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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 37.4% of employment in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (41.0% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 5.8% Business services, 2015: 10.7% Household services, 2015: 36.3% Goods related, 2015: 37.4% Mining, 2015: 0.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 9.0% Public administration and safety, 2010: 5.9% Business services, 2010: 10.5% Household services, 2010: 34.0% Goods related, 2010: 38.9% Mining, 2010: 0.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 9.8% Public administration and safety, 2005: 5.5% Business services, 2005: 9.8% Household services, 2005: 30.9% Goods related, 2005: 41.0% Mining, 2005: 0.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 11.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing8,7879.010,2699.811,33311.9
Mining9240.99630.97430.8
Goods related36,39537.440,87138.939,12741.0
Household services35,33036.335,69034.029,49930.9
Business services10,38910.711,00810.59,3859.8
Public administration and safety5,6045.86,1845.95,2845.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

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