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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Value added

In Southern Downs Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the most productive industry, generating $298 million in 2017/18.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in 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 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 analysis section. 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.

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Value added by industry sector
Southern 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 Fishing297.817.96.1313.519.97.3-15.7
Mining28.41.714.916.81.19.9+11.6
Manufacturing117.67.16.9145.69.27.5-27.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services41.72.53.592.65.93.6-50.9
Construction217.513.19.8216.113.714.1+1.4
Wholesale Trade33.22.03.550.73.24.1-17.5
Retail Trade130.07.85.6114.67.35.9+15.5
Accommodation and Food Services62.33.73.855.63.54.0+6.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing82.45.04.495.16.05.5-12.7
Information Media and Telecommunications14.30.91.314.10.91.2+0.2
Financial and Insurance Services58.83.55.257.43.65.1+1.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services111.26.73.547.43.03.2+63.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services44.12.64.537.22.44.3+6.8
Administrative and Support Services30.71.83.521.41.42.9+9.3
Public Administration and Safety58.23.55.759.13.75.4-0.9
Education and Training137.18.25.594.46.05.5+42.7
Health Care and Social Assistance163.59.89.0108.96.97.3+54.6
Arts and Recreation Services6.00.41.08.90.61.0-2.9
Other Services28.21.72.329.61.92.4-1.4

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

Value added by industry sector 2017/18
Value added by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 6.1% Mining, Regional QLD: 14.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.5% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.7% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 9.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.0% Other Services, Regional QLD: 2.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 17.9% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 13.1% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 6.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.5% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.7%
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 valued added by industry sectors in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($298 million or 17.9%)
  • Construction ($217 million or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($163 million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $679 million in total or 40.8% of the total value added by industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 6.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.8% in Construction; and 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (13.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (1.7% compared to 14.9%)

Change in value added by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in value added by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$15.7 million Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$11.6 million Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$27.9 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$50.9 million Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1.4 million Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$17.5 million Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$15.5 million Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$6.7 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$12.7 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$0.2 million Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1.4 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$63.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$6.8 million Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$9.3 million Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$0.9 million Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$42.7 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$54.6 million Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$2.9 million Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$1.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Southern Downs Regional Council area increased by 84.1 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$64 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$55 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$51 million)

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