RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Industry composition

In 2020, the Goods related sector accounted for 35.3% of employment in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.6% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of 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.

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  • How much of 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?

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Employment composition
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing16,24911.713,75610.316,22812.7
Mining4,1883.06,0614.53,1422.5
Goods related49,25135.347,79535.749,48638.6
Household services46,47833.343,12932.337,92629.6
Business services14,97510.714,06510.513,40210.5
Public administration and safety8,2775.98,9096.77,9796.2
Total Industries139,418100.0133,715100.0128,164100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile