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 Methodology page.
- 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 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%).
|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|
|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.
For more industry level information please see the Industry analysis section in this release.