RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Balonne Shire

Industry composition

In 2018, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 31.3% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (37.8% in 2008)

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: 1.0% Public administration and safety, 2018: 5.1% Business services, 2018: 5.4% Goods related, 2018: 26.4% Household services, 2018: 30.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 31.3% Mining, 2013: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2013: 5.8% Business services, 2013: 6.4% Goods related, 2013: 28.8% Household services, 2013: 24.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 34.6% Mining, 2008: 0.1% Public administration and safety, 2008: 5.2% Business services, 2008: 6.2% Goods related, 2008: 27.3% Household services, 2008: 23.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 37.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Balonne Shire201820132008
Agriculture, forestry and fishing75431.389034.699837.8
Household services74230.862124.161823.4
Goods related63626.474128.872227.3
Business services1305.41646.41636.2
Public administration and safety1235.11495.81365.2

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