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

Industry composition

In 2018, the Goods related sector accounted for 40.0% of employment in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (38.4% 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 Public administration and safety, 2018: 4.6% Business services, 2018: 7.3% Mining, 2018: 8.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 15.3% Household services, 2018: 24.1% Goods related, 2018: 40.0% Public administration and safety, 2013: 4.1% Business services, 2013: 7.1% Mining, 2013: 7.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 14.5% Household services, 2013: 20.0% Goods related, 2013: 46.4% Public administration and safety, 2008: 4.8% Business services, 2008: 7.2% Mining, 2008: 3.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 23.2% Household services, 2008: 23.3% Goods related, 2008: 38.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Western Downs Regional Council area201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Goods related7,90840.09,16146.46,13538.4
Household services4,76324.13,95620.03,72423.3
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,01115.32,85314.53,70123.2
Mining1,7038.61,5617.95243.3
Business services1,4517.31,3947.11,1447.2
Public administration and safety9104.68194.17594.8

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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