RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Output

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $291 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Balonne 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 Balonne 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
Balonne Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing291.350.33.3342.052.43.5-50.7
Mining20.03.59.50.30.06.9+19.7
Manufacturing22.63.99.922.73.512.7-0.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services17.83.14.118.12.83.6-0.3
Construction35.26.113.469.010.620.0-33.8
Wholesale Trade25.14.33.533.25.13.6-8.1
Retail Trade26.54.63.823.03.53.7+3.6
Accommodation and Food Services10.51.83.09.61.52.8+0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18.63.26.630.04.66.6-11.4
Information Media and Telecommunications4.70.81.81.90.31.5+2.8
Financial and Insurance Services9.01.55.38.71.34.5+0.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9.21.69.49.21.48.3+0.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4.60.85.84.50.75.2+0.0
Administrative and Support Services4.50.83.14.90.82.6-0.4
Public Administration and Safety14.72.54.524.43.74.4-9.7
Education and Training16.92.93.816.02.53.3+0.8
Health Care and Social Assistance33.45.86.120.63.23.9+12.8
Arts and Recreation Services1.80.31.00.40.11.0+1.4
Other Services12.72.22.114.42.21.9-1.7
Total industries578.9100.0100.0652.9100.0100.0-74.1

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 Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($291 million or 50.3%)
  • Construction ($35 million or 6.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($33 million or 5.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $360 million in total or 62.2% of the total output by total industry in the the Balonne Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.4% in Construction and 6.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (50.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (6.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Balonne Shire decreased by $-74 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$20 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$13 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$4 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$3 million)

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