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In Toowoomba, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $3,111 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Toowoomba. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Toowoomba’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 get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,873.48.33.31,612.68.43.5+260.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,
Wholesale Trade753.13.33.5690.33.63.6+62.8
Retail Trade771.93.43.8782.44.13.7-10.5
Accommodation and Food Services511.92.33.0464.12.42.8+47.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,
Information Media and Telecommunications220.71.01.8364.01.91.5-143.4
Financial and Insurance Services1,
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,377.96.19.41,326.06.98.3+51.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services810.63.65.8652.43.45.2+158.2
Administrative and Support Services375.31.73.1322.31.72.6+53.0
Public Administration and Safety1,,
Education and Training1,
Health Care and Social Assistance1,553.86.96.1914.44.73.9+639.4
Arts and Recreation Services193.00.91.0172.20.91.0+20.8
Other Services417.11.92.1421.52.21.9-4.4
Total industries22,486.8100.0100.019,264.5100.0100.0+3,222.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($3,111 million or 13.8%)
  • Construction ($2,621 million or 11.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,385 million or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,117 million in total or 36.1% of the total output by total industry in the Toowoomba.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.5% in Mining; 13.4% in Construction and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (13.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Toowoomba increased by $3,222 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Toowoomba were for:

  • Mining (+$1,718 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$639 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$305 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$261 million)

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