RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Output

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $13,209 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,072.410.33.75,822.215.23.8-749.8
Mining13,209.026.810.64,665.912.210.8+8,543.1
Manufacturing4,572.79.310.43,696.59.711.5+876.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,503.75.13.81,922.35.04.1+581.4
Construction6,235.112.612.65,646.214.813.8+588.8
Wholesale Trade1,295.02.63.91,122.82.93.5+172.2
Retail Trade1,587.23.23.91,324.73.53.7+262.5
Accommodation and Food Services835.21.72.7903.12.42.9-67.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,654.03.46.01,692.84.46.2-38.8
Information Media and Telecommunications217.60.41.7337.80.91.4-120.2
Financial and Insurance Services1,422.32.95.31,349.73.55.0+72.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,798.43.67.92,284.86.08.4-486.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,255.12.56.01,243.33.35.8+11.9
Administrative and Support Services565.51.12.6482.51.32.5+83.0
Public Administration and Safety1,603.73.25.01,496.03.94.5+107.7
Education and Training1,661.13.44.01,492.93.93.9+168.2
Health Care and Social Assistance2,683.55.46.71,780.74.75.2+902.9
Arts and Recreation Services170.50.31.1167.20.41.0+3.3
Other Services1,008.92.02.2820.82.12.2+188.1
Total industries49,351.0100.0100.038,252.1100.0100.0+11,098.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 output by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($13,209 million or 26.8%)
  • Construction ($6,235 million or 12.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($5,072 million or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $24,516 million in total or 49.7% of the total output by total industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 10.6% in Mining; 12.6% in Construction and 3.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between output by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (26.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (3.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $11,099 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$8,543 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$903 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$876 million)
  • Construction (+$589 million)

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile