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Local sales

In Cairns, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $2,496 million in 2018/19.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

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

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

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Local sales by industry sector
Cairns - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$m%FNQROC%$m%FNQROC%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing309.62.35.3282.42.45.0+27.2
Mining170.51.33.897.90.81.1+72.5
Manufacturing841.66.36.6847.97.17.7-6.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services645.24.85.1522.84.44.5+122.4
Construction2,496.418.717.92,524.421.122.6-28.0
Wholesale Trade393.83.02.6396.53.33.0-2.8
Retail Trade658.64.94.8617.75.25.0+40.9
Accommodation and Food Services193.51.51.8198.51.72.0-5.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing684.75.14.6667.35.65.1+17.4
Information Media and Telecommunications197.81.51.3159.81.31.1+38.0
Financial and Insurance Services655.44.94.3491.54.13.6+163.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,943.914.612.71,430.111.910.9+513.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services773.65.85.6688.45.75.1+85.2
Administrative and Support Services488.63.73.4536.14.53.9-47.5
Public Administration and Safety807.56.15.4832.97.06.3-25.5
Education and Training574.24.34.0505.94.23.9+68.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,000.57.57.5728.56.15.9+272.0
Arts and Recreation Services201.61.51.2196.21.61.3+5.4
Other Services279.32.11.9255.92.11.9+23.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

Local sales by industry sector 2018/19
Local sales by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: 5.3% Mining, FNQROC: 3.8% Manufacturing, FNQROC: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: 5.1% Construction, FNQROC: 17.9% Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: 2.6% Retail Trade, FNQROC: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: 1.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: 12.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: 5.4% Education and Training, FNQROC: 4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: 7.5% Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: 1.2% Other Services, FNQROC: 1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: 2.3% Mining, Cairns: 1.3% Manufacturing, Cairns: 6.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: 4.8% Construction, Cairns: 18.7% Wholesale Trade, Cairns: 3.0% Retail Trade, Cairns: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: 1.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: 14.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: 6.1% Education and Training, Cairns: 4.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: 7.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: 1.5% Other Services, Cairns: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in local sales by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in local sales by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: +$27.2 million Mining, Cairns: +$72.5 million Manufacturing, Cairns: -$6.3 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: +$122.4 million Construction, Cairns: -$28.0 million Wholesale Trade, Cairns: -$2.8 million Retail Trade, Cairns: +$40.9 million Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: -$5.0 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: +$17.4 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: +$38.0 million Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: +$163.9 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: +$513.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: +$85.2 million Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: -$47.5 million Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: -$25.5 million Education and Training, Cairns: +$68.4 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: +$272.0 million Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: +$5.4 million Other Services, Cairns: +$23.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in Cairns in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,496 people or 18.7%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1,944 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,001 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,441 million in total or 40.9% of the total local sales by total industry in Cairns.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in FNQROC accounted for 17.9% in Construction; 12.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and 7.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between local sales by industries in Cairns and FNQROC were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (14.6% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Mining (1.3% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Cairns increased by $1,335.5 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Cairns were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$514 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$272 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$164 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$122 million)

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