8155.0 - Australian Industry, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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2016-17 KEY INDUSTRY POINTS

The estimates in this publication cover the performance of selected industries compiled from the annual Economic Activity Survey (EAS). For more information about the scope and coverage of EAS please refer to the Explanatory Notes.

  • The Mining industry grew strongly across most key data items in 2016-17. In particular, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) grew 38.2% ($23.1b).
  • The Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry also showed strong growth, reflected in sales and service income increasing by 8.6% ($7.6b) and EBITDA by 22.9% ($4.4b).
  • The Rental, hiring and real estate services industry EBITDA slowed from the previous year's 13.2% ($6.3b) but was still strong at 6.4% ($3.5b), while the Professional, scientific and technical services industry experienced better growth in 2016-17, with EBITDA up 9.1% ($2.3b) in comparison to 0.9% ($238m) in 2015-16.
  • In contrast, the Manufacturing industry declined across all key data items, with EBITDA down 3.4% (-$1.2b).
  • The 2.1% ($11.4b) growth in wages and salaries for Total selected industries was the lowest in the series since its commencement in 2006-07. The largest contributors to growth in 2016-17 were services industries such as Professional, scientific and technical services, which rose 5.4% ($3.8b) and private sector Health care and social assistance, which rose 5.2% ($2.5b). However, most industries experienced moderate rates of wage growth in the range 0% to 4%, which were partially offset by falls in goods industries such as Mining, which fell 7.9% (-$2.0b) and Manufacturing which fell 0.5% (-$250m).

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


2016-17 KEY INDUSTRY FIGURES


ANZSIC Division
Employment at end June
Sales and service income
EBITDA(a)
2015-16
2016-17
2015-16
to
2016-17
2015-16
2016-17
2015-16
to
2016-17
2015-16
2016-17
2015-16
to
2016-17
'000
'000
%
$m
$m
%
$m
$m
%

A Agriculture
482
485
0.6
88 289
95 871
8.6
19 142
23 518
22.9
B Mining
163
157
-3.7
189 499
214 984
13.4
60 531
83 637
38.2
C Manufacturing
838
830
-1.0
372 681
363 969
-2.3
33 895
32 737
-3.4
D Electricity, gas, water and waste services
104
104
0.0
118 523
126 254
6.5
31 646
34 166
8.0
E Construction
1 053
1 066
1.2
375 095
378 306
0.9
42 444
42 417
-0.1
F Wholesale trade
529
547
3.4
478 790
502 434
4.9
17 947
^18 538
3.3
G Retail trade
1 300
1 300
0.0
406 604
417 587
2.7
22 243
22 986
3.3
H Accommodation and food services
979
1 008
3.0
96 985
100 145
3.3
10 865
9 917
-8.7
I Transport, postal and warehousing
578
586
1.4
156 541
160 648
2.6
30 738
31 564
2.7
J Information media and telecommunications
170
171
0.6
78 077
79 575
1.9
19 738
19 062
-3.4
L Rental, hiring and real estate services
405
406
0.2
125 747
130 513
3.8
54 194
57 645
6.4
M Professional, scientific and technical services
981
1 031
5.1
197 726
210 779
6.6
25 645
27 980
9.1
N Administrative and support services
851
881
3.5
82 184
85 578
4.1
^6 496
7 230
11.3
O Public administration and safety (private)
79
78
-1.3
9 582
9 817
2.5
^802
^788
-1.7
P Education and training (private)
410
418
2.0
25 393
26 386
3.9
4 542
4 204
-7.4
Q Health care and social assistance (private)
1 097
1 125
2.6
89 557
92 924
3.8
22 653
23 592
4.1
R Arts and recreation services
204
206
1.0
32 245
32 440
0.6
4 248
4 282
0.8
S Other services
483
484
0.2
57 042
58 666
2.8
*2 492
*2 510
0.7

^ 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 businesses/organisations classified to the General Government sector. For more information about the scope of the Economic Activity Survey, please refer to the Explanatory Notes.
Source: Australian Industry 2016-17 (cat. no. 8155.0)