RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Local sales

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest local sales, generating $52 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
Balonne Shire - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing51.719.42.151.917.32.0-0.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services16.86.34.317.15.73.7-0.3
Wholesale Trade19.17.13.323.07.73.4-3.9
Retail Trade13.65.13.813.14.43.7+0.5
Accommodation and Food Services7.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing12.74.74.817.96.04.8-5.3
Information Media and Telecommunications4.
Financial and Insurance Services8.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8.83.314.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4.
Administrative and Support Services4.
Public Administration and Safety14.
Education and Training11.54.33.711.63.93.2-0.1
Health Care and Social Assistance30.611.56.619.56.54.3+11.1
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services7.
Total industries266.9100.0100.0300.3100.0100.0-33.5

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 Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($52million or 19.4%)
  • Construction ($35million or 13.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($31million or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $117 million in total or 44.0% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Balonne Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 20.2% in Construction and 6.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (3.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Construction (13.2% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Balonne Shire $decreased by -33 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Balonne Shire were for:

  • Construction (-$34 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$11 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-$7 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$5 million)

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