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In Cook Shire, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $627 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69.15.83.369.07.13.5+0.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services13.
Wholesale Trade8.
Retail Trade12.11.03.816.71.73.7-4.6
Accommodation and Food Services48.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20.41.76.620.62.16.6-0.3
Information Media and Telecommunications8.
Financial and Insurance Services10.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services31.92.79.430.43.18.3+1.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services22.31.95.824.72.55.2-2.3
Administrative and Support Services11.
Public Administration and Safety47.64.04.546.44.84.4+1.1
Education and Training17.61.53.811.71.23.3+5.9
Health Care and Social Assistance31.
Arts and Recreation Services8.
Other Services6.
Total industries1,182.4100.0100.0971.0100.0100.0+211.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($627 million or 53.0%)
  • Construction ($142 million or 12.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($69 million or 5.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $838 million in total or 70.9% of the total output by total industry in the Cook Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.5% in Mining; 13.4% in Construction and 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (53.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Cook Shire increased by $211 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Cook Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$194 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$11 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$7 million)
  • Education and Training (+$6 million)

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