Town of Cambridge


In the Town of Cambridge, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest output by industry, generating $864 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Town of Cambridge. 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 the Town of Cambridge’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
Town of Cambridge2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing51.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2.
Wholesale Trade49.91.42.895.02.52.4-45.1
Retail Trade134.13.72.4125.33.32.3+8.8
Accommodation and Food Services117.93.31.4110.72.91.5+7.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27.60.84.528.20.74.0-0.6
Information Media and Telecommunications20.
Financial and Insurance Services298.88.33.2361.49.42.8-62.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services227.46.32.9253.46.62.8-26.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services475.613.34.3515.613.44.2-40.0
Administrative and Support Services118.53.31.8176.44.61.5-57.9
Public Administration and Safety108.03.02.796.42.52.5+11.6
Education and Training169.54.72.2167.24.32.3+2.3
Health Care and Social Assistance863.924.14.0816.321.23.3+47.5
Arts and Recreation Services104.62.90.681.82.10.6+22.8
Other Services61.91.71.767.51.81.4-5.7
Total industries3,585.6100.0100.03,851.4100.0100.0-265.8

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 the Town of Cambridge in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($864 million or 24.1%)
  • Construction ($504 million or 14.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($476 million or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,843 million in total or 51.4% of the total output by total industry in the the Town of Cambridge.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 4.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Construction and 4.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between output by industries of the Town of Cambridge and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (2.1% compared to 38.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (24.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (4.8% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Town of Cambridge decreased by $-266 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Town of Cambridge were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$87 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$48 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$29 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$23 million)

Town of Cambridge

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