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Light Regional Council

Industry composition

In 2018, the Goods related sector accounted for 43.6% of employment in RDA BGLAP Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (45.5% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of RDA BGLAP 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 RDA BGLAP 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, 2018: 1.4% Public administration and safety, 2018: 2.5% Business services, 2018: 8.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 16.5% Household services, 2018: 27.3% Goods related, 2018: 43.6% Mining, 2013: 1.3% Public administration and safety, 2013: 2.2% Business services, 2013: 7.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 17.9% Household services, 2013: 27.6% Goods related, 2013: 43.1% Mining, 2008: 0.5% Public administration and safety, 2008: 1.8% Business services, 2008: 5.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 20.6% Household services, 2008: 25.7% Goods related, 2008: 45.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Light Regional Council201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Goods related2,50043.62,09443.12,17245.5
Household services1,56427.31,34027.61,22625.7
Agriculture, forestry and fishing94616.587017.998120.6
Business services5058.83777.82765.8
Public administration and safety1412.51092.2881.8
Mining801.4631.3250.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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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