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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 45.8% of employment in the Canberra Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (50.8% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Canberra 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 Canberra 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 Mining, 2015: 0.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 3.3% Business services, 2015: 10.4% Public administration and safety, 2015: 11.1% Household services, 2015: 29.1% Goods related, 2015: 45.8% Mining, 2010: 0.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 3.3% Business services, 2010: 11.1% Public administration and safety, 2010: 10.8% Household services, 2010: 27.8% Goods related, 2010: 46.5% Mining, 2005: 0.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 3.9% Business services, 2005: 10.8% Public administration and safety, 2005: 7.3% Household services, 2005: 26.8% Goods related, 2005: 50.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area201520102005
Goods related7,68445.87,59046.57,41950.8
Household services4,87429.14,54127.83,91126.8
Public administration and safety1,85411.11,75510.81,0647.3
Business services1,73810.41,81611.11,57910.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing5513.35463.35773.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in 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.