Southern Downs Regional Council

economic profile

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Southern Downs Regional Council

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 37.0% of employment in Southern Downs Regional Council. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (29.3% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Southern Downs 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 the Southern Downs Regional Council'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
Southern Downs Regional Council201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,53816.02,14513.72,75517.8
Mining600.4980.6600.4
Goods related5,56135.16,13539.26,17639.9
Household services5,87637.05,17633.14,53129.3
Business services1,1697.41,2918.31,2127.8
Public administration and safety6604.27985.17414.8
Total Industries15,863100.015,643100.015,476100.0

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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Southern Downs Regional Council

economic profile