City of Merri-bek


In the City of Merri-bek, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,297 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Merri-bek. 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 City of Merri-bek’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
City of Merri-bek2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44.40.43.727.30.33.0+17.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services126.51.23.5102.21.03.8+24.2
Wholesale Trade477.84.44.6570.45.85.4-92.6
Retail Trade622.55.74.6602.06.14.6+20.6
Accommodation and Food Services413.73.82.0307.63.12.3+106.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing391.53.65.1409.74.15.8-18.2
Information Media and Telecommunications234.82.23.9154.61.63.4+80.2
Financial and Insurance Services343.93.28.9239.32.48.7+104.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.94.64.3476.14.84.6+24.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services912.58.48.8649.46.58.3+263.2
Administrative and Support Services323.23.03.3261.32.63.4+61.9
Public Administration and Safety525.94.84.8454.04.64.3+71.9
Education and Training603.55.64.3519.35.24.6+84.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,105.810.26.6956.29.66.0+149.6
Arts and Recreation Services233.32.11.6158.61.61.6+74.8
Other Services327.43.01.7325.53.31.9+1.9
Total industries10,862.0100.0100.09,914.1100.0100.0+947.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 City of Merri-bek in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($2,297 million or 21.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,370 million or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,106 million or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,773 million in total or 43.9% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Merri-bek.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 14.8% in Construction; 12.8% in Manufacturing and 6.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Merri-bek and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Merri-bek increased by $948 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Merri-bek were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$263 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$150 million)
  • Construction (+$137 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$106 million)

City of Merri-bek

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