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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Value added

In the Toowoomba Regional Council area, Mining most productive industry, generating $2,023 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Toowoomba Regional Council area. 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 Toowoomba Regional Council area’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
Toowoomba Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing804.07.53.0759.08.73.8+45.1
Mining2,022.618.813.1991.911.310.6+1,030.7
Manufacturing694.76.56.9632.97.27.7+61.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services434.44.03.6312.23.63.4+122.2
Construction798.17.48.8841.79.613.7-43.5
Wholesale Trade423.43.94.2358.64.14.3+64.9
Retail Trade474.04.45.0462.75.35.2+11.3
Accommodation and Food Services246.32.33.1217.12.53.1+29.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing467.54.35.9447.65.15.8+19.8
Information Media and Telecommunications96.30.91.7154.71.81.5-58.4
Financial and Insurance Services783.67.37.0593.46.86.5+190.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services219.52.03.3212.22.43.3+7.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services415.83.96.6336.53.96.4+79.4
Administrative and Support Services210.22.03.8164.91.93.2+45.3
Public Administration and Safety594.05.56.1656.97.56.0-62.9
Education and Training702.06.55.6639.47.35.7+62.6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,067.09.99.0684.67.86.9+382.5
Arts and Recreation Services79.00.70.964.50.70.8+14.5
Other Services215.62.02.3209.02.42.2+6.6
Total industries10,748.2100.0100.08,739.5100.0100.0+2,008.7

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 Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (2,023 million or 18.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,067 million or 9.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (804 million or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,894 million in total or 36.2% of the total value added by industry in the the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.1% in Mining; 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Toowoomba Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (18.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Administrative and Support Services (2.0% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Toowoomba Regional Council area $increased by 2,009 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Toowoomba Regional Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$1,031 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$382 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$190 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$122 million)

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