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Paroo Shire


In the Paroo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $114 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Paroo Shire. 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 Paroo Shire’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
Paroo Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing114.057.63.0186.463.34.3-72.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade2.
Retail Trade5.
Accommodation and Food Services10.45.32.710.23.42.7+0.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.
Information Media and Telecommunications001.
Financial and Insurance Services005.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services005.
Administrative and Support Services0.
Public Administration and Safety15.98.04.615.05.14.3+0.9
Education and Training4.
Health Care and Social Assistance8.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services1.
Total industries198.0100.0100.0294.5100.0100.0-96.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Paroo Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($114 million or 57.6%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($16 million or 8.0%)
  • Construction ($12 million or 5.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $142 million in total or 71.5% of the total output by total industry in the the Paroo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 13.7% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (57.6% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (1.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (5.9% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1.2% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Paroo Shire decreased by $-97 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Paroo Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$10 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$1 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$1 million)

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