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  • Aussie Wine Month Fact: 172,736

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Aussie Wine Month Fact: 172,736

30 April 2017

172,736! That's a lot of great people helping to grow, make and share our Australian wines with the world. Cheers to each and every person on the final day of Aussie Wine Month! The Australian wine sector, defined as wine grape growing, winemaking and wine related tourism supports 172,736 full and part-time jobs most of which are located in regional Australia. Plus for every job that is added to the Australian wine sector it is estimated that the wider economy gains an extra 1.53 jobs.

The facts

The Australian wine sector:

  • supports 172,736 full- and part-time jobs, most of which are located in regional Australia. 
  • contributes $40.2 billion to the value of gross output to the Australian economy. Gross output includes $19.7 billion in value (value-added or the difference between the cost of goods and their sale price) and $10.4 billion in wages and salaries from full- and part-time employment.
  • the economy would gain an extra $2.01 million for every additional $1 million of gross output generated by the wine sector.
  • the economy would gain an extra $2.17 million in contribution to value-added for every additional $1 million of value-added generated by the wine sector.

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