Burdekin Shire


In Burdekin Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $881 million in 2021/22.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Burdekin Shire 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
Burdekin Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing881.260.49.4590.550.67.6+290.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services15.
Wholesale Trade10.
Retail Trade4.
Accommodation and Food Services3.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13.10.98.816.81.49.7-3.8
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services2.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services1.80.11.612.81.11.6-11.0
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training4.30.33.611.21.03.9-6.8
Health Care and Social Assistance3.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services4.
Total industries1,457.8100.0100.01,166.7100.0100.0+291.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 total exports by industry sectors in Burdekin Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (881 million or 60.4%)
  • Manufacturing (466 million or 32.0%)
  • Mining (38 million or 2.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,385 million in total or 95.0% of the total exports by industry in the Burdekin Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 16.5% in Manufacturing and 22.7% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (60.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (2.6% compared to 22.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (32.0% compared to 16.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Burdekin Shire $increased by 291 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Burdekin Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$291 million)
  • Mining (+$32 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$24 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$4 million)

Burdekin Shire Council

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