Canberra Region Joint Organisation area

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Canberra Region

Industry composition

In 2021, the Household services sector accounted for 36.9% of employment in Canberra Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (33.9% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of Canberra Region Joint Organisation area 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 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.

Current area:
Employment composition
Canberra Region202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing9,2268.49,7618.710,6909.8
Goods related39,30835.640,15735.642,38838.8
Household services40,71536.942,26337.537,10233.9
Business services12,33711.212,71911.311,66410.7
Public administration and safety7,3016.67,2106.46,7786.2
Total Industries110,311100.0112,840100.0109,298100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Canberra Region Joint Organisation area

economic profile