In Toowoomba, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $2,662 million in 2017/18.
Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Local sales by industry sector|
|Toowoomba - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Queensland%||$m||%||Queensland%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||670.6||4.6||2.1||689.6||4.8||1.8||-19.0||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||677.3||4.6||3.6||742.5||5.2||4.4||-65.2||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||277.9||1.9||2.6||223.8||1.6||2.2||+54.0||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||593.2||4.0||4.8||570.8||4.0||5.1||+22.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||171.2||1.2||2.1||223.3||1.6||1.7||-52.1||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,050.3||7.2||6.4||949.6||6.7||5.5||+100.7||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,558.1||10.6||14.9||1,778.2||12.5||12.9||-220.1||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||966.2||6.6||6.7||650.3||4.6||5.8||+315.9||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||301.5||2.1||3.1||235.4||1.7||2.6||+66.1||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||808.4||5.5||4.4||768.9||5.4||3.8||+39.5||24400||P|
|Education and Training||585.5||4.0||3.5||573.4||4.0||3.1||+12.1||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||980.7||6.7||5.4||790.5||5.6||3.9||+190.2||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||84.7||0.6||0.8||106.9||0.8||0.7||-22.2||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (2,662 people or 18.1%)
- Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (1,558 people or 10.6%)
- Manufacturing (1,164 people or 7.9%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $5,384 million in total or 36.7% of the total local sales by total industry in Toowoomba.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 19.1% in Construction; 14.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and 7.4% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between local sales by industries in Toowoomba and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.6% compared to 2.1%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (6.7% compared to 5.4%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Public Administration and Safety (5.5% compared to 4.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (10.6% compared to 14.9%)
The total local sales by industry in Toowoomba increased by $451.7 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Toowoomba were for:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$316 million)
- Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (-$220 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$190 million)
- Mining (+$183 million)