City of Cockburn


In the City of Cockburn, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $5,605 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Cockburn. 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 City of Cockburn’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
City of Cockburn2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing353.21.73.1121.90.62.5+231.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,504.97.42.21,
Wholesale Trade1,420.07.02.81,
Retail Trade718.33.52.4595.33.12.3+123.0
Accommodation and Food Services259.41.31.4211.81.11.5+47.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,387.26.84.51,343.36.94.0+43.8
Information Media and Telecommunications86.
Financial and Insurance Services314.91.53.2226.11.22.8+88.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services718.33.52.9502.92.62.8+215.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services815.24.04.3680.33.54.2+134.9
Administrative and Support Services386.91.91.8259.01.31.5+127.9
Public Administration and Safety615.03.02.7397.42.02.5+217.7
Education and Training474.72.32.2378.01.92.3+96.7
Health Care and Social Assistance755.73.74.0441.12.33.3+314.6
Arts and Recreation Services204.31.00.6108.90.60.6+95.4
Other Services611.33.01.7376.91.91.4+234.5
Total industries20,326.8100.0100.019,433.7100.0100.0+893.1

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 City of Cockburn in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,605 million or 27.6%)
  • Construction ($2,795 million or 13.7%)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($1,505 million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,905 million in total or 48.7% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Cockburn.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 10.0% in Manufacturing; 10.5% in Construction and 2.2% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Cockburn and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (6.4% compared to 38.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (27.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (7.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Wholesale Trade (7.0% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Cockburn increased by $893 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Mining (+$673 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$441 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$356 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$315 million)

City of Cockburn

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