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Paroo Shire


In the Paroo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $101 million in 2019/20.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Paroo Shire 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Paroo Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing101.174.65.8154.181.48.3-53.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade0.
Retail Trade1.
Accommodation and Food Services6.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2.
Information Media and Telecommunications----
Financial and Insurance Services----
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services----
Administrative and Support Services0.
Public Administration and Safety8.
Education and Training1.
Health Care and Social Assistance0.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services0.
Total industries135.5100.0100.0189.3100.0100.0-53.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 exports by industry sectors in the Paroo Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (101 million or 74.6%)
  • Mining (11 million or 7.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (8 million or 6.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 120 million in total or 88.7% of the total exports by industry in the the Paroo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 5.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 31.9% in Mining and 4.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (74.6% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (7.8% compared to 31.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (0.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.2% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Paroo Shire $decreased by -54 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Paroo Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$10 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$4 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$1 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$1 million)

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