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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Value added

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Mining is the most productive industry, generating $2,967 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Constant prices2017/182016/17Change
Industry
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$m%Queensland%$m%Queensland%2016/17 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,170.012.53.62,147.213.53.7+22.7
Mining2,967.217.08.31,973.312.48.2+993.8
Manufacturing922.15.37.4933.15.97.3-11.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services844.24.83.5741.34.73.6+102.9
Construction2,027.011.69.51,790.111.39.7+236.9
Wholesale Trade594.03.44.4623.23.94.6-29.2
Retail Trade858.34.95.5822.15.25.5+36.2
Accommodation and Food Services425.62.43.1396.92.53.2+28.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing613.73.55.5639.34.05.8-25.5
Information Media and Telecommunications136.50.81.8182.21.11.9-45.8
Financial and Insurance Services907.75.27.8862.65.47.6+45.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services399.22.33.7375.32.43.7+23.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services659.93.87.0650.24.17.0+9.7
Administrative and Support Services272.51.63.7255.91.63.4+16.7
Public Administration and Safety888.45.16.8883.85.66.7+4.6
Education and Training958.35.55.9955.06.06.1+3.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,427.38.29.21,303.98.29.0+123.4
Arts and Recreation Services57.60.31.070.30.40.9-12.7
Other Services285.91.62.2298.21.92.2-12.3

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, Queensland: 3.6% Mining, Queensland: 8.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 3.5% Construction, Queensland: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.4% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 3.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 7.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.8% Education and Training, Queensland: 5.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 9.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.0% Other Services, Queensland: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.5% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 17.0% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.1% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.3% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.6%
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($2,967 million or 17.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($2,170 million or 12.5%)
  • Construction ($2,027 million or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,164 million in total or 41.1% of the total value added by industry in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 8.3% in Mining; 3.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 9.5% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (17.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (5.2% compared to 7.8%)

Change in value added by industry sector, 2016/17 to 2017/18
Change in value added by industry sector, 2016/17 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$22.7 million Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$993.8 million Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$11.0 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$102.9 million Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$236.9 million Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$29.2 million Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$36.2 million Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$28.7 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$25.5 million Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$45.8 million Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$45.0 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$23.9 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$9.7 million Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$16.7 million Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$4.6 million Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3.3 million Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$123.4 million Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$12.7 million Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$12.3 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 1,511.5 million between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2016/17 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for:

  • Mining (+$994 million)
  • Construction (+$237 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$123 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$103 million)

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