Douglas Shire Council

Industry composition

In 2022, the Household services sector accounted for 44.2% of employment in Douglas Shire Council. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (41.9% in 2012)

Understanding the economic role of Douglas Shire Council 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 Douglas Shire Council'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
Douglas Shire Council202220172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2453.72974.83404.4
Goods related2,08731.81,89030.42,75436.0
Household services2,90444.22,86346.03,20641.9
Business services95714.688314.21,01213.2
Public administration and safety3695.62854.62913.8
Total Industries6,567100.06,224100.07,653100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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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Douglas Shire Council

economic profile