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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 35.1% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (29.2% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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: 3.6% Public administration and safety, 2018: 6.0% Business services, 2018: 10.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 11.2% Goods related, 2018: 33.7% Household services, 2018: 35.1% Mining, 2013: 3.4% Public administration and safety, 2013: 6.1% Business services, 2013: 10.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 10.5% Goods related, 2013: 37.8% Household services, 2013: 31.7% Mining, 2008: 1.6% Public administration and safety, 2008: 6.3% Business services, 2008: 10.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 12.7% Goods related, 2008: 39.9% Household services, 2008: 29.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Household services49,41835.142,75731.737,12429.2
Goods related47,55833.751,08537.850,87639.9
Agriculture, forestry and fishing15,72611.214,15210.516,15612.7
Business services14,78410.514,25110.613,14210.3
Public administration and safety8,3876.08,2346.18,0166.3
Mining5,0763.64,5753.42,0391.6

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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