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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
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Contents >> Service industries >> Introduction

Service industries presents an overview of the service industries sector and provides a range of statistical information for a selection of service industries, with a focus on those that have recently been surveyed as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) rotating program of service industries collections.

For the purposes of Service industries, the sector has been defined as all industries other than the goods producing industries (agriculture, mining, manufacturing, electricity, construction, and gas and water supply). In terms of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, the service industries cover wholesale and retail trade, accommodation, cafes and restaurants, transport and storage, communication services, finance and insurance, property and business services, government administration and defence, education, health and community services, cultural and recreational services, and personal and other services.

In 2001-02, the service industries sector contributed two-thirds of total value of goods and services produced in Australia.

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