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Western Downs Regional Council area

Output

In Western Downs Regional Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,500 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
Western Downs 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 Fishing954.511.55.9865.810.55.4+88.7
Mining2,234.926.915.0467.85.710.4+1,767.0
Manufacturing263.33.29.3302.43.710.7-39.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services787.19.53.9904.311.04.6-117.2
Construction2,500.030.113.64,229.951.420.2-1,730.0
Wholesale Trade144.31.73.0132.91.63.3+11.4
Retail Trade166.62.04.0151.51.84.0+15.1
Accommodation and Food Services128.21.53.4102.81.23.3+25.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing163.82.05.2201.42.45.7-37.6
Information Media and Telecommunications20.30.21.312.60.21.0+7.8
Financial and Insurance Services113.11.43.591.51.13.1+21.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services203.32.410.0236.52.99.7-33.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services114.01.43.8100.91.23.4+13.1
Administrative and Support Services57.70.72.738.80.51.9+18.9
Public Administration and Safety140.51.74.1122.41.53.7+18.1
Education and Training112.01.33.294.71.22.9+17.3
Health Care and Social Assistance114.71.45.087.91.13.6+26.8
Arts and Recreation Services8.90.11.18.10.11.1+0.8
Other Services71.40.92.175.80.92.1-4.4

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, Western Downs Regional Council area: 11.5% Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: 26.9% Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 9.5% Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: 30.1% Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.7% Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9%
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, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$88.7 million Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1,767.0 million Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$39.1 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$117.2 million Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$1,730.0 million Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$11.4 million Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$15.1 million Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$25.5 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$37.6 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$7.8 million Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$21.7 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$33.3 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$13.1 million Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$18.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$18.1 million Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$17.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$26.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.8 million Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$4.4 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 Western Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,500 million or 30.1%)
  • Mining (2,235 million or 26.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (955 million or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,689 million in total or 68.6% of the total output by total industry in Western Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 13.6% in Construction; 15.0% in Mining; and 5.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (30.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (26.9% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.2% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Western Downs Regional Council area increased by $70.7 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$1,767 million)
  • Construction (-$1,730 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$117 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$89 million)

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