RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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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 $8,533 million in 2018/19.

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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Regional QLD$m%. Regional QLD2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,079.611.95.54,872.913.25.9+206.7
Mining8,533.520.016.42,286.86.212.5+6,246.7
Manufacturing3,438.98.19.33,524.89.69.5-85.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,590.46.14.21,700.64.63.6+889.8
Construction6,306.014.813.39,455.225.622.2-3,149.2
Wholesale Trade1,053.02.52.61,058.52.92.9-5.5
Retail Trade1,237.62.93.81,294.73.53.8-57.2
Accommodation and Food Services919.72.23.5821.22.23.3+98.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,683.33.95.31,838.55.05.3-155.2
Information Media and Telecommunications321.10.81.4425.11.21.1-104.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,458.43.43.41,186.73.22.9+271.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,332.55.58.82,048.45.67.9+284.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,103.42.63.9908.42.53.3+195.0
Administrative and Support Services541.41.32.7469.21.32.3+72.1
Public Administration and Safety1,411.03.33.41,592.44.33.6-181.4
Education and Training1,493.33.53.41,217.63.33.0+275.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,250.85.35.71,303.23.53.7+947.6
Arts and Recreation Services253.80.61.1216.10.61.1+37.6
Other Services651.41.52.0667.31.82.0-15.9
Total industries42,658.9100.0100.036,887.6100.0100.0+5,771.3

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($8,533 million or 20.0%)
  • Construction ($6,306 million or 14.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($5,080 million or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $19,919 million in total or 46.7% of the total output by total industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 16.4% in Mining; 13.3% in Construction and 5.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.9% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (20.0% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (5.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (6.1% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by $5,771 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$6,247 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$948 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$890 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$284 million)

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