In the Western Downs Regional Council area, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $3,445 million in 2018/19.
Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Western Downs Regional Council area. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.
By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Western Downs Regional Council area’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Output by industry sector|
|Western Downs Regional Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Queensland||$m||%||Queensland||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||987.9||10.2||3.3||982.4||12.9||3.5||+5.5|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,059.5||10.9||4.1||478.3||6.3||3.6||+581.2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||138.8||1.4||3.0||112.1||1.5||2.8||+26.7|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||138.6||1.4||6.6||177.2||2.3||6.6||-38.5|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||21.2||0.2||1.8||11.1||0.1||1.5||+10.2|
|Financial and Insurance Services||109.8||1.1||5.3||85.3||1.1||4.5||+24.4|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||176.6||1.8||9.4||166.1||2.2||8.3||+10.5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||110.9||1.1||5.8||93.2||1.2||5.2||+17.7|
|Administrative and Support Services||62.4||0.6||3.1||50.1||0.7||2.6||+12.3|
|Public Administration and Safety||116.3||1.2||4.5||125.7||1.7||4.4||-9.4|
|Education and Training||124.3||1.3||3.8||95.2||1.3||3.3||+29.1|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||147.5||1.5||6.1||87.4||1.2||3.9||+60.1|
|Arts and Recreation Services||17.8||0.2||1.0||8.7||0.1||1.0||+9.1|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Western Downs Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining ($3,445 million or 35.6%)
- Construction ($2,342 million or 24.2%)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($1,060 million or 10.9%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $6,847 million in total or 70.7% of the total output by total industry in the the Western Downs Regional Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.5% in Mining; 13.4% in Construction and 4.1% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
The major differences between output by industries of the Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of output by Mining (35.6% compared to 9.5%)
- A larger percentage of output by Construction (24.2% compared to 13.4%)
- A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1.8% compared to 9.4%)
- A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.2% compared to 3.3%)
The total industry output in the Western Downs Regional Council area increased by $2,094 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Western Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Mining (+$2,798 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$581 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$60 million)
- Manufacturing (+$50 million)