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In Broken Hill City, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $441 million in 2018/19.

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 City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing43.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services144.88.82.6146.39.93.4-1.5
Wholesale Trade29.31.84.331.72.14.3-2.5
Retail Trade84.35.13.883.45.64.0+0.9
Accommodation and Food Services79.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing69.94.35.452.73.66.2+17.3
Information Media and Telecommunications27.11.74.314.81.03.9+12.3
Financial and Insurance Services22.41.410.327.91.910.2-5.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4.20.312.788.46.010.6-84.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27.21.78.721.41.57.6+5.7
Administrative and Support Services35.32.13.438.82.63.9-3.5
Public Administration and Safety91.85.63.887.95.94.3+3.9
Education and Training73.44.53.460.74.13.3+12.7
Health Care and Social Assistance163.510.04.9118.08.04.3+45.4
Arts and Recreation Services10.
Other Services45.62.81.833.32.31.9+12.3
Total industries1,641.0100.0100.01,477.4100.0100.0+163.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($441 million or 26.9%)
  • Construction ($170 million or 10.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($163 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $774 million in total or 47.2% of the total output by total industry in the Broken Hill City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 2.5% in Mining; 12.7% in Construction and 4.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (26.9% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (0.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.7% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Broken Hill City increased by $164 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Broken Hill City were for:

  • Mining (+$157 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$45 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$17 million)
  • Education and Training (+$13 million)

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