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In Cook Shire, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $464 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Cook Shire. 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 Cook Shire’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
Cook Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing39.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7.
Wholesale Trade33.
Retail Trade15.81.73.717.62.83.7-1.8
Accommodation and Food Services33.73.52.751.08.12.7-17.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing34.33.66.812.21.96.3+22.1
Information Media and Telecommunications001.
Financial and Insurance Services005.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.71.05.423.33.75.5-13.6
Administrative and Support Services7.90.82.611.21.82.6-3.3
Public Administration and Safety59.66.34.649.77.94.3+9.9
Education and Training28.53.03.713.92.23.5+14.6
Health Care and Social Assistance36.
Arts and Recreation Services13.
Other Services10.
Total industries950.6100.0100.0632.6100.0100.0+318.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Cook Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($464 million or 48.8%)
  • Construction ($98 million or 10.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($60 million or 6.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $621 million in total or 65.4% of the total output by total industry in the Cook Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 11.6% in Mining; 13.7% in Construction and 4.6% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between output by industries of Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (48.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (0.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (6.0% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Cook Shire increased by $318 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Cook Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$375 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$30 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$22 million)
  • Education and Training (+$15 million)

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