8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
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The graph below illustrates each state or territory's share of employment, wages and salaries and sales and services income, relative to Total selected industries in 2007-08. The distribution of employment, wages and salaries and sales and service income are similar across states and territories. The exceptions are Western Australia which contributes relatively more to sales and service income than wages and salaries, whereas the reverse situation applies in New South Wales.

Diagram: State and territory estimates

When measured by share of employment Retail trade was the predominant industry in all the states and territories, apart from South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory where it was second to Manufacturing and Professional, scientific and Technical services, respectively.

As measured by share of sales and services income, four different industries predominated in the various jurisdictions.

In 2007-08 sales and services income for Wholesale trade was the largest in New South Wales and Victoria. In Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory, Manufacturing was the largest industry. In Western Australia, Mining was the largest, followed by Manufacturing. Retail trade had the largest sales and service income in the Australian Capital Territory.

In terms of wages and salaries the distribution is quite different. Professional, scientific and technical services was the largest industry in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Manufacturing was the largest of the selected industries in 2007-08 in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. In Queensland and Northern Territory, the predominant industry was Construction.

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