City of Brisbane


In the City of Brisbane, Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the largest output by industry, generating $36,891 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Brisbane. 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 Brisbane’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 Brisbane2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14,,,990.8
Wholesale Trade12,853.44.33.311,,575.5
Retail Trade9,806.83.33.78,,785.7
Accommodation and Food Services6,517.82.22.65,645.62.22.6+872.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing36,891.212.37.926,163.610.26.8+10,727.6
Information Media and Telecommunications8,853.13.01.85,599.22.21.3+3,253.9
Financial and Insurance Services24,,,777.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15,753.05.34.613,785.85.44.5+1,967.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services29,534.39.95.724,,318.0
Administrative and Support Services9,647.53.22.88,,643.0
Public Administration and Safety17,674.65.94.613,,414.8
Education and Training11,626.23.93.510,507.74.13.6+1,118.5
Health Care and Social Assistance19,,813.95.45.1+5,347.9
Arts and Recreation Services3,307.01.11.02,713.01.10.9+593.9
Other Services6,,
Total industries299,358.1100.0100.0255,410.8100.0100.0+43,947.3

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 City of Brisbane in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($36,891 million or 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($32,321 million or 10.8%)
  • Construction ($31,924 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $101,136 million in total or 33.8% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Brisbane.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 7.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 10.4% in Manufacturing and 13.3% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Brisbane and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (2.6% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Brisbane increased by $43,947 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$10,728 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$5,348 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$5,318 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$4,778 million)

City of Brisbane

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