RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $11,638 million in 2019/20.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total exports by industry sector|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices||2019/20||2014/15||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2014/15 to 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||3,741.4||16.8||5.8||4,885.2||38.1||8.3||-1,143.8||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,162.7||5.2||3.0||525.6||4.1||2.9||+637.1||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||224.4||1.0||2.9||276.4||2.2||3.2||-52.0||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||720.0||3.2||9.8||851.7||6.6||9.3||-131.8||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||137.4||0.6||1.0||107.6||0.8||0.7||+29.7||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||147.2||0.7||2.9||87.5||0.7||2.6||+59.7||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||47.8||0.2||1.2||111.6||0.9||1.2||-63.8||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||115.8||0.5||3.0||94.4||0.7||4.1||+21.4||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||64.7||0.3||1.1||32.3||0.3||0.9||+32.4||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||324.0||1.5||4.7||388.3||3.0||4.7||-64.2||24400||P|
|Education and Training||434.3||1.9||3.1||363.0||2.8||3.0||+71.4||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||503.1||2.3||4.3||195.9||1.5||3.2||+307.2||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||16.8||0.1||1.1||38.8||0.3||1.2||-22.0||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window)(informed decisions).
Data are based on a 2016-17 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
An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining ($11,638 million or 52.2%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($3,741 million or 16.8%)
- Manufacturing ($2,072 million or 9.3%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $17,451 million in total or 78.3% of the total exports by total industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 31.9% in Mining; 5.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 16.2% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between total exports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (52.2% compared to 31.9%)
- A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.8% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (9.3% compared to 16.2%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.2% compared to 9.8%)
The total exports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $9,458.4 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.
The largest changes in total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Mining (+$9,528 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$1,144 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$637 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$307 million)