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In Rockhampton Regional Council area, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the largest output by industry, generating $1,677 million in 2018/19.

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 area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing199.42.03.3236.42.33.5-37.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,676.616.94.11,434.114.23.6+242.5
Wholesale Trade347.13.53.5415.44.13.6-68.3
Retail Trade408.34.13.8435.04.33.7-26.8
Accommodation and Food Services250.22.53.0269.82.72.8-19.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing902.59.16.6729.97.26.6+172.6
Information Media and Telecommunications114.91.21.882.40.81.5+32.5
Financial and Insurance Services344.43.55.3315.23.14.5+29.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services676.06.89.4562.55.68.3+113.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services346.33.55.8299.83.05.2+46.5
Administrative and Support Services233.62.43.1204.22.02.6+29.4
Public Administration and Safety436.24.44.5495.04.94.4-58.8
Education and Training475.14.83.8468.64.63.3+6.5
Health Care and Social Assistance748.17.66.1529.05.23.9+219.0
Arts and Recreation Services50.
Other Services269.42.72.1260.92.61.9+8.5
Total industries9,898.9100.0100.010,123.7100.0100.0-224.8

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 Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($1,677 million or 16.9%)
  • Construction ($958 million or 9.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($938 million or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,572 million in total or 36.1% of the total output by total industry in the Rockhampton Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 4.1% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; 13.4% in Construction and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

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 (16.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (5.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (9.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.8% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Rockhampton Regional Council area decreased by $-225 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$242 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$219 million)
  • Mining (+$217 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$173 million)

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