WAGES TO SALES RATIO

Industry (Sales & Wages ratio) Dec-2012 Sep-2012 Jun-2012 Mar-2012
Accommodation and food services 4.08 3.97 3.91 3.99
Administrative and support services 2.4 2.35 2.25 2.41
Arts and recreation services 5.37 5.1 5.27 5.43
Construction 5.11 4.85 5.03 4.61
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 13.19 14.79 13.14 12.42
Financial and insurance services 1.04 1 1.01 0.85
Information media and telecommunications 6.19 6.09 5.74 6.1
Manufacturing 6.46 6.57 6.53 6.43
Mining 8.01 7.82 8.3 7.84
Other services 3.1 3.14 3.05 3.18
Professional, scientific and technical services 2.9 2.88 2.97 2.79
Rental, hiring and real estate services 6.68 6.88 6.46 7.01
Retail trade 9.56 9.47 9.59 9.38
Transport, postal and warehousing 5.02 4.82 4.62 4.79
Wholesale trade 12.77 12.99 12.66 12.46

 

The above table compiles some statistics collated from the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics). It basically displays the ratio of wages to sales in the various industries.

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