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Value added

In Gladstone Regional Council area, Mining most productive industry, generating $1,175 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Gladstone Regional Council area. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product 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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Value added by industry sector
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing72.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services361.97.23.6261.74.93.4+100.2
Wholesale Trade129.92.64.2105.82.04.3+24.1
Retail Trade187.93.75.0150.52.85.2+37.5
Accommodation and Food Services108.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing505.510.15.9446.58.45.8+59.0
Information Media and Telecommunications17.20.31.710.80.21.5+6.4
Financial and Insurance Services104.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services93.11.93.367.51.33.3+25.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services316.06.36.6246.84.66.4+69.2
Administrative and Support Services125.72.53.885.31.63.2+40.5
Public Administration and Safety137.22.76.1110.12.16.0+27.1
Education and Training209.34.25.6154.62.95.7+54.7
Health Care and Social Assistance293.55.89.0163.33.16.9+130.3
Arts and Recreation Services7.
Other Services78.31.62.364.81.22.2+13.4
Total industries5,030.0100.0100.05,347.6100.0100.0-317.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,175 million or 23.4%)
  • Manufacturing (647 million or 12.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (506 million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,327 million in total or 46.3% of the total value added by industry in the Gladstone Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.1% in Mining; 6.9% in Manufacturing and 5.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (23.4% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (12.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.1% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Gladstone Regional Council area $decreased by -318 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$927 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$130 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$128 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$100 million)

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