In Toowoomba, Mining most productive industry, generating $2,023 million in 2018/19.
Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Toowoomba. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.
By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Toowoomba’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.
To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Value added by industry sector|
|Industry||$m||%||Queensland||$m||%||Queensland||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||804.0||7.5||3.0||759.0||8.7||3.8||+45.1|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||434.4||4.0||3.6||312.2||3.6||3.4||+122.2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||246.3||2.3||3.1||217.1||2.5||3.1||+29.3|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||467.5||4.3||5.9||447.6||5.1||5.8||+19.8|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||96.3||0.9||1.7||154.7||1.8||1.5||-58.4|
|Financial and Insurance Services||783.6||7.3||7.0||593.4||6.8||6.5||+190.2|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||219.5||2.0||3.3||212.2||2.4||3.3||+7.4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||415.8||3.9||6.6||336.5||3.9||6.4||+79.4|
|Administrative and Support Services||210.2||2.0||3.8||164.9||1.9||3.2||+45.3|
|Public Administration and Safety||594.0||5.5||6.1||656.9||7.5||6.0||-62.9|
|Education and Training||702.0||6.5||5.6||639.4||7.3||5.7||+62.6|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,067.0||9.9||9.0||684.6||7.8||6.9||+382.5|
|Arts and Recreation Services||79.0||0.7||0.9||64.5||0.7||0.8||+14.5|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Toowoomba in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining (2,023 million or 18.8%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (1,067 million or 9.9%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (804 million or 7.5%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 3,894 million in total or 36.2% of the total value added by industry in the Toowoomba.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.1% in Mining; 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 3.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
The major differences between the value added by industries of Toowoomba and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of value added by Mining (18.8% compared to 13.1%)
- A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.5% compared to 3.0%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Administrative and Support Services (2.0% compared to 3.8%)
The total value added by industry in Toowoomba $increased by 2,009 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Toowoomba were for:
- Mining (+$1,031 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$382 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$190 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$122 million)