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Topics @ a Glance - Service Industries Statistics

A service industry produces services valuable to consumers as a final product, such as services provided by cafes and restaurants, or valuable to other service and goods producers as an intermediary input, such as wholesale trade and accounting services. Service industries are the largest component of the Australian economy in terms of number of businesses, employment and gross value added (GVA).

Service industries encompass the following activities, and divisions in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC): wholesale trade; retail trade; accommodation and food services; information media and telecommunications; financial and insurance services; rental, hiring and real estate services; professional, scientific and technical services; administrative and support services; public administration and safety; education and training; health care and social assistance; arts and recreation services; and other services.

The purpose of service industry collections is to provide information on the size, structure and nature of the industry under study. The range of data collected includes information on business income and expenses, employment status (i.e. full time/part time, male/female, occupational groupings, etc) and a range of other relevant, industry-specific measures. These data are at the Australian level but a subset of State data are also collected.

Information on changes in ABS Service Industries collections, work in progress, what's new and latest updates.

Service Industry Releases
Release information of service industries data and articles on service industries.

Using Service Industry Statistics
Information about the service industries program and publications, directories and links to the ABS statistical concepts library, classifications and guides.

Other Related Sources of Information
Non ABS links and sources of information.

Contact details for service industry statistics.

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