Public servants produce more than Australian manufacturers ... Australian manufacturing as percent GDP has been spiraling downward since 1990


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Australia's GDP from Public Administration is higher than GDP from manufacturing. Public servants and politicians are creating more wealth than Australian manufacturers.

The GDP from Public Administration has more than doubled since 1990.

There has not been a year-on-year increase in manufacturing as a percent of GDP since 1990 and probably long before.

All the political talk about Australian manufacturing needing to grow is just bullshit.

Australian manufacturing as a percent of GDP was 13.83% in 1990 and spiraled down to 5.64% in 2019 and is still falling as the Australian dollar rises again driven by resource exports.

If it were not for the fact that foreign goods such as bricks and other building materials face large shipping costs Australian manufacturing as a percent of GDP would be even lower than 5%.