RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Western Downs Regional Council area

Exports

In the Western Downs Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $3,859 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Western Downs Regional Council area 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
Western Downs Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing823.814.65.4820.342.56.9+3.5
Mining3,859.268.627.1537.127.819.6+3,322.1
Manufacturing156.42.815.281.74.222.2+74.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services542.59.63.7237.112.33.5+305.4
Construction11.60.20.214.90.80.3-3.3
Wholesale Trade20.70.43.828.71.54.1-8.0
Retail Trade41.90.73.642.02.23.7-0.1
Accommodation and Food Services68.21.23.351.92.73.7+16.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing26.00.59.951.92.710.5-25.9
Information Media and Telecommunications3.50.10.81.10.10.8+2.4
Financial and Insurance Services8.30.13.46.00.32.8+2.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4.20.10.74.20.21.2+0.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10.20.23.58.90.53.8+1.3
Administrative and Support Services4.30.12.12.90.21.0+1.4
Public Administration and Safety6.00.15.26.50.35.7-0.5
Education and Training26.60.53.714.50.73.6+12.1
Health Care and Social Assistance7.90.15.14.70.23.1+3.2
Arts and Recreation Services2.50.01.30.80.01.5+1.7
Other Services4.70.11.914.50.82.0-9.9
Total industries5,628.5100.0100.01,929.7100.0100.0+3,698.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Western Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (3,859 million or 68.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (824 million or 14.6%)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (543 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,225 million in total or 92.8% of the total exports by industry in the the Western Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 27.1% in Mining; 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 3.7% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (68.6% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.6% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Western Downs Regional Council area $increased by 3,699 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Western Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$3,322 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$305 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$75 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$16 million)

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