Douglas Shire Council

Value added

In Douglas Shire Council, Accommodation and Food Services most productive industry, generating $81 million in 2021/22.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Douglas Shire Council. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product 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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Value added by industry sector
Douglas Shire Council2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services10.21.93.425.14.23.6-14.8
Wholesale Trade6.
Retail Trade43.88.05.636.56.25.5+7.3
Accommodation and Food Services81.214.92.8115.219.53.0-34.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing45.
Information Media and Telecommunications13.
Financial and Insurance Services14.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services22.04.03.523.03.93.4-1.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31.05.77.919.63.37.0+11.4
Administrative and Support Services40.
Public Administration and Safety31.85.86.524.34.16.2+7.4
Education and Training25.
Health Care and Social Assistance41.17.510.
Arts and Recreation Services7.
Other Services16.43.02.414.22.42.4+2.1
Total industries546.0100.0100.0591.1100.0100.0-45.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Douglas Shire Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (81 million or 14.9%)
  • Construction (49 million or 8.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (46 million or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 176 million in total or 32.2% of the total value added by industry in the Douglas Shire Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 2.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; 9.0% in Construction and 6.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Accommodation and Food Services (14.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (0.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Administrative and Support Services (7.4% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Douglas Shire Council $decreased by -45 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$11 million)
  • Construction (+$11 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$10 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$9 million)

Douglas Shire Council

economic profile