Western Downs Regional Council area
In Western Downs Regional Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,500 million in 2017/18.
Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.
By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Output by industry sector|
|Western Downs Regional Council area - Constant prices||2017/18||2013/14||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Regional QLD%||$m||%||Regional QLD%||2013/14 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||954.5||11.5||5.9||952.3||11.3||5.3||+2.3||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||787.1||9.5||3.9||685.3||8.2||4.5||+101.8||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||128.2||1.5||3.4||112.0||1.3||3.2||+16.2||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||163.8||2.0||5.2||192.3||2.3||5.3||-28.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||20.3||0.2||1.3||14.2||0.2||1.0||+6.2||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||113.1||1.4||3.5||92.2||1.1||2.8||+21.0||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||203.3||2.4||10.0||211.4||2.5||9.5||-8.1||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||114.0||1.4||3.8||99.3||1.2||3.3||+14.6||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||57.7||0.7||2.7||42.4||0.5||1.9||+15.3||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||140.5||1.7||4.1||145.0||1.7||3.6||-4.4||24400||P|
|Education and Training||112.0||1.3||3.2||97.9||1.2||3.0||+14.2||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||114.7||1.4||5.0||88.5||1.1||3.5||+26.2||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||8.9||0.1||1.1||8.8||0.1||1.0||+0.2||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
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%)
The total industry output in Western Downs Regional Council area decreased by $107.3 million between 2013/14 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2017/18 in Western Downs Regional Council area were for:
- Construction (-$1,860 million)
- Mining (+$1,615 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$102 million)
- Manufacturing (-$59 million)