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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Output

In Toowoomba Regional Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,662 million in 2017/18.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in 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 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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Output by industry sector
Toowoomba Regional Council area - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,865.78.95.91,406.87.55.4+458.9
Mining1,954.79.315.0607.03.210.4+1,347.7
Manufacturing2,016.89.69.32,280.112.210.7-263.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,105.35.33.91,109.35.94.6-4.0
Construction2,662.412.713.62,822.315.120.2-160.0
Wholesale Trade790.23.83.0829.34.43.3-39.2
Retail Trade878.74.24.0832.14.54.0+46.6
Accommodation and Food Services518.42.53.4448.72.43.3+69.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,131.75.45.21,061.35.75.7+70.3
Information Media and Telecommunications186.90.91.3240.51.31.0-53.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,106.75.33.5999.65.33.1+107.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,596.47.610.01,805.39.79.7-208.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,025.04.93.8684.63.73.4+340.5
Administrative and Support Services328.91.62.7247.81.31.9+81.1
Public Administration and Safety1,045.85.04.1979.15.23.7+66.7
Education and Training900.14.33.2865.04.62.9+35.1
Health Care and Social Assistance1,336.36.45.0933.65.03.6+402.6
Arts and Recreation Services89.40.41.1114.70.61.1-25.3
Other Services413.32.02.1430.52.32.1-17.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Output by industry sector 2017/18
Output by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 5.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 15.0% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 3.9% Construction, Regional QLD: 13.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.0% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 4.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 10.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 4.1% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 3.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.1% Other Services, Regional QLD: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 8.9% Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 9.3% Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 9.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.3% Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 12.7% Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.8% Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 7.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.0% Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in output by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in output by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$458.9 million Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$1,347.7 million Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$263.3 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$4.0 million Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$160.0 million Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$39.2 million Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$46.6 million Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$69.7 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$70.3 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$53.6 million Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$107.1 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$208.9 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$340.5 million Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$81.1 million Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$66.7 million Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$35.1 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$402.6 million Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$25.3 million Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$17.2 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,662 million or 12.7%)
  • Manufacturing (2,017 million or 9.6%)
  • Mining (1,955 million or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,634 million in total or 31.7% of the total output by total industry in Toowoomba Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 13.6% in Construction; 9.3% in Manufacturing; and 15.0% in Mining.

The major differences between output by industries in Toowoomba Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (9.3% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (7.6% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by $2,254.8 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Toowoomba Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$1,348 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$459 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$403 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$340 million)

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