Rockhampton Regional Council area


In Rockhampton Regional Council area, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the largest output by industry, generating $1,320 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Rockhampton Regional 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 Rockhampton 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 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
Rockhampton Regional Council area2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing487.84.53.7240.32.43.8+247.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,320.512.33.81,484.914.64.1-164.4
Wholesale Trade350.83.33.9402.84.03.5-52.1
Retail Trade450.84.23.9438.74.33.7+12.0
Accommodation and Food Services233.72.22.7276.02.72.9-42.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing845.57.96.0836.48.26.2+9.2
Information Media and Telecommunications87.70.81.7115.81.11.4-28.0
Financial and Insurance Services284.02.65.3335.73.35.0-51.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services638.05.97.9552.55.48.4+85.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services353.23.36.0343.73.45.8+9.5
Administrative and Support Services266.42.52.6213.52.12.5+52.9
Public Administration and Safety485.84.55.0467.34.64.5+18.4
Education and Training550.95.14.0536.55.33.9+14.4
Health Care and Social Assistance935.68.76.7753.87.45.2+181.9
Arts and Recreation Services69.
Other Services343.53.22.2293.72.92.2+49.7
Total industries10,753.7100.0100.010,144.8100.0100.0+608.9

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 Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($1,320 million or 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,175 million or 10.9%)
  • Construction ($1,153 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,649 million in total or 33.9% of the total output by total industry in the Rockhampton Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.8% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; 10.4% in Manufacturing and 12.6% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of Rockhampton Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (12.3% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (6.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.6% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Rockhampton Regional Council area increased by $609 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Rockhampton Regional Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$248 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$182 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$160 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$85 million)

Rockhampton Regional Council

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