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 $3,908 million in 2017/18.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total exports by industry sector|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices||2017/18||2008/09||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2008/09 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||3,653.0||27.9||6.8||3,441.4||39.6||7.7||+211.6||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||988.9||7.6||4.4||606.5||7.0||5.7||+382.5||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||391.7||3.0||3.5||253.5||2.9||4.3||+138.2||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||775.3||5.9||10.7||729.0||8.4||13.3||+46.3||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||25.9||0.2||0.9||31.8||0.4||0.6||-5.8||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||70.9||0.5||3.6||53.9||0.6||2.2||+16.9||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||64.7||0.5||1.2||24.7||0.3||0.7||+40.0||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||78.0||0.6||4.1||44.9||0.5||4.3||+33.1||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||36.8||0.3||2.3||17.6||0.2||1.4||+19.2||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||314.0||2.4||6.5||324.9||3.7||6.6||-10.9||24400||P|
|Education and Training||458.8||3.5||3.6||302.6||3.5||3.5||+156.2||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||416.2||3.2||4.4||89.6||1.0||3.7||+326.7||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||12.1||0.1||1.6||25.7||0.3||1.8||-13.6||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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining ($3,908 million or 29.9%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($3,653 million or 27.9%)
- Manufacturing ($1,195 million or 9.1%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $8,756 million in total or 67.0% 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 22.3% in Mining; 6.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 15.7% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.9% compared to 6.8%)
- A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (29.9% compared to 22.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (9.1% compared to 15.7%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5.9% compared to 10.7%)
The total exports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $4,388.7 million between 2008/09 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in total exports by industries between 2008/09 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Mining (+$3,238 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$382 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$327 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$212 million)