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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local sales

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.

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Local sales by industry sector
Western 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 Fishing183.53.43.2174.12.62.9+9.5
Mining759.214.14.2196.33.02.8+562.9
Manufacturing208.03.97.5246.93.88.6-38.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services362.66.73.8438.16.74.5-75.5
Construction2,500.046.420.24,229.964.328.0-1,730.0
Wholesale Trade120.22.23.5113.41.73.4+6.8
Retail Trade140.92.64.5131.62.04.2+9.3
Accommodation and Food Services77.81.42.567.11.01.9+10.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing138.32.64.4154.92.44.3-16.5
Information Media and Telecommunications18.70.31.711.60.21.3+7.1
Financial and Insurance Services107.52.04.686.91.34.0+20.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services201.43.714.5234.13.613.0-32.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105.92.05.293.81.44.4+12.1
Administrative and Support Services54.81.02.836.80.62.3+17.9
Public Administration and Safety133.52.54.6116.31.83.9+17.2
Education and Training93.81.73.783.51.33.3+10.3
Health Care and Social Assistance109.02.05.983.51.34.2+25.5
Arts and Recreation Services8.50.20.87.70.10.7+0.8
Other Services66.91.22.272.01.12.2-5.1

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, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.4% Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: 14.1% Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 6.7% Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: 46.4% Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.2%
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, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$9.5 million Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$562.9 million Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$38.9 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$75.5 million Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$1,730.0 million Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$6.8 million Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$9.3 million Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$10.6 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$16.5 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$7.1 million Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$20.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$32.6 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$12.1 million Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$17.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$17.2 million Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$10.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$25.5 million Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.8 million Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$5.1 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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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