8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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Key points

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.

  • The Mining industry grew strongly in 2017-18, reflected in an increase of 26.0% ($21.7b) in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the year.
  • The Construction industry experienced stronger growth with EBITDA up 9.8% ($4.1b).
  • The Wholesale trade and Manufacturing industries both rebounded from 2016-17 with strong growth in EBITDA of 24.5% ($4.4b) and 10.8% ($3.5b) respectively.
  • In contrast, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry declined across across all key data items, with EBITDA falling by 12.9% ($3.0b).
  • The largest contributors to employment growth were service industries, with the largest growth reported by the Professional, scientific and technical services industry (64,000 people or 6.2%), the private sector Health care and social assistance industry (58,000 people, or 5.1%) and the Administrative and support services industry (54,000 people or 6.3%).


Key figures


ANZSIC Division
Employment at end June
EBITDA(a)
2016-17
2017-18
2016-17
to
2017-18
2016-17
2017-18
2016-17
to
2017-18
'000
'000
%
$m
$m
%

A Agriculture
484
482
-0.4
23 059
20 082
-12.9
B Mining
157
168
7.0
83 472
105 163
26.0
C Manufacturing
830
840
1.2
32 853
36 397
10.8
D Electricity, gas, water and waste services
105
109
3.8
34 519
35 462
2.7
E Construction
1 070
1 115
4.2
42 161
46 297
9.8
F Wholesale trade
545
540
-0.9
^17 892
22 284
24.5
G Retail trade
1 289
1 304
1.2
23 206
24 018
3.5
H Accommodation and food services
1 008
1 028
2.0
9 983
10 107
1.2
I Transport, postal and warehousing
586
598
2.0
31 994
33 027
3.2
J Information media and telecommunications
168
167
-0.6
18 834
19 050
1.1
L Rental, hiring and real estate services
406
419
3.2
57 726
57 348
-0.7
M Professional, scientific and technical services
1 038
1 102
6.2
29 599
32 476
9.7
N Administrative and support services
859
913
6.3
7 940
7 813
-1.6
O Public administration and safety (private)
78
78
0.0
^828
1 087
31.3
P Education and training (private)
400
412
3.0
4 209
4 214
0.1
Q Health care and social assistance (private)
1 144
1 202
5.1
23 511
24 333
3.5
R Arts and recreation services
192
201
4.7
5 001
5 711
14.2
S Other services
483
499
3.3
*2 370
2 060
-13.1

^ 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
(a) Earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation.
Note: This table excludes Division K Financial and insurance services and most businesses/organisations classified to the General government sector (except for Subdivision 28 Water supply, sewerage and drainage services). For more information about the scope of the Economic Activity Survey, please refer to the Explanatory Notes.
Source: Australian Industry 2017-18 (cat. no. 8155.0)

For more industry level information please see the Industry analysis page in this release.