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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Industry sector analysis - All industries

In 2017/18, Southern Downs Regional Council area contributed 1.3% of Regional QLD’s employment and 1.3% of its value added.

Industry sector profiles reveal the way in which each industry contributes to the economy in Southern Downs Regional Council area using ten economic measures generated by NIEIR economic modelling. This helps in understanding the role each industry sector plays in the economy.

For example, some industry sectors generate substantial output (turnover), but are not big employers and targeting those industry sectors may not meet the economic development objective of maximising employment.

In the first chart, you can also see how the output of an industry is divided between local sales, domestic exports and international exports. This information can reveal how an industry is structured, and whether it is focused on exporting or on serving the local population.

The table and second chart also show how Southern Downs Regional Council area contributes to the wider economy. For example, Southern Downs Regional Council area contributes 1.3% of Regional QLD’s employment.

Industry sector analysis data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total), Employment by industry (FTE), Value added, Imports and Exports to see how each specific industry fits into the wider picture of all industries within Southern Downs Regional Council area. To see how concentrated each industry sector is, visit the Employment locations section.

The third chart refers to how employment in Southern Downs Regional Council area has changed overtime and how it compares to expected changes based on benchmark and industry trends. This type of analysis is explored further within the Shift-share analysis economic tool.”

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Industry sector analysis
Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Economic measureSouthern Downs Regional Council areaRegional QLDSouthern Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLDSouthern Downs Regional Council areaRegional QLDSouthern Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD2012/13 to 2017/18
Employment (total)15,8011,212,1661.3%15,7161,126,1671.4%+85
Employment (FTE)13,2171,017,1571.3%13,465971,4061.4%-248
FTE to total employment ratio0.840.84--0.860.86---0.02
Output/Total Sales ($m)4,127.70306,552.991.3%3,992.78301,355.241.3%+134.92
Value add ($m)1,662.99130,248.841.3%1,578.89116,857.581.4%+84.10
Exports ($m)1,139.76101,002.641.1%1,138.1184,628.331.3%+1.65
Exports (domestic) ($m)1,042.3164,842.861.6%1,016.1757,388.511.8%+26.14
Exports (international) ($m)97.4536,159.780.3%121.9527,239.820.4%-24.49
Imports($m)2,178.40122,960.811.8%1,967.80123,111.871.6%+210.60
Imports (domestic) ($m)1,503.4279,881.211.9%1,388.1383,201.071.7%+115.29
Imports (international) ($m)674.9943,079.591.6%579.6739,910.791.5%+95.31
Local Sales ($m)2,994.99205,870.601.5%2,859.16217,189.911.3%+135.83
Worker productivity ($ per worker)105,248107,451--100,465103,766--+4,783

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 more

Economic output by destination
Economic output by destination Regional QLD, Local Sales: 67.1% Regional QLD, Exports (international): 11.8% Regional QLD, Exports (domestic): 21.1% Southern Downs Regional Council area, Local Sales: 72.4% Southern Downs Regional Council area, Exports (international): 2.4% Southern Downs Regional Council area, Exports (domestic): 25.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Industry contribution to Regional QLD 2017/18
Industry contribution to Regional QLD 2017/18 Employment (total), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.3% Employment (FTE), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.3% Output/Total Sales ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.3% Value add ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.3% Exports ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.1% Exports (domestic) ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.6% Exports (international) ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 0.3% Imports($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.8% Imports (domestic) ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.9% Imports (international) ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.6% Local Sales ($m), Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2012/13 to 2017/18
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2012/13 to 2017/18 Net change in Benchmark Growth (BG) effect, Southern Downs Regional Council area relative to Regional QLD: 1,200.1 Net change in Industry Mix (IM) effect, Southern Downs Regional Council area relative to Regional QLD: 0.0 Net change in Expected change (BG + IM), Southern Downs Regional Council area relative to Regional QLD: 1,200.1 Net change in Actual change, Southern Downs Regional Council area relative to Regional QLD: 84.9 Net change in Regional Competitive (RC) effect, Southern Downs Regional Council area relative to Regional QLD: -1,115.3
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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