RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Industry composition

In 2018, the Goods related sector accounted for 27.5% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (33.6% 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: 5.3% Business services, 2018: 7.0% Public administration and safety, 2018: 9.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 24.5% Household services, 2018: 25.9% Goods related, 2018: 27.5% Mining, 2013: 8.1% Business services, 2013: 3.8% Public administration and safety, 2013: 10.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 23.0% Household services, 2013: 17.4% Goods related, 2013: 37.3% Mining, 2008: 17.2% Business services, 2008: 4.4% Public administration and safety, 2008: 9.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 23.1% Household services, 2008: 12.5% Goods related, 2008: 33.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Quilpie Shire201820132008
Goods related14827.524237.328733.6
Household services13925.911317.410712.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing13224.514923.019723.1
Public administration and safety539.86710.4799.2
Business services377.0253.8374.4

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