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South West RED Region

Value added

In South West RED Region, Mining is the most productive industry, generating $701 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
South West RED Region - Constant prices2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing411.119.96.1525.427.87.3-114.3
Mining701.133.914.9131.97.09.9+569.3
Manufacturing51.72.56.958.53.17.5-6.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services84.84.13.568.73.63.6+16.1
Construction148.77.29.8450.623.814.1-301.9
Wholesale Trade64.93.13.568.93.64.1-4.1
Retail Trade67.33.35.666.93.55.9+0.3
Accommodation and Food Services41.92.03.838.12.04.0+3.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing55.62.74.478.24.15.5-22.6
Information Media and Telecommunications21.51.01.313.30.71.2+8.2
Financial and Insurance Services44.92.25.252.52.85.1-7.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services18.40.93.517.80.93.2+0.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services22.11.14.526.81.44.3-4.6
Administrative and Support Services20.51.03.517.80.92.9+2.7
Public Administration and Safety100.04.85.796.85.15.4+3.2
Education and Training69.33.45.562.03.35.5+7.3
Health Care and Social Assistance111.55.49.087.84.67.3+23.7
Arts and Recreation Services6.90.31.05.30.31.0+1.5
Other Services24.41.22.325.81.42.4-1.4

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, South West RED Region: 19.9% Mining, South West RED Region: 33.9% Manufacturing, South West RED Region: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: 4.1% Construction, South West RED Region: 7.2% Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: 3.1% Retail Trade, South West RED Region: 3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: 2.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: 1.1% Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: 4.8% Education and Training, South West RED Region: 3.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: 0.3% Other Services, South West RED Region: 1.2%
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 South West RED Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($701 million or 33.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($411 million or 19.9%)
  • Construction ($149 million or 7.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,261 million in total or 61.0% of the total value added by industry in South West RED Region.

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

The major differences between the value added by industries of South West RED Region and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (33.9% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Manufacturing (2.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (5.4% 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, South West RED Region: -$114.3 million Mining, South West RED Region: +$569.3 million Manufacturing, South West RED Region: -$6.8 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: +$16.1 million Construction, South West RED Region: -$301.9 million Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: -$4.1 million Retail Trade, South West RED Region: +$0.3 million Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: +$3.8 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: -$22.6 million Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: +$8.2 million Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: -$7.6 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: +$0.6 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: -$4.6 million Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: +$2.7 million Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: +$3.2 million Education and Training, South West RED Region: +$7.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: +$23.7 million Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: +$1.5 million Other Services, South West RED Region: -$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 South West RED Region increased by 173.4 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in South West RED Region were for:

  • Mining (+$569 million)
  • Construction (-$302 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$114 million)

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