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In the FNQROC, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $3,766 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the FNQROC. 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 FNQROC’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
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,659.68.73.32,936.210.43.5-276.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,436.14.74.11,
Wholesale Trade715.22.33.5787.32.83.6-72.1
Retail Trade1,,316.54.73.7-112.9
Accommodation and Food Services1,419.34.63.01,422.95.12.8-3.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,321.77.66.62,688.69.66.6-366.8
Information Media and Telecommunications344.51.11.8238.50.81.5+105.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,,
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,388.34.55.81,
Administrative and Support Services963.33.23.1854.33.02.6+109.0
Public Administration and Safety1,593.15.24.51,629.35.84.4-36.2
Education and Training1,,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,,432.25.13.9+748.2
Arts and Recreation Services383.51.31.0375.21.31.0+8.3
Other Services822.12.72.1661.02.41.9+161.1
Total industries30,533.3100.0100.028,101.0100.0100.0+2,432.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 the FNQROC in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($3,766 million or 12.3%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,034 million or 9.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,821 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,621 million in total or 31.5% of the total output by total industry in the the FNQROC.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.4% in Construction; 9.4% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (4.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Accommodation and Food Services (4.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the FNQROC increased by $2,432 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$804 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$748 million)
  • Mining (+$542 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$445 million)

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