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Western Downs Regional Council area

Output

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Western Downs Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing987.910.23.3982.412.93.5+5.5
Mining3,445.335.69.5646.98.56.9+2,798.4
Manufacturing358.83.79.9309.24.112.7+49.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,059.510.94.1478.36.33.6+581.2
Construction2,342.524.213.43,836.750.520.0-1,494.3
Wholesale Trade113.41.23.5114.21.53.6-0.7
Retail Trade136.41.43.8142.41.93.7-6.0
Accommodation and Food Services138.81.43.0112.11.52.8+26.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing138.61.46.6177.22.36.6-38.5
Information Media and Telecommunications21.20.21.811.10.11.5+10.2
Financial and Insurance Services109.81.15.385.31.14.5+24.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services176.61.89.4166.12.28.3+10.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services110.91.15.893.21.25.2+17.7
Administrative and Support Services62.40.63.150.10.72.6+12.3
Public Administration and Safety116.31.24.5125.71.74.4-9.4
Education and Training124.31.33.895.21.33.3+29.1
Health Care and Social Assistance147.51.56.187.41.23.9+60.1
Arts and Recreation Services17.80.21.08.70.11.0+9.1
Other Services78.10.82.170.30.91.9+7.8
Total industries9,686.0100.0100.07,592.4100.0100.0+2,093.7

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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