RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

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South West RED Region

Industry composition

In 2019, the Goods related sector accounted for 29.8% of employment in South West RED Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (38.5% 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 South West RED 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.

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Employment composition
South West RED Region201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,81019.42,92017.83,40621.2
Mining1,1017.61,76910.88765.5
Goods related4,31729.85,74635.16,18238.5
Household services4,05228.03,68122.53,39721.2
Business services1,0467.21,0786.61,0736.7
Public administration and safety1,1447.91,1907.31,1116.9
Total Industries14,470100.016,382100.016,045100.0

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