Douglas Shire Council


In Douglas Shire Council, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $201 million in 2022/23.

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 Council2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17.82.63.721.73.43.4-3.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services22.
Wholesale Trade41.66.13.333.85.33.2+7.8
Retail Trade8.
Accommodation and Food Services22.63.33.716.92.74.2+5.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing36.55.36.830.44.85.0+6.1
Information Media and Telecommunications36.95.43.628.34.52.7+8.6
Financial and Insurance Services83.312.28.391.114.47.4-7.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services39.35.77.741.66.66.3-2.3
Administrative and Support Services6.
Public Administration and Safety44.56.55.432.75.24.2+11.8
Education and Training17.92.62.317.42.71.7+0.5
Health Care and Social Assistance69.
Arts and Recreation Services9.
Other Services3.
Total industries684.7100.0100.0633.7100.0100.0+51.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($201 million or 29.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($83 million or 12.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($69 million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $353 million in total or 51.6% of the total imports by industry in the Douglas Shire Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 33.3% in Manufacturing; 8.3% in Financial and Insurance Services and 4.2% 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 (10.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (29.3% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.2% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Douglas Shire Council increased by $51 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Douglas Shire Council were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$14 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$13 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$12 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$9 million)

Douglas Shire Council

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