RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 37.1% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (28.8% 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: 0.5% Public administration and safety, 2018: 4.0% Business services, 2018: 8.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 15.3% Goods related, 2018: 35.0% Household services, 2018: 37.1% Mining, 2013: 0.9% Public administration and safety, 2013: 4.7% Business services, 2013: 8.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 13.9% Goods related, 2013: 40.0% Household services, 2013: 31.8% Mining, 2008: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2008: 4.9% Business services, 2008: 7.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 16.7% Goods related, 2008: 41.3% Household services, 2008: 28.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Southern Downs Regional Council area201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Household services5,86137.15,00431.84,40028.8
Goods related5,53435.06,29240.06,31541.3
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,42215.32,18213.92,55016.7
Business services1,2788.11,3578.61,2127.9
Public administration and safety6314.07374.77494.9
Mining730.51440.9510.3

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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