Rockhampton Regional Council area

Industry composition

In 2021, the Household services sector accounted for 38.4% of employment in Rockhampton Regional Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (36.8% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of Rockhampton Regional Council 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 Rockhampton 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.

Employment composition
Rockhampton Regional Council area202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,1514.98272.07671.9
Mining1,0162.37691.84861.2
Goods related16,28337.415,98738.216,98241.4
Household services16,71638.416,89440.415,08636.8
Business services4,66910.74,56310.94,65011.3
Public administration and safety2,7516.32,8056.73,0657.5
Total Industries43,587100.041,844100.041,037100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

economic profile