RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Paroo Shire


In the Paroo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $60 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60.033.43.380.540.03.5-20.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade4.
Retail Trade5.
Accommodation and Food Services10.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services6.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17.910.09.416.08.08.3+1.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.
Administrative and Support Services1.
Public Administration and Safety12.06.74.515.17.54.4-3.1
Education and Training5.
Health Care and Social Assistance8.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services2.
Total industries179.6100.0100.0201.4100.0100.0-21.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Paroo Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($60 million or 33.4%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($18 million or 10.0%)
  • Mining ($14 million or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $92 million in total or 51.3% of the total output by total industry in the the Paroo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.4% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 9.5% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (33.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (7.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.7% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Paroo Shire decreased by $-22 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Paroo Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$10 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$4 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$3 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$3 million)

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