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Western Downs Regional Council area

Time series industry sector analysis

In 2017/18, Western Downs Regional Council area contributed 1.6% to Regional QLD’s employment (total).

The annual industry sector analysis reveals the growth and decline of an industry from 2000/01 to the present.

These charts show the year-on-year change in the different measures of an industry size, based on the 87 industry subsectors and 19 main industry divisions in the ANZSIC classification. An industry may be growing in the local area, but at a rate no different to that of the state or region. For this reason, measures are also included that compare the growth or decline of the industry with the equivalent in the benchmark area, based on a standard index base year of 2000/01. Another chart also looks at the change in an industry as a percentage of the benchmark.

For instance, an industry may double in size from $100m to $200m in total output. But if the state’s output went up by the same amount, the percentage of state would be unchanged. On the other hand, if the state’s output is declining but local output is unchanged, the percentage of state would increase. In this way change over time can be benchmarked.

Different measures may also grow and change in different ways. For instance, during the GFC, some industries retained staff but they worked less hours, resulting in a loss of FTE jobs but no loss of total employment. And an industry may have increasing exports without having an increase in total output.

Industry sector time-series analysis should be viewed in conjunction with Local workers data from the 2011 and 2006 Census to see how the characteristics of the local workers are changing in a growing or declining industry.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Time series - Employment (total)
All industriesWestern Downs Regional Council areaRegional QLDAnalysis
YearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearWestern Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLDIndex - Western Downs Regional Council areaIndex - Regional QLD
2017/1819,746+7.9%1,212,166+5.2%1.6143.9138.1
2016/1718,292-1.5%1,151,894+0.8%1.6133.3131.3
2015/1618,579-4.1%1,142,320+0.9%1.6135.4130.2
2014/1519,377-5.8%1,131,919-0.9%1.7141.2129.0
2013/1420,575+4.2%1,142,033+1.4%1.8149.9130.1
2012/1319,743+7.5%1,126,167+0.3%1.8143.8128.3
2011/1218,358+4.9%1,122,885+0.9%1.6133.7128.0
2010/1117,501+4.6%1,113,358+1.5%1.6127.5126.9
2009/1016,738+0.8%1,097,402-0.2%1.5121.9125.1
2008/0916,613+3.9%1,099,683+2.7%1.5121.0125.3
2007/0815,987+2.3%1,070,847+2.8%1.5116.5122.0
2006/0715,625+2.5%1,041,875+4.4%1.5113.8118.7
2005/0615,249+2.5%997,594+3.6%1.5111.1113.7
2004/0514,871+5.8%962,835+5.8%1.5108.3109.7
2003/0414,060+2.4%909,719+3.7%1.5102.4103.7
2002/0313,726+0.4%877,517+3.1%1.6100.0100.0
2001/0213,673--851,020--1.699.697.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Time series - Employment (total)
Time series - Employment (total) 2018, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 19,746 2017, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 18,292 2016, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 18,579 2015, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 19,377 2014, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 20,575 2013, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 19,743 2012, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 18,358 2011, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 17,501 2010, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 16,738 2009, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 16,613 2008, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 15,987 2007, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 15,625 2006, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 15,249 2005, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 14,871 2004, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 14,060 2003, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 13,726 2002, Western Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 13,673
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Time series - Employment (total) annual change
Time series - Employment (total) annual change 2018, Regional QLD: 5.2% 2017, Regional QLD: 0.8% 2016, Regional QLD: 0.9% 2015, Regional QLD: -0.9% 2014, Regional QLD: 1.4% 2013, Regional QLD: 0.3% 2012, Regional QLD: 0.9% 2011, Regional QLD: 1.5% 2010, Regional QLD: -0.2% 2009, Regional QLD: 2.7% 2008, Regional QLD: 2.8% 2007, Regional QLD: 4.4% 2006, Regional QLD: 3.6% 2005, Regional QLD: 5.8% 2004, Regional QLD: 3.7% 2018, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.9% 2017, Western Downs Regional Council area: -1.5% 2016, Western Downs Regional Council area: -4.1% 2015, Western Downs Regional Council area: -5.8% 2014, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.2% 2013, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.5% 2012, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.9% 2011, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.6% 2010, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% 2009, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% 2008, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.3% 2007, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% 2006, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% 2005, Western Downs Regional Council area: 5.8% 2004, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark
Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark 2018, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2017, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2016, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2015, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.7% 2014, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.8% 2013, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.8% 2012, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2011, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2010, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2009, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2008, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2007, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2006, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2005, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2004, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.5% 2003, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6% 2002, Western Downs Regional Council area as % of Regional QLD: 1.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Index of employment (total)
Index of employment (total) 2018, Index - Regional QLD: 138.1 2017, Index - Regional QLD: 131.3 2016, Index - Regional QLD: 130.2 2015, Index - Regional QLD: 129.0 2014, Index - Regional QLD: 130.1 2013, Index - Regional QLD: 128.3 2012, Index - Regional QLD: 128.0 2011, Index - Regional QLD: 126.9 2010, Index - Regional QLD: 125.1 2009, Index - Regional QLD: 125.3 2008, Index - Regional QLD: 122.0 2007, Index - Regional QLD: 118.7 2006, Index - Regional QLD: 113.7 2005, Index - Regional QLD: 109.7 2004, Index - Regional QLD: 103.7 2003, Index - Regional QLD: 100.0 2002, Index - Regional QLD: 97.0 2018, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 143.9 2017, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 133.3 2016, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 135.4 2015, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 141.2 2014, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 149.9 2013, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 143.8 2012, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 133.7 2011, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 127.5 2010, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 121.9 2009, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 121.0 2008, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 116.5 2007, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 113.8 2006, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 111.1 2005, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 108.3 2004, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 102.4 2003, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 100.0 2002, Index - Western Downs Regional Council area: 99.6
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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