City of Whittlesea


In the City of Whittlesea, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $3,257 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Whittlesea. 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 Whittlesea’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 Whittlesea2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing248.21.42.9221.01.52.7+27.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,670.09.73.5554.03.93.8+1,116.0
Wholesale Trade1,505.68.74.91,
Retail Trade1,
Accommodation and Food Services316.71.82.2316.92.22.5-0.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications191.81.13.9105.20.73.1+86.6
Financial and Insurance Services498.02.99.2391.42.78.5+106.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services698.74.17.6839.35.98.5-140.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services427.82.58.4362.22.57.8+65.7
Administrative and Support Services352.52.03.2338.52.43.3+14.0
Public Administration and Safety480.22.84.7374.22.64.1+106.0
Education and Training771.74.54.3657.34.64.1+114.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,449.28.46.51,
Arts and Recreation Services198.11.11.7125.40.91.8+72.6
Other Services385.92.21.8312.22.22.1+73.8
Total industries17,239.1100.0100.014,261.4100.0100.0+2,977.6

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 the City of Whittlesea in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($3,257 million or 18.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,620 million or 15.2%)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($1,670 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,547 million in total or 43.8% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Whittlesea.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 13.5% in Construction; 11.6% in Manufacturing and 3.5% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Whittlesea and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (9.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (18.9% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Whittlesea increased by $2,978 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Whittlesea were for:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$1,116 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$484 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$413 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$349 million)

City of Whittlesea

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