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Southern Downs Regional Council

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 37.0% of employment in the 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 the 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 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.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2019: 0.4% Public administration and safety, 2019: 4.2% Business services, 2019: 7.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 16.0% Goods related, 2019: 35.1% Household services, 2019: 37.0% Mining, 2014: 0.6% Public administration and safety, 2014: 5.1% Business services, 2014: 8.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 13.7% Goods related, 2014: 39.2% Household services, 2014: 33.1% Mining, 2009: 0.4% Public administration and safety, 2009: 4.8% Business services, 2009: 7.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 17.8% Goods related, 2009: 39.9% Household services, 2009: 29.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Southern Downs Regional Council201920142009
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Household services5,87637.05,17633.14,53129.3
Goods related5,56135.16,13539.26,17639.9
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,53816.02,14513.72,75517.8
Business services1,1697.41,2918.31,2127.8
Public administration and safety6604.27985.17414.8
Mining600.4980.6600.4

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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