RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local sales

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $6,235 million in 2020/21.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,793.76.62.31,783.27.32.2+10.5
Mining2,008.17.42.2938.93.83.0+1,069.2
Manufacturing1,806.46.77.41,655.66.87.9+150.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,332.34.93.41,116.54.63.7+215.8
Construction6,235.123.018.75,646.223.220.5+588.8
Wholesale Trade857.43.23.6746.63.13.3+110.8
Retail Trade1,148.24.24.61,060.94.44.2+87.2
Accommodation and Food Services646.12.42.6630.12.62.6+16.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,073.54.04.9953.03.94.9+120.5
Information Media and Telecommunications194.80.72.0297.41.21.8-102.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,331.34.96.21,246.65.16.0+84.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,784.76.611.52,240.79.212.3-455.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,165.44.37.31,130.44.66.6+35.0
Administrative and Support Services489.61.83.2447.21.83.3+42.5
Public Administration and Safety1,235.54.64.51,135.94.74.1+99.7
Education and Training1,112.34.14.21,036.54.34.1+75.8
Health Care and Social Assistance2,086.07.77.61,580.66.56.1+505.4
Arts and Recreation Services151.50.61.1136.50.61.0+15.0
Other Services685.92.52.6606.12.52.5+79.8
Total industries27,137.8100.0100.024,388.9100.0100.0+2,748.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2017-18 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,235million or 23.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,086million or 7.7%)
  • Mining ($2,008million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,329 million in total or 38.1% of the total local sales by total industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 18.7% in Construction; 7.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.2% in Mining.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (7.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (23.0% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region $increased by 2,749 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$1,069 million)
  • Construction (+$589 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$505 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-$456 million)

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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