8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/05/2009   
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A range of performance measures, expressed as ratios or percentages, can be produced from the data available from businesses' financial statements. Definitions are provided in the Glossary. Information about the uses and limitations of these measures can be found in Explanatory Notes paragraphs 24-27.

The largest profit margins were returned in Rental, hiring and real estate services (44.1%), Mining (37.9%) Education and training (24.5%). The smallest profit margins were returned in Retail trade and Wholesale trade (4.2% and 4.8% respectively).

IVA per person employed was substantially higher in Mining ($557,000) than in the next highest industry Electricity, gas, water and waste services ($265,000).

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