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In Gladstone Regional Council area, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $3,714 million in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing162.41.13.0199.21.34.3-36.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services909.76.14.1719.04.73.6+190.7
Wholesale Trade231.71.63.5233.61.53.6-1.9
Retail Trade334.22.23.7277.91.83.7+56.3
Accommodation and Food Services233.01.62.7199.81.32.7+33.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,
Information Media and Telecommunications38.00.31.923.00.21.4+15.0
Financial and Insurance Services127.70.95.1116.10.84.7+11.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services592.64.08.0411.62.78.0+181.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services522.73.55.4509.03.35.5+13.8
Administrative and Support Services195.81.32.6175.11.12.6+20.7
Public Administration and Safety236.41.64.6196.51.34.3+39.9
Education and Training333.82.23.7239.81.63.5+94.0
Health Care and Social Assistance545.73.76.2310.62.04.7+235.1
Arts and Recreation Services30.
Other Services150.11.01.9137.00.91.9+13.1
Total industries14,881.7100.0100.015,281.3100.0100.0-399.6

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 Gladstone Regional Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($3,714 million or 25.0%)
  • Manufacturing ($3,612 million or 24.3%)
  • Construction ($1,756 million or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,082 million in total or 61.0% of the total output by total industry in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 11.6% in Mining; 10.4% in Manufacturing and 13.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (24.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (25.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (4.0% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by $-400 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$3,447 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$235 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$191 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$181 million)

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