Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 38.0% of employment in FNQROC. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.9% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils 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 FNQROC'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
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing8,6136.58,5696.88,4796.7
Goods related45,97234.742,94534.350,56439.8
Household services50,39738.047,11137.641,86432.9
Business services15,48711.715,34512.215,64812.3
Public administration and safety9,8697.49,1787.39,1737.2
Total Industries132,605100.0125,299100.0127,129100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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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Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

economic profile