RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local sales

In the Southern Downs Regional Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $768 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing194.16.72.1249.09.02.0-54.9
Mining4.10.11.510.00.41.5-5.9
Manufacturing214.57.47.0196.77.18.6+17.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services102.73.54.3123.54.43.7-20.9
Construction768.326.520.2855.030.828.6-86.7
Wholesale Trade44.61.53.370.02.53.4-25.4
Retail Trade129.44.53.8143.25.23.7-13.8
Accommodation and Food Services54.41.92.848.71.82.4+5.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99.33.44.8109.03.94.8-9.8
Information Media and Telecommunications20.90.72.318.30.71.8+2.7
Financial and Insurance Services73.32.56.272.92.65.2+0.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services617.321.314.0377.113.611.5+240.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services79.22.77.066.52.45.7+12.7
Administrative and Support Services49.01.73.645.51.63.3+3.5
Public Administration and Safety76.72.64.1110.74.03.9-34.0
Education and Training102.93.63.789.53.23.2+13.3
Health Care and Social Assistance206.47.16.6141.75.14.3+64.7
Arts and Recreation Services17.50.60.915.60.60.8+1.9
Other Services41.01.42.136.51.31.8+4.5
Total industries2,895.6100.0100.02,779.6100.0100.0+116.0

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 Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($768million or 26.5%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($617million or 21.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($214million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,600 million in total or 55.3% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Southern Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.2% in Construction; 14.0% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 7.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (21.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (26.5% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Southern Downs Regional Council area $increased by 116 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$240 million)
  • Construction (-$87 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$65 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$55 million)

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