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STATE AND TERRITORY ESTIMATES
When measured by share of employment Retail trade was the predominant industry in most states and territories. In the Northern Territory, Construction was the predominant industry. In the Australian Capital Territory, Retail trade was second to Professional, scientific and technical services.
In terms of wages and salaries the predominant industry was more varied between the states and territories. Professional, scientific and technical services was the largest industry in both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Manufacturing was the largest of the selected industries in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. In Queensland and the Northern Territory, the predominant industry in terms of wages and salaries was Construction.
As measured by share of sales and services income, the largest contributing industries again varied between the states and territories. In 2009-10 Wholesale trade was the largest contributor to sales and services income in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. In South Australia, Manufacturing was the largest industry. In Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Mining was the largest contributor. Retail trade had the largest sales and service income in Tasmania. In the Australian Capital Territory, the predominant industry was Construction.