RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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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 $6,306 million in 2018/19.

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 prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,385.85.72.11,383.25.42.0+2.6
Mining367.01.51.5451.81.81.5-84.8
Manufacturing1,596.76.67.01,858.47.28.6-261.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,572.96.54.31,120.74.43.7+452.2
Construction6,306.026.020.29,455.236.728.6-3,149.2
Wholesale Trade773.53.23.3708.92.83.4+64.6
Retail Trade922.73.83.8932.73.63.7-9.9
Accommodation and Food Services505.32.12.8454.31.82.4+50.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,051.44.34.81,071.34.24.8-19.9
Information Media and Telecommunications279.31.22.3325.21.31.8-45.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,328.45.56.21,095.94.35.2+232.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,310.59.514.01,893.17.411.5+417.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,001.64.17.0821.93.25.7+179.6
Administrative and Support Services480.42.03.6436.91.73.3+43.4
Public Administration and Safety1,044.44.34.11,213.64.73.9-169.2
Education and Training914.53.83.7805.53.13.2+108.9
Health Care and Social Assistance1,771.77.36.61,186.14.64.3+585.6
Arts and Recreation Services202.50.80.9174.80.70.8+27.7
Other Services453.31.92.1364.31.41.8+89.0
Total industries24,267.7100.0100.025,753.9100.0100.0-1,486.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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

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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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,306million or 26.0%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2,310million or 9.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,772million or 7.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,388 million in total or 42.8% 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 20.2% in Construction; 14.0% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 6.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 Construction (26.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (9.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region $decreased by -1,486 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Construction (-$3,149 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$586 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$452 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$417 million)

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