Shire of Ashburton

Local sales

In the Shire of Ashburton, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $13,330 million in 2021/22.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47.40.22.444.20.31.7+3.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services53.50.22.7123.70.72.8-70.2
Wholesale Trade76.80.32.661.40.42.7+15.3
Retail Trade12.80.13.831.50.23.8-18.7
Accommodation and Food Services67.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing62.50.33.2161.21.03.3-98.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2.
Financial and Insurance Services2.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services132.50.55.2194.51.25.3-62.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services42.70.26.1623.83.76.6-581.0
Administrative and Support Services150.60.62.9173.41.02.9-22.8
Public Administration and Safety57.
Education and Training20.
Health Care and Social Assistance14.20.14.819.00.14.6-4.8
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services39.00.21.947.30.32.0-8.3
Total industries24,245.2100.0100.016,782.7100.0100.0+7,462.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in the Shire of Ashburton in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($13,330million or 55.0%)
  • Mining ($9,969million or 41.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($163million or 0.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $23,461 million in total or 96.8% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Shire of Ashburton.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 19.6% in Construction; 18.7% in Mining and 12.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the Shire of Ashburton and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (55.0% compared to 19.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (41.1% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Manufacturing (0.7% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Shire of Ashburton $increased by 7,462 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Shire of Ashburton were for:

  • Construction (+$6,733 million)
  • Mining (+$1,541 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-$581 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$99 million)

Shire of Ashburton

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