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Local sales

In the FNQROC, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $4,155 million in 2021/22.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis 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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Local sales by industry sector
FNQROC - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,667.08.03.01,
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,
Wholesale Trade518.52.53.3544.92.73.6-26.4
Retail Trade1,
Accommodation and Food Services607.22.92.5407.72.01.9+199.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing945.24.54.5956.84.74.9-11.5
Information Media and Telecommunications257.21.22.3247.61.21.8+9.7
Financial and Insurance Services616.72.95.8734.23.65.6-117.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services925.64.46.2977.64.86.3-52.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,,
Administrative and Support Services763.53.63.5705.43.53.3+58.1
Public Administration and Safety1,515.17.24.71,
Education and Training1,
Health Care and Social Assistance1,864.38.97.41,462.87.26.1+401.5
Arts and Recreation Services238.01.11.0192.91.00.9+45.1
Other Services535.22.62.3482.62.42.3+52.6
Total industries20,954.1100.0100.020,289.5100.0100.0+664.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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 local sales by industry sectors in the FNQROC in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($4,155million or 19.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,864million or 8.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,667million or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,686 million in total or 36.7% of the total local sales by total industry in the the FNQROC.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.1% in Construction; 7.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Manufacturing (6.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (2.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Public Administration and Safety (7.2% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the FNQROC $increased by 665 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the FNQROC were for:

  • Mining (-$2,023 million)
  • Construction (+$980 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$547 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$401 million)

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