Western Downs Regional Council area
In Western Downs Regional Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $2,500 million in 2017/18.
Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Local sales by industry sector|
|Western Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Regional QLD%||$m||%||Regional QLD%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||183.5||3.4||3.2||174.1||2.6||2.9||+9.5||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||362.6||6.7||3.8||438.1||6.7||4.5||-75.5||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||77.8||1.4||2.5||67.1||1.0||1.9||+10.6||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||138.3||2.6||4.4||154.9||2.4||4.3||-16.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||18.7||0.3||1.7||11.6||0.2||1.3||+7.1||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||107.5||2.0||4.6||86.9||1.3||4.0||+20.6||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||201.4||3.7||14.5||234.1||3.6||13.0||-32.6||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||105.9||2.0||5.2||93.8||1.4||4.4||+12.1||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||54.8||1.0||2.8||36.8||0.6||2.3||+17.9||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||133.5||2.5||4.6||116.3||1.8||3.9||+17.2||24400||P|
|Education and Training||93.8||1.7||3.7||83.5||1.3||3.3||+10.3||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||109.0||2.0||5.9||83.5||1.3||4.2||+25.5||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||8.5||0.2||0.8||7.7||0.1||0.7||+0.8||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (2,500 people or 46.4%)
- Mining (759 people or 14.1%)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (363 people or 6.7%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,622 million in total or 67.2% of the total local sales by total industry in Western Downs Regional Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 20.2% in Construction; 4.2% in Mining; and 3.8% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
The major differences between local sales by industries in Western Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:
- A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (46.4% compared to 20.2%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (14.1% compared to 4.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (3.7% compared to 14.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.0% compared to 5.9%)
The total local sales by industry in Western Downs Regional Council area decreased by $1,188.0 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Western Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Construction (-$1,730 million)
- Mining (+$563 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$76 million)