In the Southern Downs Regional Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $717 million in 2018/19.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Southern Downs Regional Council area Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Southern Downs Regional Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Queensland||$m||%||Queensland||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||36.0||1.7||3.1||49.9||2.4||4.0||-13.8|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||63.8||2.9||3.7||51.0||2.5||3.1||+12.8|
|Accommodation and Food Services||28.5||1.3||2.9||24.9||1.2||3.0||+3.6|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||97.1||4.5||4.6||93.0||4.5||5.3||+4.1|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||81.6||3.8||3.7||77.8||3.8||3.6||+3.9|
|Financial and Insurance Services||282.2||13.0||10.0||223.6||10.8||8.1||+58.6|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||14.0||0.6||0.7||16.0||0.8||0.5||-2.0|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||215.7||9.9||6.5||191.0||9.3||6.4||+24.7|
|Administrative and Support Services||55.0||2.5||1.6||58.5||2.8||2.0||-3.5|
|Public Administration and Safety||140.5||6.5||5.1||109.3||5.3||4.9||+31.2|
|Education and Training||43.3||2.0||2.4||41.3||2.0||2.1||+1.9|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||116.9||5.4||5.1||96.2||4.7||3.8||+20.7|
|Arts and Recreation Services||45.3||2.1||1.5||48.2||2.3||1.4||-2.8|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in the Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($717 million or 33.0%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($282 million or 13.0%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($216 million or 9.9%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $1,215 million in total or 56.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Southern Downs Regional Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between total imports by industries of the Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.9% compared to 6.5%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.8% compared to 7.0%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.0% compared to 10.0%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (5.5% compared to 3.0%)
The total total imports by industry in the Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $107 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$59 million)
- Public Administration and Safety (+$31 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$25 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$21 million)