RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 31.7% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (26.2% 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: 4.6% Business services, 2018: 8.7% Public administration and safety, 2018: 10.4% Goods related, 2018: 20.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 24.2% Household services, 2018: 31.7% Mining, 2013: 3.9% Business services, 2013: 4.5% Public administration and safety, 2013: 12.8% Goods related, 2013: 22.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 28.0% Household services, 2013: 27.9% Mining, 2008: 4.4% Business services, 2008: 5.0% Public administration and safety, 2008: 13.5% Goods related, 2008: 23.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 27.3% Household services, 2008: 26.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Paroo Shire201820132008
Household services28531.725727.924526.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing21724.225828.025527.3
Goods related18320.321222.922023.6
Public administration and safety9410.411812.812613.5
Business services798.7424.5465.0

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