Total sales of goods
5 483.3
21.0
Interest income
^217.9
0.8
Other income
^279.2
^1.1
Total
26 049.4
100.0

^ 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
(a) Includes ANZSIC class 7000.

1.5 Sources of income, for Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance industry grouping(a)

Income
Proportion of total income
$m
%

Provision of services
Repair and maintenance services
Repair and maintenance of ICT equipment
514.4
^40.4
Repair and maintenance of Non-ICT equipment
*322.7
*25.3
Total repair and maintenance services
^837.0
65.7
Other ICT services
^61.1
^4.8
Other Non-ICT services
*23.4
*1.8
Total provision of services
^921.6
72.3
Sales of goods
ICT goods
Computer and communications hardware
^188.6
^14.8
Non-customised software (including licencing fees)
*7.8
*0.6
Other ICT goods
^117.5
^9.2
Total ICT goods
^313.9
^24.6
Non ICT goods
*27.4
*2.2
Total sales of goods
^341.3
^26.8
Interest income
*8.8
^0.7
Other income
**2.9
**0.2
Total
^1 274.7
100.0

^ 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
(a) Includes ANZSIC class 9422.

1.6 Operating expense items, by ICT industry grouping(a)

Manufacturing
Wholesale trade
Information media and telecommunications
Computer system design and related services
Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance
Total ICT industry
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Labour costs
Wages and salaries
912.1
4 889.4
5 367.4
9 660.9
290.8
21 120.7
Employer contributions into superannuation
89.4
412.9
469.8
845.2
23.7
1 841.0
Workers' compensation premiums/costs
14.7
^56.2
48.5
214.8
^2.4
336.5
Fringe benefits tax
9.9
89.4
76.7
76.8
4.5
257.2
Payroll tax
42.8
239.8
277.7
388.6
11.0
959.9
Total labour costs
1 068.8
5 687.8
6 240.1
11 186.2
332.4
24 515.4
Purchases
Finished goods for resale
Information and communications hardware
^121.5
25 812.3
3 277.9
^2 771.7
273.1
32 256.7
Non-customised software
**56.9
^1 447.7
^79.2
^1 090.9
^14.1
2 688.9
Other finished goods for resale
^119.3
8 476.8
**155.8
*265.0
*17.9
9 034.8
Total finished goods for resale
^297.8
35 736.9
3 512.9
4 127.7
305.2
43 980.4
Materials, components, containers, packaging materials, electricity, fuels and water
1 843.7
^465.4
474.1
^188.6
*52.9
3 024.8
Total purchases
2 141.5
36 202.2
3 987.0
4 316.3
358.1
47 005.2
Other expenses
Payments to employment agencies for staff
51.0
197.8
311.4
518.7
24.6
1 103.5
Payments to contractors and consultants for computing and communication services
^18.1
214.3
506.1
^2 188.5
*41.5
^2 968.5
Telecommunication services
35.9
224.9
6 907.3
394.4
^14.8
7 577.3
Depreciation and amortisation
112.7
375.0
6 005.6
742.7
^14.2
7 250.3
Interest expenses
44.6
268.0
1 500.2
*215.8
^7.9
2 036.5
Insurance premiums
25.3
111.2
37.8
93.7
^6.8
274.9
Bad and doubtful debts
^10.4
69.6
274.6
**3.5
^3.7
361.7
Other operating expenses
540.6
5 094.2
9 647.3
4 548.4
*350.4
20 181.0
Total other expenses
838.7
6 555.1
25 190.3
8 705.8
*463.9
41 753.7
Total operating expenses
4 049.0
48 445.1
35 417.4
24 208.4
^1 154.4
113 274.2

^ 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
(a) Refer to the Glossary for ANZSIC classes contributing to each industry grouping.

1.7 Operating expense items as a proportion of total operating expenses, by ICT industry grouping(a)

Manufacturing
Wholesale trade
Information media and telecommunications
Computer system design and related services
Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance
Total ICT industry
%
%
%
%
%
%

Labour costs
Wages and salaries
22.5
10.1
15.2
39.9
25.2
18.6
Employer contributions into superannuation
2.2
0.9
1.3
3.5
^2.1
1.6
Workers' compensation premiums/costs
0.4
^0.1
0.1
0.9
^0.2
0.3
Fringe benefits tax
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
^0.4
0.2
Payroll tax
1.1
0.5
0.8
1.6
^1.0
0.8
Total labour costs
26.4
11.7
17.6
46.2
28.8
21.6
Purchases
Finished goods for resale
Information and communications hardware
^3.0
53.3
9.3
^11.4
^23.7
28.5
Non-customised software
**1.4
^3.0
^0.2
^4.5
^1.2
2.4
Other finished goods for resale
^2.9
17.5
**0.4
*1.1
*1.6
8.0
Total finished goods for resale
^7.4
73.8
9.9
17.1
^26.4
38.8
Materials, components, containers, packaging materials, electricity, fuels and water
45.5
^1.0
1.3
^0.8
*4.6
2.7
Total purchases
52.9
74.7
11.3
17.8
^31.0
41.5
Other expenses
Payments to employment agencies for staff
1.3
0.4
0.9
2.1
^2.1
1.0
Payments to contractors and consultants for computing and communication services
^0.4
0.4
1.4
^9.0
*3.6
^2.6
Telecommunication services
0.9
0.5
19.5
1.6
^1.3
6.7
Depreciation and amortisation
2.8
0.8
17.0
3.1
^1.2
6.4
Interest expenses
1.1
0.6
4.2
*0.9
*0.7
1.8
Insurance premiums
0.6
0.2
0.1
0.4
^0.6
0.2
Bad and doubtful debts
^0.3
0.1
0.8
** -
^0.3
0.3
Other operating expenses
13.4
10.5
27.2
18.8
^30.4
17.8
Total other expenses
20.7
13.5
71.1
36.0
^40.2
36.9
Total operating expenses
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

^ 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
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Refer to the Glossary for ANZSIC classes contributing to each industry grouping.

1.8 Performance measures, by employment size(a) - by ICT industry grouping(b)

Employing businesses(c)
Non-employing businesses
0-19 persons
20-99 persons
100 or more persons
Total employing businesses
All businesses

Manufacturing

Businesses(d) no.
8
^777
^153
27
957
965
Employment no.
-
^3 898
^5 343
6 712
15 953
15 953
Total income $m
15.1
^735.9
1 600.7
2 052.1
4 388.8
4 404.0
Operating expenses $m
6.2
^676.7
1 545.7
1 820.4
4 042.7
4 049.0
Operating profit before tax $m
8.9
*62.3
*41.5
253.3
357.2
366.1
Industry value added $m
9.0
^256.4
443.5
739.4
1 439.3
1 448.3
Labour costs $m
-
^194.2
344.5
530.1
1 068.8
1 068.8
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
9.0
*58.8
^111.7
230.9
401.5
410.5
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
188.8
299.6
305.8
275.1
276.0
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
49.8
64.5
79.0
67.0
67.0
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
28.7
22.3
29.1
26.4
26.4
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
*16.0
*7.8
37.7
22.4
22.9
Operating profit margin %
59.5
*8.8
*2.6
13.2
8.5
8.6

Wholesale trade

Businesses(d) no.
62
3 372
403
97
3 872
3 934
Employment no.
-
16 739
15 124
38 789
70 653
70 653
Total income $m
342.7
^8 159.2
9 913.1
32 487.9
50 560.1
50 902.8
Operating expenses $m
318.8
^7 823.5
9 485.9
30 816.8
48 126.3
48 445.1
Operating profit before tax $m
31.4
^646.5
^494.9
1 876.1
3 017.5
3 048.9
Industry value added $m
27.8
^1 786.0
1 667.8
5 753.2
9 207.0
9 234.8
Labour costs $m
-
973.1
1 060.9
3 653.8
5 687.8
5 687.8
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
28.3
^623.3
^517.1
2 243.9
3 384.4
3 412.7
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
487.4
655.4
837.5
715.6
720.5
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
58.1
70.1
94.2
80.5
80.5
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
12.4
11.2
11.9
11.8
11.7
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
^38.6
^32.7
48.4
42.7
43.2
Operating profit margin %
9.3
^8.0
^5.0
5.8
6.0
6.1

Information media and telecommunications

Businesses(d) no.
^132
2 372
^242
40
2 653
2 785
Employment no.
-
^10 434
^8 584
59 118
78 136
78 136
Total income $m
*229.5
1 974.5
^2 047.1
35 956.6
39 978.2
40 207.8
Operating expenses $m
*253.5
1 841.3
^1 948.2
31 374.3
35 163.9
35 417.4
Operating profit before tax $m
**-24.0
*133.0
*100.1
4 684.5
4 917.6
4 893.6
Industry value added $m
**-29.1
^684.1
^762.6
17 722.8
19 169.5
19 140.4
Labour costs $m
-
^542.9
^535.2
5 162.1
6 240.1
6 240.1
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
**-30.8
**109.6
*170.3
11 924.0
12 203.9
12 173.0
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
189.2
^238.5
608.2
511.7
514.6
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
52.0
^62.3
87.3
79.9
79.9
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
29.5
27.5
16.5
17.7
17.6
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
*12.7
*11.7
79.2
62.9
62.6
Operating profit margin %
**-11.5
*7.1
*5.1
13.2
12.5
12.4

Computer system design and related services

Businesses(d) no.
^479
19 587
^648
^80
20 315
20 794
Employment no.
-
55 244
^24 611
48 316
128 171
128 171
Total income $m
*637.4
^7 637.8
^4 643.2
13 131.0
25 412.0
26 049.4
Operating expenses $m
^319.3
7 166.1
^4 409.7
12 313.4
23 889.1
24 208.4
Operating profit before tax $m
**315.9
**497.3
**242.2
^854.6
^1 594.1
^1 910.0
Industry value added $m
**299.0
4 128.4
^2 443.8
7 030.3
13 602.6
13 901.6
Labour costs $m
-
3 457.2
^2 146.5
5 582.5
11 186.2
11 186.2
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
**302.0
*587.1
**347.1
1 689.5
^2 623.7
^2 925.7
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
^138.3
188.7
271.8
198.3
203.2
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
62.6
87.2
115.5
87.3
87.3
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
48.2
48.7
45.3
46.8
46.2
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
**9.0
**9.8
^17.7
^12.4
^14.9
Operating profit margin %
*51.7
**6.7
**5.3
^6.6
^6.4
^7.5

Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance

Businesses(d) no.
*85
1 707
^37
^6
1 750
1 835
Employment no.
-
^3 790
^1 434
1 668
6 892
6 892
Total income $m
^20.4
^450.3
*441.1
362.8
^1 254.3
^1 274.7
Operating expenses $m
^14.6
^362.1
*423.4
354.3
^1 139.8
^1 154.4
Operating profit before tax $m
*5.9
^88.2
**18.2
**-0.1
^106.3
^112.1
Industry value added $m
*7.2
^206.8
^121.5
122.9
451.2
458.4
Labour costs $m
-
^111.1
^100.5
120.8
332.4
332.4
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
*7.1
^91.5
**20.7
28.0
^140.1
^147.2
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
118.8
^307.6
217.5
^182.0
185.0
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
^29.3
70.1
72.4
48.2
48.2
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
30.7
^23.7
34.1
29.2
28.8
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
^23.3
**12.7
**-0.1
^15.4
^16.3
Operating profit margin %
^30.1
^19.8
*4.2
** -
^8.5
^8.9

Total ICT industry

Businesses(d) no.
767
27 815
1 482
250
29 546
30 313
Employment no.
-
90 105
55 097
154 603
299 805
299 805
Total income $m
^1 245.1
18 957.7
18 645.2
83 990.5
121 593.4
122 838.6
Operating expenses $m
^912.4
17 869.8
17 812.9
76 679.2
112 361.8
113 274.2
Operating profit before tax $m
**338.1
^1 427.3
*896.9
7 668.4
9 992.6
10 330.8
Industry value added $m
**314.0
7 061.7
5 439.2
31 368.7
43 869.5
44 183.5
Labour costs $m
-
5 278.5
4 187.6
15 049.3
24 515.4
24 515.4
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation $m
**315.5
^1 470.4
^1 166.9
16 116.3
18 753.6
19 069.1
Income per employee(e) $'000
-
210.4
338.4
543.3
405.6
409.7
Labour costs per employee(e) $'000
-
58.6
76.0
97.3
81.8
81.8
Labour costs to operating expenses %
-
29.5
23.5
19.6
21.8
21.6
Operating profit before tax per employee(e) $'000
-
^15.8
*16.3
49.6
33.3
34.5
Operating profit margin %
*28.4
^7.7
^4.9
9.2
8.3
8.5

^ 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
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on reported employment for the last pay period ending in June 2007.
(b) Refer to the Glossary for ANZSIC classes contributing to each industry grouping.
(c) Refer to Explanatory Notes 25 and 26.
(d) Provided for contextual purposes only. Refer to Explanatory Notes 21 and 22.
(e) Refer to Explanatory Note 25.

1.9 Selected state and territory indicators, by ICT industry grouping(a)

Manufacturing
Wholesale trade
Information media and telecommunications
Computer system design and related services
Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance
Total ICT industry

Number of businesses(b)(c)
New South Wales no.
^338
1 934
^1 169
9 013
^544
12 998
Victoria no.
^382
1 290
^908
6 381
^531
9 492
Queensland no.
*218
959
458
3 090
^427
5 153
South Australia no.
68
328
125
^857
135
^1 514
Western Australia no.
78
482
^278
1 674
^176
2 687
Tasmania no.
11
^71
^58
^209
^41
^391
Northern Territory no.
3
*32
9
*127
*26
^196
Australian Capital Territory no.
13
^122
^101
1 004
^27
1 267
Australia no.
965
3 934
2 785
20 794
1 835
30 313
Employment
New South Wales no.
6 830
32 515
30 509
47 624
^2 498
119 976
Victoria no.
^3 879
20 311
22 591
35 146
^1 850
83 778
Queensland no.
^1 472
9 004
10 099
^19 175
^1 212
40 962
South Australia no.
1 626
2 636
4 755
6 472
^351
15 840
Western Australia no.
1 786
4 537
5 842
^9 819
^571
22 554
Tasmania no.
^59
545
1 504
^922
^149
3 180
Northern Territory no.
5
np
np
^717
*63
1 427
Australian Capital Territory no.
296
np
np
^8 297
196
^12 089
Australia no.
15 953
70 653
78 136
128 171
6 892
299 805
Wages and salaries
New South Wales $m
437.5
2 363.5
2 206.1
3 881.6
^124.6
9 013.4
Victoria $m
202.0
1 526.5
1 488.3
2 794.0
^82.3
6 093.0
Queensland $m
^68.5
482.0
724.8
^1 207.1
^39.7
2 522.1
South Australia $m
97.3
165.5
310.9
^400.8
^10.3
984.8
Western Australia $m
84.7
237.6
358.6
^595.4
^17.3
1 293.7
Tasmania $m
^2.0
^26.0
92.2
^38.8
*3.6
162.5
Northern Territory $m
np
np
np
^35.9
^1.4
82.6
Australian Capital Territory $m
np
np
np
^707.3
11.4
^968.7
Australia $m
912.1
4 889.4
5 367.4
9 660.9
290.8
21 120.7
Sales of goods and services
New South Wales $m
2 057.4
22 393.0
15 833.7
11 065.7
^498.5
51 848.3
Victoria $m
^995.8
14 571.5
11 245.4
7 518.6
*416.3
34 747.6
Queensland $m
^337.2
6 845.7
4 792.0
2 680.4
^172.7
14 828.0
South Australia $m
422.4
1 907.1
2 664.4
1 112.9
^50.2
6 156.9
Western Australia $m
347.5
3 519.3
2 465.1
^1 212.6
^70.9
7 615.4
Tasmania $m
^5.9
np
np
^117.6
^12.3
1 695.3
Northern Territory $m
*0.6
np
np
230.5
*6.8
627.7
Australian Capital Territory $m
68.4
np
np
^1 613.9
35.3
3 461.0
Australia $m
4 235.2
50 376.8
39 552.9
25 552.2
^1 262.9
120 980.1

^ 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
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Refer to the Glossary for ANZSIC classes contributing to each industry grouping.
(b) Provided for contextual purposes only, refer to Explanatory Notes 21 and 22.
(c) Multi-state organisations are counted in each state in which they operate. Hence, the counts of businesses for state and territories do not sum to the total for Australia.




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