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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Value added

In Toowoomba Regional Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the most productive industry, generating $1,025 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
Toowoomba 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 Fishing811.08.66.1746.59.57.3+64.5
Mining940.610.014.9260.03.39.9+680.6
Manufacturing643.86.86.9648.98.37.5-5.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services394.74.23.5307.33.93.6+87.3
Construction813.48.69.8759.99.714.1+53.5
Wholesale Trade401.74.33.5396.85.14.1+4.9
Retail Trade525.25.65.6474.06.15.9+51.2
Accommodation and Food Services240.92.63.8207.72.74.0+33.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing394.94.24.4398.85.15.5-3.9
Information Media and Telecommunications86.70.91.3103.01.31.2-16.3
Financial and Insurance Services706.07.55.2630.98.15.1+75.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services233.02.53.5233.63.03.2-0.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services517.45.54.5338.64.34.3+178.8
Administrative and Support Services180.61.93.5146.91.92.9+33.7
Public Administration and Safety627.36.75.7572.67.35.4+54.7
Education and Training643.26.85.5629.48.05.5+13.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,025.010.99.0733.99.47.3+291.2
Arts and Recreation Services39.20.41.044.60.61.0-5.4
Other Services190.42.02.3189.52.42.4+0.9

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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 8.6% Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 10.0% Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.2% Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.3% Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 7.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.7% Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 2.0%
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 Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,025 million or 10.9%)
  • Mining ($941 million or 10.0%)
  • Construction ($813 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,779 million in total or 29.5% of the total value added by industry in Toowoomba Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 14.9% in Mining; and 9.8% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (7.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (10.0% 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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$64.5 million Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$680.6 million Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$5.1 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$87.3 million Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$53.5 million Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$4.9 million Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$51.2 million Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$33.2 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$3.9 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$16.3 million Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$75.1 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$0.6 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$178.8 million Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$33.7 million Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$54.7 million Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$13.8 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$291.2 million Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -$5.4 million Other Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: +$0.9 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 Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by 1,591.9 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$681 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$291 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$179 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$87 million)

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