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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local employment

There were 19,746 jobs located in the Western Downs Regional Council area in the year ending June 2018.

This indicator shows the estimated number of jobs in the local area, on an annual basis back to 2001. The dataset is derived from the National Economics microsimulation model, based on the ABS labour force survey, and is generally higher than the figure provided by Census, because it is updated every year, and is not subject to Census undercount.

A count of jobs is one of the most fundamental economic indicators of the size of the local economy, and increasing numbers of jobs generally represent a growing economy. However, jobs are not necessarily full-time and the value of a job varies across areas. For this reason, jobs numbers should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (FTE) and Worker Productivity datasets.

Local jobs
Local jobs 2018, Western Downs Regional Council area: 19,746 2017, Western Downs Regional Council area: 18,292 2016, Western Downs Regional Council area: 18,579 2015, Western Downs Regional Council area: 19,377 2014, Western Downs Regional Council area: 20,575 2013, Western Downs Regional Council area: 19,743 2012, Western Downs Regional Council area: 18,358 2011, Western Downs Regional Council area: 17,501 2010, Western Downs Regional Council area: 16,738 2009, Western Downs Regional Council area: 16,613 2008, Western Downs Regional Council area: 15,987 2007, Western Downs Regional Council area: 15,625 2006, Western Downs Regional Council area: 15,249 2005, Western Downs Regional Council area: 14,871 2004, Western Downs Regional Council area: 14,060 2003, Western Downs Regional Council area: 13,726 2002, Western Downs Regional Council area: 13,673 2001, Western Downs Regional Council area: 13,969
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Local jobs
Western Downs Regional Council areaQueensland
Year (ending June 30)Number% changeNumber% changeWestern Downs Regional Council area as a % of Queensland
201819,746+7.952,486,238+4.820.79
201718,292-1.552,371,895+0.990.77
201618,579-4.122,348,545+1.460.79
201519,377-5.822,314,688-0.400.84
201420,575+4.212,323,896+1.260.89
201319,743+7.552,294,994+0.040.86
201218,358+4.902,294,009+1.040.80
201117,501+4.562,270,469+1.600.77
201016,738+0.752,234,699+0.050.75
200916,613+3.912,233,601+3.140.74
200815,987+2.322,165,617+3.470.74
200715,625+2.472,092,990+4.880.75
200615,249+2.541,995,691+3.750.76
200514,871+5.771,923,524+5.720.77
200414,060+2.431,819,451+3.590.77
200313,726+0.391,756,403+3.790.78
200213,673-2.121,692,230+1.890.81
200113,969--1,660,768--0.84

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts

Annual change in local jobs
Annual change in local jobs 2018, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2017, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2016, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2015, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2014, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2013, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2012, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2011, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2010, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2009, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2008, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2007, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2006, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2005, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2004, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2003, Average annual growth rate: 2.0% 2018, Queensland: 4.8% 2017, Queensland: 1.0% 2016, Queensland: 1.5% 2015, Queensland: -0.4% 2014, Queensland: 1.3% 2013, Queensland: 0.0% 2012, Queensland: 1.0% 2011, Queensland: 1.6% 2010, Queensland: 0.0% 2009, Queensland: 3.1% 2008, Queensland: 3.5% 2007, Queensland: 4.9% 2006, Queensland: 3.8% 2005, Queensland: 5.7% 2004, Queensland: 3.6% 2003, Queensland: 3.8% 2018, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.9% 2017, Western Downs Regional Council area: -1.5% 2016, Western Downs Regional Council area: -4.1% 2015, Western Downs Regional Council area: -5.8% 2014, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.2% 2013, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.5% 2012, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.9% 2011, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.6% 2010, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% 2009, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% 2008, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.3% 2007, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% 2006, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.5% 2005, Western Downs Regional Council area: 5.8% 2004, Western Downs Regional Council area: 2.4% 2003, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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