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Western Downs Regional Council area

Value added

In Western Downs Regional Council area, Mining is the most productive industry, generating $1,267 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
Western 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 Fishing420.111.56.1461.316.47.3-41.2
Mining1,267.034.714.9190.26.79.9+1,076.8
Manufacturing92.02.56.984.93.07.5+7.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services282.47.73.5237.18.43.6+45.2
Construction808.622.19.81,161.641.214.1-353.0
Wholesale Trade72.92.03.563.62.34.1+9.3
Retail Trade100.82.85.686.43.15.9+14.3
Accommodation and Food Services61.91.73.849.11.74.0+12.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing58.21.64.475.42.75.5-17.1
Information Media and Telecommunications10.10.31.35.70.21.2+4.4
Financial and Insurance Services78.02.15.261.42.25.1+16.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28.50.83.528.91.03.2-0.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services57.31.64.549.91.84.3+7.4
Administrative and Support Services31.60.93.523.00.82.9+8.6
Public Administration and Safety78.22.15.765.92.35.4+12.3
Education and Training82.42.35.569.12.55.5+13.3
Health Care and Social Assistance89.12.49.069.12.57.3+20.0
Arts and Recreation Services3.60.11.03.30.11.0+0.3
Other Services32.00.92.332.81.22.4-0.8

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, Western Downs Regional Council area: 11.5% Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: 34.7% Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.7% Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: 22.1% Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.1% Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9%
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 Western Downs Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($1,267 million or 34.7%)
  • Construction ($809 million or 22.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($420 million or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,496 million in total or 68.3% of the total value added by industry in Western Downs Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 14.9% in Mining; 9.8% in Construction; and 6.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (34.7% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (22.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.4% compared to 9.0%)

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, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$41.2 million Mining, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$1,076.8 million Manufacturing, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$7.1 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$45.2 million Construction, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$353.0 million Wholesale Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$9.3 million Retail Trade, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$14.3 million Accommodation and Food Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$12.8 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$17.1 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$4.4 million Financial and Insurance Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$16.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$0.3 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$7.4 million Administrative and Support Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$8.6 million Public Administration and Safety, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$12.3 million Education and Training, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$13.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$20.0 million Arts and Recreation Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: +$0.3 million Other Services, Western Downs Regional Council area: -$0.8 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 Western Downs Regional Council area increased by 835.8 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Mining (+$1,077 million)
  • Construction (-$353 million)

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