Charters Towers Regional Council

Value added

In Charters Towers Regional Council, Mining most productive industry, generating $323 million in 2021/22.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Charters Towers Regional Council. 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 Charters Towers Regional Council’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
Charters Towers Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing168.420.64.1117.018.33.7+51.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.21.53.411.91.93.6+0.3
Wholesale Trade14.21.73.913.12.04.0+1.1
Retail Trade20.42.55.630.14.75.5-9.7
Accommodation and Food Services11.51.42.812.41.93.0-0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing16.
Information Media and Telecommunications8.
Financial and Insurance Services11.11.46.511.61.86.7-0.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11.
Administrative and Support Services13.
Public Administration and Safety28.73.56.527.94.46.2+0.8
Education and Training49.
Health Care and Social Assistance47.85.810.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services9.01.12.410.61.72.4-1.5
Total industries817.5100.0100.0639.5100.0100.0+177.9

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 Charters Towers Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (323 million or 39.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (168 million or 20.6%)
  • Education and Training (49 million or 6.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 540 million in total or 66.1% of the total value added by industry in the Charters Towers Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 8.5% in Mining; 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Charters Towers Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (39.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Charters Towers Regional Council $increased by 178 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Charters Towers Regional Council were for:

  • Mining (+$116 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$51 million)
  • Construction (+$21 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$6 million)

Charters Towers Regional Council

economic profile