City of Ballarat


In the City of Ballarat, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $2,516 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Ballarat. 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 City of Ballarat’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
City of Ballarat2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing295.92.23.7449.54.43.0-153.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services406.53.03.5301.73.03.8+104.9
Wholesale Trade678.65.04.6346.03.45.4+332.6
Retail Trade844.46.24.6548.55.44.6+295.9
Accommodation and Food Services298.42.22.0264.52.62.3+33.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing509.63.75.1342.53.45.8+167.1
Information Media and Telecommunications451.23.33.9343.43.43.4+107.8
Financial and Insurance Services387.72.88.9362.63.68.7+25.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services455.53.34.3418.64.14.6+36.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services656.84.88.8667.86.68.3-11.0
Administrative and Support Services380.92.83.3250.42.53.4+130.5
Public Administration and Safety597.74.44.8476.54.74.3+121.2
Education and Training757.45.64.3694.96.84.6+62.6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,424.010.46.61,077.510.66.0+346.5
Arts and Recreation Services190.11.41.6120.91.21.6+69.2
Other Services246.21.81.7208.32.01.9+37.9
Total industries13,646.6100.0100.010,165.0100.0100.0+3,481.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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 City of Ballarat in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,516 million or 18.4%)
  • Construction ($2,344 million or 17.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,424 million or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,283 million in total or 46.0% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Ballarat.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 12.8% in Manufacturing; 14.8% in Construction and 6.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Ballarat and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (18.4% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Ballarat increased by $3,482 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Ballarat were for:

  • Construction (+$982 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$803 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$346 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$333 million)

City of Ballarat

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