RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $6,432 million in 2017/18.
Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Local sales by industry sector|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,292.6||4.9||2.1||1,317.3||4.7||1.8||-24.7||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,376.6||5.3||3.7||1,655.9||5.9||4.4||-279.3||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||512.2||2.0||2.6||420.8||1.5||2.2||+91.3||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||967.6||3.7||4.8||995.9||3.6||5.1||-28.3||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||290.8||1.1||2.1||521.2||1.9||1.8||-230.4||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,318.6||5.0||6.4||1,225.0||4.4||5.4||+93.6||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||2,670.0||10.2||14.9||2,580.2||9.2||12.9||+89.8||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,231.2||4.7||6.7||896.9||3.2||5.8||+334.3||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||456.8||1.7||3.1||342.7||1.2||2.6||+114.0||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,188.4||4.5||4.4||1,133.0||4.1||3.8||+55.4||24400||P|
|Education and Training||873.7||3.3||3.5||844.3||3.0||3.1||+29.4||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,435.7||5.5||5.4||1,139.2||4.1||3.9||+296.5||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||120.4||0.5||0.8||148.8||0.5||0.7||-28.5||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 local sales by industry sectors in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (6,432 people or 24.6%)
- Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2,670 people or 10.2%)
- Manufacturing (1,842 people or 7.0%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $10,944 million in total or 41.8% of the total local sales by total industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 19.0% in Construction; 14.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and 7.4% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between local sales by industries in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (24.6% compared to 19.0%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (6.1% compared to 2.7%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.9% compared to 2.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (10.2% compared to 14.9%)
The total local sales by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by $1,741.0 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:
- Construction (-$3,097 million)
- Mining (+$1,025 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$334 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$296 million)