Douglas Shire Council


In Douglas Shire Council, Accommodation and Food Services had the largest output by industry, generating $203 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Douglas Shire Council. 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 Douglas Shire Council’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
Douglas Shire Council2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing110.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services25.21.93.942.83.23.6-17.5
Wholesale Trade13.71.03.321.41.63.4-7.6
Retail Trade68.05.13.765.44.83.6+2.7
Accommodation and Food Services203.015.22.6231.817.12.6-28.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing147.111.07.9174.812.96.8-27.8
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services17.01.34.610.70.84.4+6.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services78.15.94.682.06.14.5-3.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services48.73.75.737.42.85.5+11.3
Administrative and Support Services113.08.52.8104.57.72.6+8.5
Public Administration and Safety44.33.34.638.42.83.9+5.9
Education and Training34.82.63.535.72.63.6-0.9
Health Care and Social Assistance62.24.76.446.43.45.1+15.8
Arts and Recreation Services16.
Other Services37.82.82.334.32.52.1+3.5
Total industries1,334.3100.0100.01,352.6100.0100.0-18.2

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 output by industry sectors in Douglas Shire Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services ($203 million or 15.2%)
  • Construction ($172 million or 12.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($147 million or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $522 million in total or 39.1% of the total output by total industry in the Douglas Shire Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 2.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; 13.3% in Construction and 7.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (0.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Accommodation and Food Services (15.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Administrative and Support Services (8.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.2% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Douglas Shire Council decreased by $-18 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$33 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$16 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$16 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$11 million)

Douglas Shire Council

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