Douglas Shire Council


In Douglas Shire Council, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $198 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Douglas Shire Council Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import 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 imports
Douglas Shire Council2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14.02.25.323.94.14.3-10.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services16.
Wholesale Trade39.56.33.434.25.93.6+5.3
Retail Trade10.
Accommodation and Food Services10.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing23.
Information Media and Telecommunications28.24.53.926.84.63.4+1.4
Financial and Insurance Services85.213.59.785.514.68.9-0.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62.29.87.737.56.46.7+24.7
Administrative and Support Services5.
Public Administration and Safety33.45.36.336.56.35.8-3.1
Education and Training18.
Health Care and Social Assistance64.410.
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services3.
Total industries631.7100.0100.0583.8100.0100.0+47.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 imports by industry sectors in Douglas Shire Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($198 million or 31.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($85 million or 13.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($64 million or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $348 million in total or 55.1% of the total imports by industry in the Douglas Shire Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.9% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (1.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (31.4% compared to 34.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Douglas Shire Council increased by $48 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Douglas Shire Council were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$25 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$19 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$18 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$9 million)

Douglas Shire Council

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