RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Value added

In the Balonne Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $125 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Balonne Shire. 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 Balonne Shire’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
Balonne Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing124.645.83.0160.753.23.8-36.1
Mining11.24.113.10.30.110.6+10.9
Manufacturing7.82.96.96.82.27.7+1.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.02.93.66.92.33.4+1.1
Construction10.73.98.819.96.613.7-9.2
Wholesale Trade14.15.24.216.85.64.3-2.7
Retail Trade16.05.95.013.54.55.2+2.5
Accommodation and Food Services5.01.93.14.51.53.1+0.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.52.85.911.23.75.8-3.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2.00.71.70.90.31.5+1.1
Financial and Insurance Services7.22.77.06.12.06.5+1.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.30.53.31.40.53.3-0.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.30.86.62.30.86.4+0.0
Administrative and Support Services2.50.93.82.50.83.2+0.0
Public Administration and Safety9.73.66.114.34.76.0-4.6
Education and Training12.24.55.611.93.95.7+0.3
Health Care and Social Assistance22.48.29.015.15.06.9+7.3
Arts and Recreation Services0.90.30.90.20.10.8+0.7
Other Services6.52.42.36.82.22.2-0.3
Total industries272.0100.0100.0302.3100.0100.0-30.3

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 Balonne Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (125 million or 45.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (22 million or 8.2%)
  • Retail Trade (16 million or 5.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 163 million in total or 59.9% of the total value added by industry in the the Balonne Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (45.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (4.1% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Construction (3.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Balonne Shire $decreased by -30 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Balonne Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$11 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$7 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$2 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$1 million)

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