Shire of Ashburton


In the Shire of Ashburton, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $46,032 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Shire of Ashburton. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Shire of Ashburton’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

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

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

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services99.30.22.2122.40.22.1-23.1
Wholesale Trade80.40.22.870.50.12.4+9.9
Retail Trade11.90.02.425.40.02.3-13.4
Accommodation and Food Services90.80.21.4162.20.31.5-71.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing86.50.24.5232.80.44.0-146.3
Information Media and Telecommunications6.
Financial and Insurance Services2.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services160.20.32.9104.90.22.8+55.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services54.20.14.3670.41.14.2-616.2
Administrative and Support Services168.10.31.8201.50.31.5-33.4
Public Administration and Safety28.90.12.743.70.12.5-14.7
Education and Training14.
Health Care and Social Assistance14.
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services38.60.11.745.00.11.4-6.4
Total industries50,846.2100.0100.061,542.2100.0100.0-10,696.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .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 output by industry sectors in the Shire of Ashburton in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($46,032 million or 90.5%)
  • Construction ($2,566 million or 5.0%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,331 million or 2.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $49,929 million in total or 98.2% of the total output by total industry in the the Shire of Ashburton.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 38.7% in Mining; 10.5% in Construction and 10.0% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (90.5% compared to 38.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (2.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (5.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.2% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Shire of Ashburton decreased by $-10,696 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Shire of Ashburton were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,066 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$55 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$10 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$3 million)

Shire of Ashburton

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