RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Value added

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining most productive industry, generating $4,850 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,184.211.03.02,295.914.33.8-111.7
Mining4,850.024.513.11,690.710.610.6+3,159.2
Manufacturing1,044.05.36.9953.36.07.7+90.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.55.03.6627.53.93.4+363.0
Construction2,005.610.18.82,803.417.513.7-797.8
Wholesale Trade604.53.04.2551.73.44.3+52.8
Retail Trade757.53.85.0763.84.85.2-6.3
Accommodation and Food Services441.62.23.1382.82.43.1+58.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing680.13.45.9705.64.45.8-25.5
Information Media and Telecommunications146.10.71.7184.71.21.5-38.5
Financial and Insurance Services1,025.05.27.0787.54.96.5+237.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services373.51.93.3334.62.13.3+38.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services564.12.86.6467.22.96.4+96.9
Administrative and Support Services303.11.53.8239.51.53.2+63.7
Public Administration and Safety846.44.36.1923.85.86.0-77.4
Education and Training1,034.55.25.6905.35.75.7+129.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,547.97.89.0976.16.16.9+571.8
Arts and Recreation Services104.50.50.981.70.50.8+22.8
Other Services331.91.72.3326.42.02.2+5.5
Total industries19,835.0100.0100.016,001.4100.0100.0+3,833.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (4,850 million or 24.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,184 million or 11.0%)
  • Construction (2,006 million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 9,040 million in total or 45.6% of the total value added by industry in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.1% in Mining; 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.8% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (24.5% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region $increased by 3,834 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$3,159 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$572 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$363 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$237 million)

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