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 $5,734 million in 2017/18.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices||2017/18||2015/16||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2015/16 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||247.1||1.7||2.8||267.5||1.9||3.4||-20.4||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||411.7||2.8||3.3||442.6||3.1||3.4||-30.9||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||418.7||2.8||3.5||373.1||2.6||3.2||+45.5||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||818.4||5.5||5.2||817.7||5.8||5.6||+0.6||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||617.4||4.2||4.0||533.1||3.8||3.8||+84.3||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,681.1||11.3||9.0||1,374.5||9.7||9.1||+306.6||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||122.1||0.8||0.6||78.0||0.6||0.6||+44.1||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,228.5||8.3||7.0||1,009.5||7.1||6.0||+219.0||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||353.6||2.4||1.4||383.8||2.7||1.7||-30.2||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||495.7||3.3||5.2||485.1||3.4||5.4||+10.7||24400||P|
|Education and Training||356.2||2.4||2.3||348.7||2.5||2.3||+7.5||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||785.4||5.3||4.6||700.1||5.0||4.1||+85.3||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||490.8||3.3||1.8||411.0||2.9||1.7||+79.8||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 imports by industry sectors in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($5,734 million or 38.7%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($1,681 million or 11.3%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,228 million or 8.3%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $8,643 million in total or 58.3% 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 39.3% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 7.0% 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 (11.3% compared to 9.0%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (5.4% compared to 3.8%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (-1.7% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 5.2%)
The total imports by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $713.2 million between 2015/16 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Mining (-$915 million)
- Manufacturing (+$702 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$307 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$219 million)