Moreton Bay Region


In Moreton Bay Region, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $6,848 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Moreton Bay Region. 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 Moreton Bay Region’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
Moreton Bay Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing707.62.23.7756.52.73.8-48.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,
Wholesale Trade1,382.34.33.91,
Retail Trade2,,805.46.53.7+319.0
Accommodation and Food Services740.32.32.7923.83.32.9-183.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,377.44.36.01,
Information Media and Telecommunications488.81.51.7243.70.91.4+245.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,535.04.85.31,
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,392.910.77.92,646.69.68.4+746.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,,
Administrative and Support Services840.52.62.6728.72.62.5+111.8
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training1,437.94.54.01,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,665.38.46.71,930.57.05.2+734.9
Arts and Recreation Services392.21.21.1237.30.91.0+154.9
Other Services898.42.82.2871.63.22.2+26.7
Total industries31,797.6100.0100.027,624.1100.0100.0+4,173.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 Moreton Bay Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,848 million or 21.5%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,393 million or 10.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($3,061 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $13,302 million in total or 41.8% of the total output by total industry in the Moreton Bay Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 12.6% in Construction; 7.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 10.4% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.5% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (6.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (10.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Moreton Bay Region increased by $4,173 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Moreton Bay Region were for:

  • Construction (+$786 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$746 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$735 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$393 million)

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile