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Output

In Cairns, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,496 million in 2018/19.

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 prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing429.32.43.9389.82.43.5+39.5
Mining329.01.910.5114.20.76.5+214.8
Manufacturing1,381.07.810.11,061.26.612.8+319.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services868.74.94.0655.84.13.7+212.9
Construction2,496.414.213.72,524.415.820.1-28.0
Wholesale Trade497.82.83.1556.93.53.6-59.0
Retail Trade851.54.83.9858.85.43.7-7.3
Accommodation and Food Services866.94.93.0904.25.72.8-37.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,523.48.65.91,974.812.36.6-451.4
Information Media and Telecommunications213.01.21.6174.01.11.5+39.0
Financial and Insurance Services785.14.55.5517.33.24.4+267.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,036.311.58.81,516.89.58.3+519.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services814.34.65.8724.64.55.2+89.7
Administrative and Support Services649.73.73.1597.83.72.6+51.9
Public Administration and Safety1,044.55.94.31,140.87.14.5-96.3
Education and Training690.83.93.9655.34.13.3+35.5
Health Care and Social Assistance1,415.88.06.1979.16.14.0+436.7
Arts and Recreation Services267.41.51.0266.21.71.0+1.2
Other Services478.12.72.0390.42.41.9+87.7

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

Output by industry sector 2018/19
Output by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.9% Mining, Queensland: 10.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 10.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 4.0% Construction, Queensland: 13.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 3.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 5.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 8.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 4.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 3.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.0% Other Services, Queensland: 2.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: 2.4% Mining, Cairns: 1.9% Manufacturing, Cairns: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: 4.9% Construction, Cairns: 14.2% Wholesale Trade, Cairns: 2.8% Retail Trade, Cairns: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: 8.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: 11.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: 5.9% Education and Training, Cairns: 3.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: 8.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: 1.5% Other Services, Cairns: 2.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in output by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in output by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: +$39.5 million Mining, Cairns: +$214.8 million Manufacturing, Cairns: +$319.8 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: +$212.9 million Construction, Cairns: -$28.0 million Wholesale Trade, Cairns: -$59.0 million Retail Trade, Cairns: -$7.3 million Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: -$37.3 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: -$451.4 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: +$39.0 million Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: +$267.7 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: +$519.5 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: +$89.7 million Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: +$51.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: -$96.3 million Education and Training, Cairns: +$35.5 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: +$436.7 million Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: +$1.2 million Other Services, Cairns: +$87.7 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 output by industry sectors in Cairns in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,496 million or 14.2%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2,036 million or 11.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,523 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,056 million in total or 34.3% of the total output by total industry in Cairns.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.7% in Construction; 8.8% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and 5.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (11.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (7.8% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Cairns increased by $1,636.7 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$520 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$451 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$437 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$320 million)

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