In the Western Downs Regional Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $2,342 million in 2018/19.
Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Local sales by industry sector|
|Western Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Queensland||$m||%||Queensland||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||164.1||3.6||2.1||162.2||2.9||2.0||+1.9|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||517.0||11.2||4.3||241.2||4.2||3.7||+275.8|
|Accommodation and Food Services||70.6||1.5||2.8||60.2||1.1||2.4||+10.4|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||112.6||2.4||4.8||125.3||2.2||4.8||-12.6|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||17.7||0.4||2.3||9.9||0.2||1.8||+7.7|
|Financial and Insurance Services||101.5||2.2||6.2||79.3||1.4||5.2||+22.2|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||174.0||3.8||14.0||163.5||2.9||11.5||+10.5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||100.7||2.2||7.0||84.3||1.5||5.7||+16.4|
|Administrative and Support Services||58.0||1.3||3.6||47.1||0.8||3.3||+10.9|
|Public Administration and Safety||110.3||2.4||4.1||119.2||2.1||3.9||-8.9|
|Education and Training||97.7||2.1||3.7||80.7||1.4||3.2||+17.0|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||139.6||3.0||6.6||82.7||1.5||4.3||+56.9|
|Arts and Recreation Services||15.3||0.3||0.9||7.9||0.1||0.8||+7.4|
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
An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in the Western Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction ($2,342million or 50.7%)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($517million or 11.2%)
- Manufacturing ($202million or 4.4%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,062 million in total or 66.3% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Western Downs Regional Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.2% in Construction; 4.3% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services and 7.0% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between local sales by industries of the Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (50.7% compared to 20.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (3.8% compared to 14.0%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (11.2% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 7.0%)
The total local sales by industry in the Western Downs Regional Council area $decreased by -1,062 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Western Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Construction (-$1,494 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$276 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$57 million)
- Manufacturing (-$25 million)