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In the Livingstone Shire Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $675 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Livingstone Shire 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 the Livingstone Shire 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
Livingstone Shire Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing196.07.83.3207.19.13.5-11.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services32.81.34.1100.84.43.6-68.0
Wholesale Trade36.51.53.555.62.43.6-19.1
Retail Trade85.83.43.8100.04.43.7-14.2
Accommodation and Food Services103.14.13.0104.04.62.8-0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing61.02.46.687.53.86.6-26.5
Information Media and Telecommunications11.50.51.812.10.51.5-0.7
Financial and Insurance Services71.22.85.357.32.54.5+13.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services219.68.89.4195.48.68.3+24.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services72.12.95.857.02.55.2+15.1
Administrative and Support Services66.
Public Administration and Safety127.05.14.5119.85.34.4+7.2
Education and Training124.05.03.894.34.13.3+29.8
Health Care and Social Assistance98.
Arts and Recreation Services19.
Other Services52.
Total industries2,504.1100.0100.02,274.2100.0100.0+229.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Livingstone Shire Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($675 million or 26.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($282 million or 11.3%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($220 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,176 million in total or 47.0% of the total output by total industry in the the Livingstone Shire Council area.

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

The major differences between output by industries of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (26.9% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Livingstone Shire Council area increased by $230 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Construction (+$117 million)
  • Mining (+$80 million)
  • Education and Training (+$30 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$25 million)

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