Cassowary Coast

Value added

In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $517 million in 2021/22.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Cassowary Coast. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Cassowary Coast2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing517.235.44.1444.031.93.7+73.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services58.34.03.460.24.33.6-1.9
Wholesale Trade34.42.43.927.32.04.0+7.1
Retail Trade77.95.35.672.75.25.5+5.2
Accommodation and Food Services33.52.32.840.42.93.0-7.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing79.
Information Media and Telecommunications4.80.31.610.70.81.4-5.9
Financial and Insurance Services38.72.76.546.63.36.7-7.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.71.43.518.01.33.4+2.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services36.62.57.935.52.57.0+1.1
Administrative and Support Services51.
Public Administration and Safety72.24.96.568.14.96.2+4.1
Education and Training63.
Health Care and Social Assistance117.
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services25.51.72.429.72.12.4-4.2
Total industries1,461.2100.0100.01,392.8100.0100.0+68.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the Cassowary Coast in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (517 million or 35.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (117 million or 8.0%)
  • Manufacturing (111 million or 7.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 745 million in total or 51.0% of the total value added by industry in the the Cassowary Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (35.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (1.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.7% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Cassowary Coast $increased by 68 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$73 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$26 million)
  • Construction (+$16 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$11 million)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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