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Output

In Cairns, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the largest output by industry, generating $1,901 million in 2016/17.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Cairns. 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 Cairns’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.

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Output by industry sector
Cairns - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing459.62.93.9365.42.33.5+94.2
Mining157.71.08.3107.70.75.2+50.0
Manufacturing1,087.36.910.51,131.87.112.5-44.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services615.23.93.6586.23.74.0+29.1
Construction1,727.610.913.42,513.215.818.2-785.6
Wholesale Trade584.33.73.9554.73.53.7+29.6
Retail Trade801.85.13.8843.85.33.8-42.0
Accommodation and Food Services838.15.32.8885.35.62.9-47.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,583.110.06.41,874.611.87.1-291.5
Information Media and Telecommunications233.81.51.9213.61.31.6+20.2
Financial and Insurance Services608.13.85.5570.53.64.8+37.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,901.412.010.51,657.310.49.2+244.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services882.45.66.1739.84.65.5+142.6
Administrative and Support Services567.03.62.4458.12.92.2+108.9
Public Administration and Safety1,109.37.04.71,194.17.54.9-84.8
Education and Training693.44.43.6625.43.93.3+68.0
Health Care and Social Assistance1,291.18.25.6927.65.84.3+363.5
Arts and Recreation Services258.51.61.1254.11.61.0+4.4
Other Services437.02.82.0441.42.82.2-4.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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

Output by industry sector 2016/17
Output by industry sector 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.9% Mining, Queensland: 8.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 10.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 3.6% Construction, Queensland: 13.4% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.9% Retail Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 2.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 5.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 4.7% Education and Training, Queensland: 3.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 2.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: 2.9% Mining, Cairns: 1.0% Manufacturing, Cairns: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: 3.9% Construction, Cairns: 10.9% Wholesale Trade, Cairns: 3.7% Retail Trade, Cairns: 5.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: 10.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: 12.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: 7.0% Education and Training, Cairns: 4.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: 1.6% Other Services, Cairns: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in output by industry sector, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in output by industry sector, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: +$94.2 million Mining, Cairns: +$50.0 million Manufacturing, Cairns: -$44.5 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: +$29.1 million Construction, Cairns: -$785.6 million Wholesale Trade, Cairns: +$29.6 million Retail Trade, Cairns: -$42.0 million Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: -$47.1 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: -$291.5 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: +$20.2 million Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: +$37.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: +$244.1 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: +$142.6 million Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: +$108.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: -$84.8 million Education and Training, Cairns: +$68.0 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: +$363.5 million Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: +$4.4 million Other Services, Cairns: -$4.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Cairns in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1,901 million or 12.0%)
  • Construction (1,728 million or 10.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,583 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,212 million in total or 32.9% of the total output by total industry in Cairns.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 10.5% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; 13.4% in Construction; and 6.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between output by industries in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (6.9% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Cairns decreased by $107.7 million between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Cairns were for:

  • Construction (-$786 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$363 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$291 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$244 million)

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