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In Gladstone Regional Council area, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $3,259 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Gladstone Regional Council area. 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 Gladstone Regional Council area’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
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing166.91.33.3146.10.93.5+20.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services953.07.54.1671.54.23.6+281.5
Wholesale Trade206.81.63.5195.71.23.6+11.1
Retail Trade307.42.43.8255.71.63.7+51.7
Accommodation and Food Services226.41.83.0186.01.22.8+40.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,
Information Media and Telecommunications37.40.31.823.30.11.5+14.1
Financial and Insurance Services143.21.15.3107.50.74.5+35.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services613.34.89.4442.42.88.3+170.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services627.44.95.8485.23.15.2+142.1
Administrative and Support Services218.91.73.1162.51.02.6+56.4
Public Administration and Safety204.61.64.5187.61.24.4+17.0
Education and Training290.82.33.8207.51.33.3+83.3
Health Care and Social Assistance443.83.56.1221.81.43.9+222.0
Arts and Recreation Services19.
Other Services156.01.22.1132.80.81.9+23.2
Total industries12,716.2100.0100.015,833.6100.0100.0-3,117.3

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 Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,259 million or 25.6%)
  • Mining ($2,305 million or 18.1%)
  • Construction ($1,405 million or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,969 million in total or 54.8% of the total output by total industry in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.9% in Manufacturing; 9.5% in Mining and 13.4% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (25.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (18.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (4.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by $-3,117 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$2,012 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$543 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$282 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$222 million)

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