City of Perth


In the City of Perth, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $32,445 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Perth. 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 Perth’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 Perth2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing213.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,789.42.92.22,463.83.82.1+325.6
Wholesale Trade781.80.82.8731.61.12.4+50.2
Retail Trade866.10.92.4729.11.12.3+137.0
Accommodation and Food Services1,,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,595.62.74.51,864.62.94.0+731.0
Information Media and Telecommunications2,929.53.01.01,507.82.30.8+1,421.7
Financial and Insurance Services13,027.613.33.28,499.413.12.8+4,528.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,,590.24.02.8+559.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,552.914.94.39,748.415.04.2+4,804.5
Administrative and Support Services3,,,214.4
Public Administration and Safety5,795.25.92.74,,640.5
Education and Training1,470.31.52.21,
Health Care and Social Assistance4,,471.63.83.3+1,726.0
Arts and Recreation Services356.60.40.6303.30.50.6+53.3
Other Services572.80.61.7511.20.81.4+61.6
Total industries97,592.2100.0100.064,959.5100.0100.0+32,632.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 Perth in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($32,445 million or 33.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($14,553 million or 14.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($13,028 million or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $60,025 million in total or 61.5% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Perth.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 38.7% in Mining; 4.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 3.2% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (13.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (1.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (33.2% compared to 38.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Perth increased by $32,633 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the City of Perth were for:

  • Mining (+$17,414 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$4,805 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$4,528 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,726 million)

City of Perth

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