Broken Hill City


In Broken Hill City, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $1,551 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Broken Hill City. 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 Broken Hill City’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
Broken Hill City2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16.00.62.546.50.92.5-30.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services87.83.12.7135.02.62.6-47.2
Wholesale Trade54.
Retail Trade97.13.43.8111.72.24.0-14.6
Accommodation and Food Services141.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing130.04.67.676.01.56.8+54.0
Information Media and Telecommunications14.80.54.615.30.33.4-0.5
Financial and Insurance Services24.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23.00.89.729.30.68.8-6.3
Administrative and Support Services56.32.03.737.60.73.4+18.7
Public Administration and Safety78.
Education and Training73.12.63.777.51.53.8-4.4
Health Care and Social Assistance187.16.65.7174.33.44.8+12.8
Arts and Recreation Services10.
Other Services40.91.41.649.71.02.0-8.7
Total industries2,849.7100.0100.05,118.9100.0100.0-2,269.2

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 Broken Hill City in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,551 million or 54.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($187 million or 6.6%)
  • Construction ($187 million or 6.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,925 million in total or 67.5% of the total output by total industry in the Broken Hill City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.0% in Mining; 5.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 13.4% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (54.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Broken Hill City decreased by $-2,269 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$54 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$54 million)
  • Construction (+$43 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$19 million)

Broken Hill City

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