South East Queensland

Industry composition

In 2023, the Household services sector accounted for 38.4% of employment in South East Queensland. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (33.8% in 2012)

Understanding the economic role of South East Queensland 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 South East Queensland'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.

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Employment composition
South East Queensland202320172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing25,2291.221,4571.219,1581.2
Goods related726,61434.8637,41636.5638,06039.0
Household services802,02938.4636,53336.4551,82433.8
Business services381,10318.3319,19718.3298,74018.3
Public administration and safety131,1986.3112,8256.5108,7266.7
Total Industries2,087,337100.01,746,491100.01,634,019100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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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South East Queensland

economic profile