Cassowary Coast


In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $1,295 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Cassowary Coast. 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 Cassowary Coast’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
Cassowary Coast2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,294.934.24.01,058.730.83.6+236.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services144.73.83.9125.43.63.6+19.2
Wholesale Trade64.31.73.364.71.93.4-0.4
Retail Trade123.03.23.7135.33.93.6-12.3
Accommodation and Food Services88.92.32.694.62.72.6-5.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing217.15.77.9175.95.16.8+41.2
Information Media and Telecommunications14.30.41.817.20.51.3-2.9
Financial and Insurance Services49.51.34.657.61.74.4-8.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services72.01.94.667.72.04.5+4.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services69.51.85.771.02.15.5-1.5
Administrative and Support Services139.73.72.877.92.32.6+61.8
Public Administration and Safety116.93.14.6109.83.23.9+7.0
Education and Training88.92.33.599.12.93.6-10.2
Health Care and Social Assistance187.75.06.4143.84.25.1+43.8
Arts and Recreation Services10.
Other Services83.52.22.381.42.42.1+2.1
Total industries3,789.0100.0100.03,441.9100.0100.0+347.1

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 Cassowary Coast in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,295 million or 34.2%)
  • Manufacturing ($615 million or 16.2%)
  • Construction ($343 million or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,254 million in total or 59.5% of the total output by total industry in the the Cassowary Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.4% in Manufacturing and 13.3% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the Cassowary Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.7% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (16.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (9.1% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Cassowary Coast increased by $347 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Cassowary Coast were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$236 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$62 million)
  • Construction (+$51 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$44 million)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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