RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $6,139 million in 2018/19.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices||2018/19||2004/05||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2004/05 to 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||310.5||1.7||3.5||258.5||2.4||4.4||+52.0||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||596.8||3.3||4.0||296.3||2.7||3.4||+300.5||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||608.8||3.4||2.9||500.7||4.6||3.3||+108.0||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||849.6||4.8||4.9||431.5||4.0||5.9||+418.1||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||582.7||3.3||3.5||334.7||3.1||3.2||+247.9||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||2,369.8||13.3||9.1||957.9||8.8||8.1||+1,411.9||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||352.9||2.0||0.6||59.7||0.5||0.5||+293.2||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,615.5||9.0||6.3||682.7||6.3||5.5||+932.8||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||501.5||2.8||1.4||362.6||3.3||2.5||+138.9||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||634.7||3.6||5.2||398.8||3.7||5.9||+235.9||24400||P|
|Education and Training||402.1||2.3||2.3||305.9||2.8||2.4||+96.3||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||730.0||4.1||4.4||556.5||5.1||3.7||+173.6||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||340.5||1.9||1.6||310.0||2.9||1.7||+30.5||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2019. 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 imports by industry sectors in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($6,139 million or 34.4%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($2,370 million or 13.3%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,616 million or 9.0%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $10,124 million in total or 56.7% of the total imports by total industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 37.3% in Manufacturing; 9.1% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 6.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between total imports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.3% compared to 9.1%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.0% compared to 6.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (34.4% compared to 37.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.2% compared to 5.7%)
The total imports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $6,998.8 million between 2004/05 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2004/05 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Manufacturing (+$2,159 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$1,412 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$933 million)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$418 million)