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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Industry composition

In 2015, the Household services sector accounted for 41.4% of employment in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (35.8% 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: 6.4% Business services, 2015: 11.9% Household services, 2015: 41.4% Goods related, 2015: 37.6% Mining, 2015: 0.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 2.4% Public administration and safety, 2010: 6.6% Business services, 2010: 11.9% Household services, 2010: 39.1% Goods related, 2010: 39.3% Mining, 2010: 0.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 2.7% Public administration and safety, 2005: 6.1% Business services, 2005: 11.4% Household services, 2005: 35.8% Goods related, 2005: 42.5% Mining, 2005: 0.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Fraser Coast Regional Council201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing7482.48982.71,0863.7
Mining910.31390.41350.5
Goods related11,80437.613,13339.312,40142.5
Household services12,97541.413,06339.110,46835.8
Business services3,72211.93,96711.93,33411.4
Public administration and safety2,0126.42,1906.61,7906.1

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 2015-16 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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