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, 2014/2015
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 23 u 0.01% u 312 d 0.01% d 73,912 u 24.58% d 3 s 0.00% d 1,424 u 0.03% d 5,079 u 0.03% u
1 Balonne 315 u 0.11% d 2,589 d 0.12% d 121,778 u 4.96% d 945 u 0.22% u 4,826 d 0.10% d 4,701 u 0.03% u
1 Banana 2,048 u 0.71% d 9,913 u 0.44% d 206,620 u 3.94% u 2,546 u 0.58% d 15,209 u 0.32% d 22,637 u 0.13% d
1 Barcaldine 238 s 0.08% d 1,846 d 0.08% d 128,834 u 1.01% d 592 u 0.14% d 3,342 u 0.07% d 4,169 d 0.02% d
1 Barcoo 29 u 0.01% u 252 u 0.01% u 116,561 u 1.56% d 91 u 0.02% d 357 d 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Blackall-Tambo 112 d 0.04% d 1,140 d 0.05% d 98,612 u 1.01% d 378 u 0.09% d 2,238 d 0.05% d 946 d 0.01% d
1 Boulia 27 d 0.01% d 302 d 0.01% d 89,943 u 1.43% d 87 u 0.02% d 490 d 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Brisbane 109,236 u 37.66% d 804,673 u 35.98% u 135,752 u 5.37% u 113,519 d 26.03% d 1,162,186 u 24.32% d 7,149,690 u 40.63% u
1 Bulloo 277 u 0.10% u 370 d 0.02% d 749,002 u 2.31% d 202 u 0.05% d 396 d 0.01% d 280 u 0.00% u
1 Bundaberg 3,619 u 1.25% d 32,541 d 1.46% d 111,224 u 11.33% u 6,448 d 1.48% d 94,380 u 1.97% d 204,069 u 1.16% u
1 Burdekin 996 u 0.34% d 7,809 d 0.35% d 127,591 u 8.21% u 2,175 d 0.50% d 17,831 u 0.37% d 23,201 d 0.13% d
1 Burke 340 u 0.12% u 859 d 0.04% d 395,776 u 8.21% d 133 d 0.03% d 562 u 0.01% d 80 d 0.00% d
1 Cairns 7,816 u 2.69% d 68,865 d 3.08% d 113,494 u 7.13% u 721 u 0.17% u 160,285 u 3.35% d 313,801 d 1.78% d
1 Carpentaria 153 u 0.05% u 1,188 u 0.05% u 128,951 u 8.31% d 83 d 0.02% d 2,262 u 0.05% d 1,850 u 0.01% u
1 Cassowary Coast 1,392 u 0.48% d 12,792 d 0.57% d 108,810 u 7.61% u 3,252 d 0.75% d 28,689 u 0.60% d 44,896 d 0.26% d
1 Central Highlands 5,202 u 1.79% d 23,510 u 1.05% u 221,244 d 4.42% u 3,124 d 0.72% d 31,454 u 0.66% d 28,586 d 0.16% d
1 Charters Towers 1,025 u 0.35% u 5,003 d 0.22% d 204,860 u 11.40% u 902 u 0.21% d 12,433 d 0.26% d 9,835 d 0.06% d
1 Cherbourg 29 u 0.01% d 385 d 0.02% d 74,610 u 14.43% u 49 d 0.01% d 1,291 u 0.03% d 427 d 0.00% d
1 Cloncurry 1,073 u 0.37% u 3,733 u 0.17% u 287,499 u 3.09% d 200 u 0.05% u 3,351 u 0.07% d 6,740 u 0.04% u
1 Cook 637 u 0.22% u 3,032 u 0.14% u 210,091 u 9.41% d 286 d 0.07% d 4,388 d 0.09% d 19,658 u 0.11% u
1 Croydon 10 s 0.00% d 131 u 0.01% u 79,739 d 2.27% d 105 u 0.02% u 326 d 0.01% d 180 u 0.00% d
1 Diamantina 18 u 0.01% u 147 u 0.01% u 121,204 u 1.48% d 138 s 0.03% d 288 d 0.01% d --- d 0.00% d
1 Doomadgee 25 d 0.01% d 342 d 0.02% d 72,319 d 8.25% d 6 s 0.00% d 1,399 u 0.03% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Douglas 901 u 0.31% d 7,472 d 0.33% d 120,558 u 6.55% u 5,328 u 1.22% u 11,661 u 0.24% d 51,652 u 0.29% u
1 Etheridge 125 u 0.04% u 571 d 0.03% d 218,196 u 1.94% d 139 u 0.03% u 926 d 0.02% d 139 d 0.00% d
1 Flinders 137 u 0.05% d 1,040 d 0.05% d 131,507 u 1.19% d 270 u 0.06% d 1,792 d 0.04% d 1,137 u 0.01% u
1 Fraser Coast 3,432 u 1.18% d 30,571 d 1.37% d 112,262 u 12.45% u 5,672 d 1.30% d 101,977 u 2.13% d 222,964 u 1.27% u
1 Gladstone 5,413 u 1.87% u 34,639 u 1.55% u 156,270 u 5.42% d 3,998 d 0.92% d 67,464 u 1.41% u 99,426 d 0.57% d
1 Gold Coast 26,980 u 9.30% d 238,533 u 10.67% d 113,105 u 5.85% d 57,562 d 13.20% d 555,608 u 11.63% u 2,058,620 u 11.70% u
1 Goondiwindi 704 u 0.24% d 5,518 d 0.25% d 127,560 u 3.67% d 1,827 u 0.42% d 11,022 u 0.23% d 14,043 d 0.08% d
1 Gympie 1,792 u 0.62% d 16,170 d 0.72% d 110,838 u 10.59% u 4,228 d 0.97% d 48,681 u 1.02% d 86,902 d 0.49% d
1 Hinchinbrook 582 u 0.20% d 4,872 d 0.22% d 119,471 u 8.94% u 1,303 d 0.30% d 11,352 d 0.24% d 16,581 d 0.09% d
1 Hope Vale 36 u 0.01% u 470 u 0.02% u 76,269 u 9.51% d 3 s 0.00% d 1,125 u 0.02% u --- s 0.00% s
1 Ipswich 7,890 u 2.72% d 66,662 u 2.98% u 118,363 u 7.29% u 7,945 d 1.82% d 193,015 u 4.04% u 1,013,700 u 5.76% u
1 Isaac 8,234 u 2.84% d 28,261 u 1.26% u 291,368 d 2.87% u 1,750 u 0.40% d 24,267 u 0.51% d 8,763 d 0.05% d
1 Kowanyama 22 s 0.01% d 392 u 0.02% d 55,273 d 15.80% d 2 d 0.00% d 1,142 u 0.02% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Livingstone 1,629 u 0.56% u 10,452 u 0.47% u 155,860 u 6.00% u 5,502 u 1.26% u 37,001 u 0.77% u 92,563 u 0.53% u
1 Lockhart River 9 u 0.00% u 157 u 0.01% u 59,908 u 9.41% d --- d 0.00% d 548 u 0.01% d 1,599 d 0.01% d
1 Lockyer Valley 1,322 u 0.46% d 12,081 u 0.54% u 109,400 u 6.77% u 2,914 d 0.67% d 38,798 u 0.81% u 73,190 d 0.42% d
1 Logan 9,617 u 3.32% d 88,797 d 3.97% d 108,299 u 9.03% u 19,214 d 4.41% d 308,681 u 6.46% u 661,804 d 3.76% d
1 Longreach 279 d 0.10% d 2,421 d 0.11% d 115,370 u 1.41% d 660 u 0.15% d 4,092 d 0.09% d 4,792 d 0.03% d
1 Mackay 7,632 u 2.63% d 59,885 u 2.68% u 127,446 d 7.59% u 9,864 d 2.26% d 123,724 u 2.59% d 264,391 d 1.50% d
1 Mapoon 5 u 0.00% u 98 u 0.00% u 51,834 u 9.35% d 36 d 0.01% d 294 u 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Maranoa 1,511 u 0.52% u 8,498 u 0.38% u 177,845 u 2.08% d 2,512 u 0.58% d 13,862 u 0.29% d 29,672 u 0.17% d
1 Mareeba 861 u 0.30% d 7,497 d 0.34% d 114,881 u 8.67% d 4,006 u 0.92% u 21,833 u 0.46% d 43,507 u 0.25% u
1 McKinlay 472 u 0.16% u 1,250 d 0.06% d 377,242 u 1.27% d 378 u 0.09% d 1,062 d 0.02% d 13 d 0.00% d
1 Moreton Bay 12,387 u 4.27% u 115,546 u 5.17% u 107,200 u 6.05% u 25,128 d 5.76% d 425,482 u 8.90% u 1,406,650 u 7.99% u
1 Mornington 33 u 0.01% u 422 u 0.02% u 79,136 u 8.31% d 4 s 0.00% d 1,225 u 0.03% d 9,078 u 0.05% u
1 Mount Isa 3,267 u 1.13% u 13,142 d 0.59% d 248,592 u 2.02% d 1,057 d 0.24% d 22,517 u 0.47% d 15,058 d 0.09% d
1 Murweh 286 u 0.10% d 2,639 d 0.12% d 108,511 u 2.17% d 640 d 0.15% d 4,626 d 0.10% d 2,304 d 0.01% d
1 Napranum 15 u 0.01% u 201 u 0.01% u 72,286 u 9.46% d 3 s 0.00% d 962 u 0.02% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Noosa 2,287 u 0.79% d 22,226 u 0.99% d 102,899 u 6.82% u 7,089 d 1.63% d 53,515 u 1.12% d 150,731 u 0.86% d
1 North Burnett 716 u 0.25% u 4,597 d 0.21% d 155,658 u 6.43% u 1,660 u 0.38% d 10,292 d 0.22% d 8,587 d 0.05% d
1 Northern Peninsula Area 73 u 0.03% u 1,043 u 0.05% u 70,125 u 9.34% d 48 u 0.01% u 2,714 u 0.06% u 6,709 u 0.04% u
1 Palm Island 45 u 0.02% d 738 d 0.03% d 61,207 u 60.93% u 9 s 0.00% d 2,671 u 0.06% d 531 u 0.00% u
1 Paroo 95 u 0.03% d 953 d 0.04% d 100,087 u 2.43% d 130 u 0.03% d 1,841 d 0.04% d 2,358 u 0.01% u
1 Pormpuraaw 24 u 0.01% u 327 u 0.01% u 73,814 u 15.53% d 3 d 0.00% d 743 u 0.02% d 2,251 u 0.01% u
1 Quilpie 146 u 0.05% u 671 d 0.03% d 217,390 u 2.44% d 187 u 0.04% d 948 d 0.02% d 1,070 u 0.01% u
1 Redland 4,792 u 1.65% d 42,897 d 1.92% d 111,711 u 5.07% d 11,183 d 2.56% d 149,989 u 3.14% d 330,567 u 1.88% u
1 Richmond 53 d 0.02% d 500 d 0.02% d 106,643 u 1.28% d 123 u 0.03% d 832 d 0.02% d 515 d 0.00% d
1 Rockhampton 5,014 u 1.73% d 42,505 u 1.90% u 117,964 u 8.41% u 9,892 u 2.27% u 83,653 u 1.75% d 162,797 u 0.93% u
1 Scenic Rim 1,540 u 0.53% d 13,276 d 0.59% d 115,984 u 6.68% u 4,094 d 0.94% d 39,757 u 0.83% d 87,205 u 0.50% u
1 Somerset 749 u 0.26% d 6,798 u 0.30% u 110,107 u 7.52% u 1,934 d 0.44% d 24,007 u 0.50% u 42,752 d 0.24% d
1 South Burnett 1,454 d 0.50% d 11,708 d 0.52% d 124,164 u 10.79% u 3,118 d 0.71% d 32,575 u 0.68% d 30,777 d 0.17% d
1 Southern Downs 1,692 u 0.58% d 15,702 u 0.70% d 107,785 u 5.42% d 3,998 d 0.92% d 35,738 u 0.75% d 53,612 d 0.30% d
1 Sunshine Coast 12,365 u 4.26% u 113,492 u 5.07% u 108,949 u 7.03% u 57,170 u 13.11% u 287,539 u 6.02% u 1,133,530 u 6.44% u
1 Tablelands 1,178 u 0.41% d 10,341 d 0.46% d 113,952 u 8.60% u 2,650 d 0.61% d 24,997 u 0.52% d 29,272 d 0.17% d
1 Toowoomba 9,300 u 3.21% u 74,072 d 3.31% d 125,549 u 4.99% u 14,472 u 3.32% d 163,232 u 3.42% d 646,172 u 3.67% u
1 Torres 211 u 0.07% u 1,959 u 0.09% u 107,615 u 4.41% d 207 d 0.05% d 3,665 u 0.08% d 17,862 d 0.10% d
1 Torres Strait Island 116 u 0.04% d 1,901 u 0.09% u 61,079 u 8.41% d 31 d 0.01% d 4,635 u 0.10% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Townsville 11,833 u 4.08% u 90,459 d 4.04% d 130,806 u 8.15% u 11,684 d 2.68% d 193,946 u 4.06% u 687,931 u 3.91% d
1 Weipa 194 u 0.07% u 1,306 d 0.06% d 148,547 u 0.68% d 147 d 0.03% d 3,966 u 0.08% u 9,129 d 0.05% d
1 Western Downs 3,346 u 1.15% u 18,614 u 0.83% u 179,739 u 3.80% d 4,865 d 1.12% d 33,799 u 0.71% d 124,412 u 0.71% d
1 Whitsunday 2,493 u 0.86% d 18,477 u 0.83% u 134,942 u 10.06% u 3,416 d 0.78% d 34,312 u 0.72% d 48,741 d 0.28% d
1 Winton 77 u 0.03% d 774 d 0.03% d 98,857 u 1.45% d 79 s 0.02% d 1,359 d 0.03% d 575 d 0.00% d
1 Woorabinda 17 d 0.01% d 293 u 0.01% u 58,272 d 8.17% u 11 d 0.00% d 1,001 u 0.02% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Wujal Wujal 10 s 0.00% d 138 d 0.01% d 74,410 d 9.29% d 3 s 0.00% d 296 u 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Yarrabah 55 d 0.02% d 570 d 0.03% d 96,959 u 56.29% d 6 d 0.00% d 2,686 u 0.06% d --- s 0.00% s
Total State 290,088 100.00% 2,236,328 100.00% 129,716 % 436,139 100.00% 4,778,854 100.00% 17,597,459 100.00%

Sources:
1National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)©, 2014/15 .
2Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December Quarter 2015.
3Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2011 to June 2015 .
4Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014/15 .
5Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals Jan 2016 .
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