RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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South West RED Region

Output

In the South West RED Region, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $1,920 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the South West RED 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 the South West RED 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
South West RED Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing927.718.63.31,069.023.43.5-141.3
Mining1,919.838.59.5199.24.46.9+1,720.6
Manufacturing192.03.89.9276.16.012.7-84.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services217.74.44.1159.33.53.6+58.3
Construction456.59.113.41,627.135.620.0-1,170.6
Wholesale Trade95.71.93.5117.52.63.6-21.8
Retail Trade99.02.03.8115.02.53.7-16.0
Accommodation and Food Services86.91.73.082.11.82.8+4.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing136.42.76.6171.93.86.6-35.5
Information Media and Telecommunications45.10.91.825.00.51.5+20.1
Financial and Insurance Services101.72.05.382.51.84.5+19.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services109.62.29.4123.82.78.3-14.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services54.31.15.855.01.25.2-0.7
Administrative and Support Services37.70.83.135.90.82.6+1.8
Public Administration and Safety145.32.94.5168.93.74.4-23.6
Education and Training100.52.03.884.01.83.3+16.5
Health Care and Social Assistance190.33.86.1114.12.53.9+76.2
Arts and Recreation Services16.20.31.013.10.31.0+3.0
Other Services58.11.22.156.71.21.9+1.4
Total industries4,990.4100.0100.04,576.5100.0100.0+414.0

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 South West RED Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,920 million or 38.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($928 million or 18.6%)
  • Construction ($456 million or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,304 million in total or 66.2% of the total output by total industry in the the South West RED Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.5% in Mining; 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 13.4% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (38.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.8% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the South West RED Region increased by $414 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the South West RED Region were for:

  • Mining (+$1,721 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$76 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$58 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$20 million)

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