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In Whitsunday, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,882 million in 2020/21.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Whitsunday boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing410.612.26.3415.915.56.9-5.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.81.24.510.60.44.8+30.2
Wholesale Trade23.60.74.424.40.93.7-0.7
Retail Trade20.90.62.527.21.02.7-6.3
Accommodation and Food Services284.88.52.7313.411.73.5-28.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing356.710.68.0269.210.08.8+87.4
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services4.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.
Administrative and Support Services89.02.61.452.11.91.0+36.8
Public Administration and Safety4.
Education and Training13.40.43.420.70.83.5-7.3
Health Care and Social Assistance22.
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services6.
Total industries3,368.7100.0100.02,688.0100.0100.0+680.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 total exports by industry sectors in Whitsunday in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,882 million or 55.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (411 million or 12.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (357 million or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,650 million in total or 78.7% of the total exports by industry in the Whitsunday.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 28.6% in Mining; 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Whitsunday and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (55.9% compared to 28.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (5.4% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (8.5% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Whitsunday $increased by 681 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Whitsunday were for:

  • Mining (+$518 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$87 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$41 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$37 million)

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