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Quilpie Shire


In the Quilpie Shire, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $34 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Quilpie 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 Quilpie 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
Quilpie Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing32.721.83.341.417.23.5-8.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4.
Wholesale Trade6.
Retail Trade2.
Accommodation and Food Services3.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11.
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services6.84.55.310.24.24.5-3.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.
Administrative and Support Services1.
Public Administration and Safety5.
Education and Training4.
Health Care and Social Assistance3.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services1.
Total industries150.1100.0100.0240.0100.0100.0-89.9

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

  • Mining ($34 million or 22.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($33 million or 21.8%)
  • Construction ($19 million or 12.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $86 million in total or 57.4% of the total output by total industry in the the Quilpie Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.5% in Mining; 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 13.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (22.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1.0% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (4.7% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Quilpie Shire decreased by $-90 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$30 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$3 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$2 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$2 million)

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