National economic indicators series

The National Economic Indicators Series is a set of key economic measures for every Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia. The series is drawn from National Economics (NIEIR) modeling and other relevant data sources and is updated annually.

The indicators provide a snapshot of each local economy at a point in time, showing how it contributes to the broader State economy and how it is performing in relation to other areas.

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National economic indicators for local government areas, 2015/2016
Rank Local Govt. Area Gross Regional Product (GRP)(1) Local jobs(1) Worker productivity(1) (GRP/worker) Unemploy- ment(2) Businesses(3) Population (ERP)(4) Building approvals(5)
$m State % Number State % $ Rate Number State % Number State % $000 State %
1 Aurukun 29 u 0.01% u 294 d 0.01% d 99,782 u 91.96% u 6 u 0.00% u 1,451 u 0.03% d --- d 0.00% d
1 Balonne 342 u 0.11% d 2,475 d 0.11% d 138,146 u 3.92% d 907 u 0.22% u 4,726 d 0.10% d 2,550 d 0.01% d
1 Banana 1,890 u 0.61% u 9,711 d 0.41% d 194,653 u 4.17% u -- s % s 15,188 u 0.31% d 24,905 u 0.11% d
1 Barcaldine 264 u 0.08% d 1,773 d 0.08% d 148,607 u 3.90% u 609 u 0.15% u 3,234 d 0.07% d 18,395 u 0.08% u
1 Barcoo 35 u 0.01% d 273 u 0.01% u 128,150 u 5.56% d 86 d 0.02% d 347 d 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Blackall-Tambo 127 s 0.04% d 1,079 d 0.05% d 117,522 u 3.86% u 389 u 0.09% u 2,176 d 0.04% d 1,695 u 0.01% d
1 Boulia 37 s 0.01% d 319 d 0.01% d 114,277 u 5.56% d 82 d 0.02% d 477 d 0.01% d 215 u 0.00% u
1 Brisbane 118,190 u 37.86% u 862,648 u 36.67% u 137,008 u 5.05% u 118,692 u 28.78% u 1,180,285 u 24.37% u 8,842,954 u 40.07% d
1 Bulloo 34 d 0.01% d 386 u 0.02% d 88,224 u 9.74% u 202 u 0.05% u 387 d 0.01% d 20 u 0.00% u
1 Bundaberg 4,001 u 1.28% d 33,627 d 1.43% d 118,968 u 8.94% u 6,497 d 1.58% d 94,640 u 1.95% d 251,753 u 1.14% u
1 Burdekin 1,023 u 0.33% d 7,821 d 0.33% d 130,804 u 9.40% u 2,196 d 0.53% d 17,651 d 0.36% d 14,336 d 0.06% d
1 Burke 417 u 0.13% d 996 d 0.04% d 419,011 u 28.18% u 132 d 0.03% d 565 u 0.01% d 802 d 0.00% d
1 Cairns 8,368 u 2.68% d 71,369 d 3.03% d 117,253 u 7.85% u 13,416 u 3.25% u 161,932 u 3.34% d 440,805 d 2.00% d
1 Carpentaria 166 u 0.05% d 1,146 u 0.05% d 144,466 u 28.31% u 82 d 0.02% d 2,286 u 0.05% d 3,143 u 0.01% u
1 Cassowary Coast 1,500 u 0.48% d 13,008 d 0.55% d 115,315 u 8.47% u 3,237 d 0.78% d 28,721 u 0.59% d 43,607 d 0.20% d
1 Central Highlands 4,758 u 1.52% u 22,626 u 0.96% d 210,295 d 4.56% u 3,052 d 0.74% d 31,083 u 0.64% d 44,320 d 0.20% d
1 Charters Towers 872 u 0.28% d 4,786 d 0.20% d 182,159 u 12.21% u 988 u 0.24% u 12,332 d 0.25% d 10,599 d 0.05% d
1 Cherbourg 35 u 0.01% d 384 d 0.02% d 90,062 u 11.74% u 50 d 0.01% d 1,277 u 0.03% d 117 d 0.00% d
1 Cloncurry 1,172 u 0.38% u 3,829 u 0.16% u 305,946 u 11.00% u 190 u 0.05% u 3,340 d 0.07% d 2,249 d 0.01% d
1 Cook 733 u 0.23% u 3,057 u 0.13% d 239,895 u 29.60% u 311 d 0.08% d 4,501 u 0.09% d 18,709 u 0.08% u
1 Croydon 13 d 0.00% d 128 u 0.01% d 103,359 u 6.94% u 107 u 0.03% u 331 u 0.01% d 212 u 0.00% d
1 Diamantina 21 u 0.01% d 165 u 0.01% u 129,750 u 5.70% d 131 d 0.03% d 280 d 0.01% d 75 d 0.00% d
1 Doomadgee 31 d 0.01% d 339 d 0.01% d 90,458 u 28.28% u 6 s 0.00% d 1,415 u 0.03% d 2,350 u 0.01% u
1 Douglas 919 u 0.29% d 7,460 d 0.32% d 123,136 u 7.34% u 1,417 d 0.34% d 11,844 u 0.24% d 36,037 u 0.16% u
1 Etheridge 125 s 0.04% d 571 d 0.02% d 219,429 u 6.68% u 143 u 0.03% u 942 u 0.02% d 318 d 0.00% d
1 Flinders 142 u 0.05% d 985 d 0.04% d 143,999 u 5.20% u 270 u 0.07% u 1,767 d 0.04% d 1,373 u 0.01% u
1 Fraser Coast 3,787 u 1.21% d 32,355 d 1.38% d 117,031 u 9.82% u 5,807 d 1.41% d 102,671 u 2.12% d 270,890 u 1.23% d
1 Gladstone 5,014 u 1.61% d 36,025 u 1.53% u 139,170 d 6.28% u -- s % s 67,426 u 1.39% u 98,760 d 0.45% d
1 Gold Coast 31,564 u 10.11% u 262,271 u 11.15% u 120,349 u 5.40% d 56,190 d 13.62% d 567,644 u 11.72% u 3,883,174 u 17.60% u
1 Goondiwindi 744 u 0.24% d 5,419 d 0.23% d 137,232 u 3.03% d 1,893 u 0.46% u 11,038 u 0.23% d 16,074 d 0.07% d
1 Gympie 2,019 u 0.65% d 17,072 d 0.73% d 118,243 u 8.66% u 4,298 d 1.04% d 49,259 u 1.02% d 145,756 u 0.66% d
1 Hinchinbrook 625 u 0.20% d 4,930 d 0.21% d 126,775 u 9.41% u 1,376 u 0.33% u 11,176 d 0.23% d 9,282 d 0.04% d
1 Hope Vale 54 u 0.02% d 461 u 0.02% d 117,868 u 29.58% u 3 s 0.00% d 1,161 u 0.02% u --- s 0.00% s
1 Ipswich 8,959 u 2.87% u 70,604 u 3.00% u 126,886 u 7.89% u 8,444 d 2.05% d 198,590 u 4.10% u 1,293,223 u 5.86% u
1 Isaac 7,353 u 2.36% u 27,236 u 1.16% u 269,966 d 2.53% u 1,700 d 0.41% d 23,973 u 0.49% d 7,747 d 0.04% d
1 Kowanyama 34 u 0.01% u 405 u 0.02% d 84,572 u 49.13% u 2 d 0.00% d 1,166 u 0.02% d 2,864 u 0.01% u
1 Livingstone 1,377 u 0.44% u 10,041 u 0.43% u 137,109 u 5.80% u 2,782 d 0.67% d 37,455 u 0.77% u 95,318 u 0.43% d
1 Livingstone 1,377 u 0.44% u 10,041 u 0.43% u 137,109 u 5.80% u 5,569 u 1.35% u 37,455 u 0.77% u 95,318 u 0.43% d
1 Lockhart River 12 u 0.00% d 143 d 0.01% d 85,084 u 29.70% u --- d 0.00% d 563 u 0.01% u 2,563 d 0.01% d
1 Lockyer Valley 1,406 u 0.45% d 12,400 u 0.53% d 113,364 u 7.06% u 2,998 d 0.73% d 39,395 u 0.81% u 95,142 u 0.43% d
1 Logan 10,739 u 3.44% d 95,559 u 4.06% d 112,385 u 6.48% d 20,393 d 4.94% d 313,646 u 6.48% u 773,622 d 3.51% d
1 Longreach 279 u 0.09% d 2,250 d 0.10% d 123,793 u 4.73% u 664 u 0.16% u 4,075 d 0.08% d 4,641 d 0.02% d
1 Mackay 8,259 u 2.65% d 59,327 u 2.52% u 139,208 u 7.30% u 9,747 d 2.36% d 123,540 u 2.55% d 153,697 d 0.70% d
1 Mapoon 7 u 0.00% u 104 u 0.00% u 62,525 u 29.36% u 39 d 0.01% d 302 u 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Maranoa 1,226 u 0.39% u 8,247 u 0.35% d 148,694 u 2.22% u 2,525 u 0.61% u 13,629 u 0.28% d 22,802 d 0.10% d
1 Mareeba 991 u 0.32% d 7,653 d 0.33% d 129,458 u 11.29% u -- s % s 22,029 u 0.45% d 51,936 u 0.24% d
1 Mareeba 991 u 0.32% d 7,653 d 0.33% d 129,458 u 11.29% u 4,184 u 1.01% u 22,029 u 0.45% d 51,936 u 0.24% d
1 McKinlay 550 u 0.18% d 1,402 d 0.06% d 392,126 u 5.25% u 378 u 0.09% u 1,047 d 0.02% d 40 d 0.00% d
1 Moreton Bay 14,541 u 4.66% u 121,861 u 5.18% u 119,326 u 6.01% u 25,140 d 6.10% d 434,751 u 8.98% u 1,468,180 u 6.65% u
1 Mornington 45 u 0.01% u 418 u 0.02% d 106,473 u 28.40% u 4 s 0.00% d 1,237 u 0.03% d 3,237 u 0.01% u
1 Mount Isa 3,965 u 1.27% d 13,349 d 0.57% d 297,027 u 7.82% u 993 d 0.24% d 21,998 d 0.45% d 17,432 d 0.08% d
1 Murweh 289 u 0.09% d 2,371 d 0.10% d 121,672 u 8.85% u 638 d 0.15% d 4,508 d 0.09% d 6,999 u 0.03% d
1 Napranum 20 u 0.01% d 203 u 0.01% d 99,177 u 29.49% u 3 s 0.00% d 987 u 0.02% u --- s 0.00% s
1 Noosa 2,602 u 0.83% d 23,541 u 1.00% u 110,522 u 4.87% d -- s % s 54,022 u 1.12% d 245,629 u 1.11% u
1 Noosa 2,602 u 0.83% d 23,541 u 1.00% u 110,522 u 4.87% d 8,483 u 2.06% u 54,022 u 1.12% d 245,629 u 1.11% u
1 North Burnett 628 u 0.20% d 4,562 d 0.19% d 137,667 u 4.95% u 1,707 u 0.41% u 10,245 d 0.21% d 11,047 d 0.05% d
1 Northern Peninsula Area 76 u 0.02% u 939 u 0.04% d 81,383 u 29.51% u 55 u 0.01% u 2,791 u 0.06% u 1,079 u 0.00% u
1 Palm Island 54 u 0.02% d 745 d 0.03% d 71,987 u 52.66% u 12 u 0.00% u 2,731 u 0.06% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Paroo 106 u 0.03% d 838 d 0.04% d 126,107 u 9.47% u 129 u 0.03% u 1,801 d 0.04% d 2,570 u 0.01% u
1 Pormpuraaw 30 u 0.01% u 315 u 0.01% u 94,108 u 48.84% u 3 d 0.00% d 758 u 0.02% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Quilpie 120 u 0.04% d 639 d 0.03% d 187,197 u 9.55% u 186 u 0.05% u 924 d 0.02% d 2,119 u 0.01% u
1 Redland 5,659 u 1.81% d 45,485 u 1.93% d 124,406 u 5.28% d 11,029 d 2.67% d 152,080 u 3.14% d 457,312 u 2.07% u
1 Richmond 60 d 0.02% d 501 d 0.02% d 120,004 u 5.19% u 123 u 0.03% u 821 d 0.02% d 1,139 u 0.01% d
1 Rockhampton 5,099 u 1.63% d 42,028 u 1.79% d 121,314 u 8.64% u -- s % s 83,309 u 1.72% d 167,523 u 0.76% u
1 Rockhampton 5,099 u 1.63% d 42,028 u 1.79% d 121,314 u 8.64% u 5,137 u 1.25% u 83,309 u 1.72% d 167,523 u 0.76% u
1 Scenic Rim 1,744 u 0.56% d 13,945 u 0.59% d 125,043 u 5.93% u 4,281 u 1.04% u 40,280 u 0.83% d 97,491 u 0.44% d
1 Somerset 856 u 0.27% d 7,144 u 0.30% u 119,824 u 8.90% u 1,962 d 0.48% d 24,300 u 0.50% u 53,728 d 0.24% d
1 South Burnett 1,523 u 0.49% d 12,031 d 0.51% d 126,545 u 8.60% u 3,151 d 0.76% d 32,589 u 0.67% d 34,702 d 0.16% d
1 Southern Downs 1,758 u 0.56% d 15,521 u 0.66% d 113,267 u 4.69% d 4,050 d 0.98% d 35,854 u 0.74% d 92,522 d 0.42% d
1 Sunshine Coast 14,046 u 4.50% u 122,124 u 5.19% u 115,014 u 4.94% d -- s % s 292,990 u 6.05% u 1,318,309 u 5.97% u
1 Sunshine Coast 14,046 u 4.50% u 122,124 u 5.19% u 115,014 u 4.94% d 24,738 u 6.00% u 292,990 u 6.05% u 1,318,309 u 5.97% u
1 Tablelands 1,288 u 0.41% d 10,582 d 0.45% d 121,699 u 9.34% u -- s % s 25,054 u 0.52% d 44,529 d 0.20% d
1 Tablelands 1,288 u 0.41% d 10,582 d 0.45% d 121,699 u 9.34% u 2,656 u 0.64% u 25,054 u 0.52% d 44,529 d 0.20% d
1 Toowoomba 9,578 u 3.07% u 75,518 u 3.21% d 126,829 u 4.01% d 14,982 u 3.63% u 164,469 u 3.40% d 518,089 u 2.35% u
1 Torres 234 u 0.07% u 1,845 u 0.08% d 126,953 u 13.53% u 204 d 0.05% d 3,687 u 0.08% d 12,635 d 0.06% d
1 Torres Strait Island 139 u 0.04% u 1,734 d 0.07% d 79,978 u 35.21% u 37 d 0.01% d 4,652 u 0.10% d 24,424 u 0.11% u
1 Townsville 11,872 u 3.80% d 90,020 d 3.83% d 131,886 u 9.18% u 11,901 d 2.89% d 195,914 u 4.05% u 601,625 d 2.73% d
1 Weipa 216 u 0.07% u 1,375 u 0.06% d 157,150 u 2.41% u 159 d 0.04% d 4,042 u 0.08% u 6,209 d 0.03% d
1 Western Downs 2,715 u 0.87% u 18,573 u 0.79% d 146,185 u 4.07% d 4,827 d 1.17% d 33,951 u 0.70% d 81,747 d 0.37% d
1 Whitsunday 2,468 u 0.79% d 17,677 d 0.75% d 139,637 u 8.40% u 3,548 d 0.86% d 34,270 u 0.71% d 69,602 u 0.32% d
1 Winton 84 u 0.03% d 704 d 0.03% d 119,786 u 5.59% u 75 d 0.02% d 1,322 d 0.03% d 628 d 0.00% d
1 Woorabinda 23 s 0.01% d 297 u 0.01% d 77,231 u 8.29% u 11 d 0.00% d 1,010 u 0.02% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Wujal Wujal 12 s 0.00% d 138 d 0.01% d 85,455 u 29.73% u 3 s 0.00% d 304 u 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Yarrabah 56 d 0.02% d 528 d 0.02% d 106,645 u 58.59% d 18 u 0.00% u 2,689 u 0.06% d 604 u 0.00% u
Total State 312,149 100.00% 2,352,710 100.00% 132,676 % 412,435 100.00% 4,843,303 100.00% 22,066,217 100.00%

Sources:
1National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)©, 2015/16 .
2Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December Quarter 2016.
3Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2012 to June 2016 .
4Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015/16 .
5Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals 2015/16 .
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