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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local sales

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest local sales, generating $731 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.

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Local sales by industry sector
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing181.66.13.2206.57.22.9-24.8
Mining4.50.14.214.70.52.8-10.3
Manufacturing215.57.27.5244.58.68.6-28.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services89.73.03.8202.77.14.5-112.9
Construction694.923.220.2796.027.828.0-101.1
Wholesale Trade64.02.13.597.63.43.4-33.7
Retail Trade165.35.54.5160.25.64.2+5.1
Accommodation and Food Services59.12.02.545.11.61.9+13.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing112.53.84.4122.24.34.3-9.7
Information Media and Telecommunications27.60.91.726.10.91.3+1.5
Financial and Insurance Services78.72.64.678.12.74.0+0.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services731.224.414.5360.412.613.0+370.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services81.72.75.270.02.44.4+11.7
Administrative and Support Services52.71.82.834.41.22.3+18.3
Public Administration and Safety96.43.24.6103.73.63.9-7.3
Education and Training98.23.33.792.43.23.3+5.8
Health Care and Social Assistance177.85.95.9131.24.64.2+46.7
Arts and Recreation Services14.80.50.820.40.70.7-5.6
Other Services48.81.62.253.11.92.2-4.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .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

Local sales by industry sector 2017/18
Local sales by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 3.2% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.2% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 3.8% Construction, Regional QLD: 20.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.5% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 4.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 14.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 4.6% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 3.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 0.8% Other Services, Regional QLD: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 6.1% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.0% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 23.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 24.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.2% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.5% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in local sales by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in local sales by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$24.8 million Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$10.3 million Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$28.9 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$112.9 million Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$101.1 million Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$33.7 million Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$5.1 million Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$13.9 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$9.7 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1.5 million Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$0.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$370.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$11.7 million Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$18.3 million Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$7.3 million Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$5.8 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$46.7 million Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$5.6 million Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$4.3 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (731 people or 24.4%)
  • Construction (695 people or 23.2%)
  • Manufacturing (216 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,642 million in total or 54.8% of the total local sales by total industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 14.5% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; 20.2% in Construction; and 7.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between local sales by industries in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (24.4% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (23.2% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Mining (0.1% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by $135.8 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$371 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$113 million)
  • Construction (-$101 million)

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