RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 38.2% of employment in Toowoomba Regional Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (31.7% 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.

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 Toowoomba Regional Council area'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.

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Employment composition
Toowoomba Regional Council area201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing5,7246.74,5085.84,8686.5
Mining3,0893.62,7833.61,2491.7
Goods related28,60333.627,36835.031,08741.3
Household services32,56038.227,95935.723,83331.7
Business services9,47011.110,00312.89,36112.4
Public administration and safety5,8046.85,6107.24,8956.5
Total Industries85,249100.078,231100.075,293100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile