Cassowary Coast


In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $1,419 million in 2021/22.

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 Coast2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,419.239.85.01,039.932.74.0+379.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services151.34.24.1137.14.34.0+14.2
Wholesale Trade65.81.83.553.51.73.6+12.3
Retail Trade131.93.74.4114.03.64.0+17.8
Accommodation and Food Services64.01.82.570.12.22.5-6.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing171.34.85.9136.94.36.5+34.4
Information Media and Telecommunications11.40.31.923.60.71.5-12.2
Financial and Insurance Services56.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services55.01.54.350.71.64.5+4.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services65.31.86.466.42.16.1-1.1
Administrative and Support Services84.12.42.969.22.22.8+14.9
Public Administration and Safety123.23.55.1109.33.44.7+13.9
Education and Training85.62.44.1100.73.24.3-15.1
Health Care and Social Assistance161.04.56.6127.94.05.6+33.0
Arts and Recreation Services9.
Other Services51.
Total industries3,568.9100.0100.03,175.3100.0100.0+393.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,419 million or 39.8%)
  • Manufacturing ($462 million or 12.9%)
  • Construction ($313 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,194 million in total or 61.5% of the total output by total industry in the the Cassowary Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 5.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.4% in Manufacturing and 13.8% 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 (39.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (2.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (8.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Cassowary Coast increased by $394 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Cassowary Coast were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$379 million)
  • Construction (+$73 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$34 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$33 million)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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