Western Downs Regional Council area
In Western Downs Regional Council area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,476 million in 2017/18.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Western Downs Regional Council area boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total exports by industry sector|
|Western Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Regional QLD%||$m||%||Regional QLD%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||771.0||26.4||11.3||691.8||41.7||11.8||+79.2||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||424.5||14.6||4.1||466.2||28.1||4.9||-41.7||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||50.5||1.7||5.3||35.6||2.1||6.7||+14.8||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||25.5||0.9||6.8||46.6||2.8||9.1||-21.1||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1.6||0.1||0.5||0.9||0.1||0.5||+0.7||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||5.7||0.2||1.1||4.6||0.3||1.0||+1.1||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||3.1||0.1||1.0||4.0||0.2||1.3||-0.9||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||8.1||0.3||0.8||7.1||0.4||0.7||+1.0||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||2.9||0.1||2.4||1.9||0.1||0.8||+0.9||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||7.0||0.2||3.2||6.1||0.4||3.1||+0.9||24400||P|
|Education and Training||18.2||0.6||2.2||11.2||0.7||2.0||+7.0||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||5.7||0.2||3.1||4.4||0.3||1.9||+1.3||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||0.5||0.0||1.6||0.5||0.0||1.9||0||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining ($1,476 million or 50.6%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($771 million or 26.4%)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($424 million or 14.6%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $2,671 million in total or 91.6% of the total exports by total industry in Western Downs Regional Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 37.0% in Mining; 11.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 4.1% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
The major differences between total exports by industries in Western Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:
- A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.4% compared to 11.3%)
- A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (50.6% compared to 37.0%)
- A larger percentage of total exports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (14.6% compared to 4.1%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (1.9% compared to 12.9%)
The total exports by industries in Western Downs Regional Council area increased by $1,255.6 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in total exports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Western Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Mining (+$1,204 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$79 million)