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.

Please note that the Local Government Areas listed here relate to boundaries which were current at June 2016, just prior to the 2016 Census, and used in the Census. Any changes since that time will not be reflected. As a consequence, the figures may not match exactly those used in other .id sites, which have been adjusted to reflect post-Census changes.

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National economic indicators for local government areas, 2016/2017
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 d 0.01% d 348 d 0.01% d 84,894 u % s 6 d 0.00% d 1,343 u 0.03% d 10,163 u 0.05% u
1 Balonne 352 u 0.11% u 2,436 u 0.10% u 144,839 u 4.15% u 925 u 0.21% d 4,391 d 0.09% d 1,842 d 0.01% d
1 Banana 2,379 u 0.77% u 9,188 d 0.39% d 258,955 u 3.99% d 2,581 d 0.59% d 14,521 d 0.29% d 15,978 d 0.07% d
1 Barcaldine 300 u 0.10% u 1,615 d 0.07% d 186,096 u 3.91% d 616 d 0.14% d 2,853 d 0.06% d 1,762 d 0.01% d
1 Barcoo 31 u 0.01% u 228 u 0.01% u 136,665 d 5.59% d 64 s 0.01% d 272 s 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Blackall-Tambo 140 u 0.05% u 989 u 0.04% u 142,289 u 3.88% d 362 d 0.08% d 1,889 d 0.04% d 1,094 d 0.00% d
1 Boulia 31 u 0.01% u 282 u 0.01% u 112,886 d 5.48% d 74 s 0.02% d 431 d 0.01% d 141 d 0.00% d
1 Brisbane 114,889 u 37.07% d 835,561 u 35.38% d 137,499 u 5.58% u 123,286 u 28.40% u 1,206,607 u 24.48% u 7,447,830 d 33.72% d
1 Bulloo 53 u 0.02% u 292 u 0.01% u 184,286 u 9.25% u 95 d 0.02% d 350 d 0.01% d 401 u 0.00% u
1 Bundaberg 3,977 u 1.28% d 35,135 u 1.49% d 113,197 u 8.69% d 6,564 u 1.51% d 94,858 u 1.92% d 188,341 d 0.85% d
1 Burdekin 1,054 d 0.34% d 8,149 d 0.35% d 129,430 u 8.68% d 2,162 d 0.50% d 17,215 d 0.35% d 58,774 u 0.27% u
1 Burke 30 d 0.01% d 201 d 0.01% d 148,749 d 34.24% u 21 u 0.00% u 347 u 0.01% d --- d 0.00% d
1 Cairns 8,414 u 2.71% d 77,138 u 3.27% u 109,085 u 5.76% d 13,630 d 3.14% d 164,536 u 3.34% d 497,637 u 2.25% u
1 Carpentaria 131 u 0.04% u 989 u 0.04% u 133,222 u 34.29% u 124 u 0.03% u 2,004 d 0.04% d 5,195 u 0.02% u
1 Cassowary Coast 1,482 u 0.48% d 13,098 d 0.55% d 113,161 u 6.22% d 3,243 u 0.75% d 29,680 u 0.60% d 43,915 u 0.20% u
1 Central Highlands 4,397 u 1.42% u 18,773 d 0.79% d 234,250 u 4.50% d 3,118 d 0.72% d 28,684 d 0.58% d 10,127 d 0.05% d
1 Charters Towers 616 d 0.20% d 4,780 d 0.20% d 128,976 d 12.36% u 1,126 d 0.26% d 11,949 d 0.24% d 12,733 u 0.06% u
1 Cherbourg 30 u 0.01% u 358 u 0.02% u 86,367 u 11.58% d 103 u 0.02% d 1,314 u 0.03% d 4,889 u 0.02% u
1 Cloncurry 859 d 0.28% d 3,324 d 0.14% d 258,661 d 8.99% d 280 d 0.06% d 3,123 u 0.06% d 4,551 u 0.02% u
1 Cook 592 d 0.19% d 3,250 d 0.14% d 182,322 d 27.79% d 293 u 0.07% u 4,461 u 0.09% d 17,521 d 0.08% d
1 Croydon 15 u 0.00% u 124 u 0.01% u 123,097 d 7.04% d 48 d 0.01% d 294 d 0.01% d 35 d 0.00% d
1 Diamantina 35 u 0.01% u 179 u 0.01% u 196,045 u 5.47% d 56 d 0.01% d 288 d 0.01% d 2,634 u 0.01% u
1 Doomadgee 30 u 0.01% u 384 u 0.02% u 78,471 u 34.28% u 47 u 0.01% u 1,492 u 0.03% d 4,738 u 0.02% u
1 Douglas 643 d 0.21% d 6,363 d 0.27% d 101,072 d 4.94% d 1,328 d 0.31% d 12,186 u 0.25% d 31,809 d 0.14% d
1 Etheridge 78 u 0.03% u 489 u 0.02% u 159,486 u 7.18% d 164 d 0.04% d 821 u 0.02% d --- d 0.00% d
1 Flinders 135 u 0.04% u 986 d 0.04% d 137,497 u 5.31% d 221 s 0.05% d 1,521 d 0.03% d 681 d 0.00% d
1 Fraser Coast 3,760 u 1.21% d 33,377 u 1.41% d 112,655 u 9.60% d 5,877 u 1.35% d 103,998 u 2.11% d 268,199 d 1.21% u
1 Gladstone 4,923 d 1.59% d 30,177 d 1.28% d 163,150 d 7.85% u 3,835 d 0.88% d 63,052 d 1.28% d 69,382 d 0.31% d
1 Gold Coast 33,912 u 10.94% u 277,040 u 11.73% u 122,411 u 5.14% d 64,767 u 14.92% u 592,330 u 12.02% u 4,458,410 u 20.19% u
1 Goondiwindi 721 u 0.23% u 5,319 d 0.23% d 135,625 u 2.94% d 1,921 u 0.44% u 10,785 d 0.22% d 21,706 u 0.10% u
1 Gympie 2,093 u 0.68% u 18,372 d 0.78% d 113,965 u 7.91% d 4,400 u 1.01% d 51,013 u 1.04% d 112,115 d 0.51% d
1 Hinchinbrook 587 u 0.19% u 4,833 d 0.20% d 121,552 u 9.67% u 1,387 d 0.32% d 10,900 d 0.22% d 19,203 u 0.09% u
1 Hope Vale 42 u 0.01% u 467 u 0.02% u 90,315 u 27.79% d 32 u 0.01% u 990 u 0.02% u 9,154 u 0.04% u
1 Ipswich 9,286 u 3.00% u 73,078 u 3.09% u 127,072 u 7.54% d 8,933 u 2.06% u 206,467 u 4.19% u 1,151,523 d 5.21% d
1 Isaac 7,476 u 2.41% u 23,725 u 1.00% u 315,115 u 2.11% d 1,728 u 0.40% u 21,199 d 0.43% d 3,306 d 0.01% d
1 Kowanyama 28 u 0.01% u 332 u 0.01% u 85,090 u 50.73% u 1 s 0.00% d 984 s 0.02% d 5,030 u 0.02% u
1 Livingstone 1,287 u 0.42% d 10,115 d 0.43% d 127,331 u 5.92% u 2,881 u 0.66% d 37,393 u 0.76% d 65,916 d 0.30% d
1 Lockhart River 24 u 0.01% u 283 u 0.01% u 87,395 d 28.04% u 20 u 0.00% u 769 u 0.02% u 6,690 u 0.03% u
1 Lockyer Valley 1,583 u 0.51% u 12,637 u 0.54% u 125,326 u 7.13% u 3,085 u 0.71% d 40,189 u 0.82% u 116,269 u 0.53% u
1 Logan 11,181 u 3.61% d 105,724 u 4.48% u 105,760 d 6.05% d 21,126 u 4.87% u 319,652 u 6.49% u 741,498 d 3.36% d
1 Longreach 309 u 0.10% u 2,109 d 0.09% d 146,907 u 4.20% d 629 d 0.14% d 3,598 d 0.07% d 3,287 d 0.01% d
1 Mackay 7,041 d 2.27% d 51,550 d 2.18% d 136,603 u 5.96% d 9,746 d 2.24% d 117,064 d 2.38% d 150,748 d 0.68% d
1 Mapoon 5 u 0.00% u 70 s 0.00% d 78,446 u 28.16% u 8 u 0.00% u 326 u 0.01% d --- s 0.00% s
1 Maranoa 1,545 u 0.50% u 8,347 d 0.35% d 185,128 u 2.65% u 2,477 d 0.57% d 12,843 d 0.26% d 11,818 d 0.05% d
1 Mareeba 1,263 u 0.41% u 8,545 u 0.36% u 147,907 u 9.17% d 2,043 d 0.47% d 22,311 u 0.45% d 41,420 d 0.19% d
1 McKinlay 367 d 0.12% d 1,341 u 0.06% u 274,090 d 5.34% d 334 s 0.08% d 790 d 0.02% d 120 u 0.00% u
1 Moreton Bay 15,118 u 4.88% d 132,252 u 5.60% u 114,313 u 5.87% d 27,206 u 6.27% u 448,118 u 9.09% u 1,618,229 u 7.33% u
1 Mornington 43 u 0.01% u 472 u 0.02% u 91,690 u 34.24% u 50 u 0.01% u 1,203 u 0.02% d 5,633 u 0.03% u
1 Mount Isa 2,003 d 0.65% d 10,134 d 0.43% d 197,655 u 9.09% u 955 d 0.22% d 18,899 d 0.38% d 12,461 d 0.06% d
1 Murweh 235 u 0.08% u 2,229 d 0.09% d 105,596 u 8.03% d 650 u 0.15% u 4,309 d 0.09% d 946 d 0.00% d
1 Napranum 31 u 0.01% u 247 u 0.01% u 128,728 u 27.84% d 22 u 0.01% u 1,028 u 0.02% u 1,249 u 0.01% u
1 Noosa 2,727 u 0.88% d 23,606 d 1.00% d 115,527 u 4.66% d 6,896 u 1.59% d 54,736 u 1.11% d 230,021 d 1.04% d
1 North Burnett 641 u 0.21% d 4,938 u 0.21% u 129,923 d 4.73% d 1,682 d 0.39% d 10,632 u 0.22% d 10,152 d 0.05% d
1 Northern Peninsula Area 79 u 0.03% u 1,056 u 0.04% u 75,481 u 23.07% d 30 d 0.01% d 3,008 u 0.06% u 13,845 u 0.06% u
1 Palm Island 57 u 0.02% u 836 u 0.04% u 68,642 u 50.38% d 15 d 0.00% d 2,634 u 0.05% d 16,750 u 0.08% u
1 Paroo 111 u 0.04% u 919 u 0.04% u 121,129 u 9.07% d 250 d 0.06% d 1,665 d 0.03% d 2,622 u 0.01% u
1 Pormpuraaw 14 u 0.00% u 237 u 0.01% u 60,794 d 50.68% u 1 s 0.00% d 807 u 0.02% u --- s 0.00% s
1 Quilpie 86 u 0.03% u 600 u 0.03% u 143,311 u 9.13% u 160 d 0.04% d 821 d 0.02% d 2,687 u 0.01% u
1 Redland 5,471 u 1.77% d 46,907 d 1.99% d 116,634 u 7.15% u 11,859 u 2.73% d 154,312 u 3.13% d 473,943 u 2.15% u
1 Richmond 93 u 0.03% u 891 u 0.04% u 105,313 u 5.45% d 200 s 0.05% d 794 d 0.02% d 1,219 u 0.01% u
1 Rockhampton 4,790 u 1.55% d 41,400 d 1.75% d 115,710 u 8.34% d 5,194 d 1.20% d 81,446 d 1.65% d 142,622 d 0.65% d
1 Scenic Rim 1,726 u 0.56% d 14,433 d 0.61% d 119,587 u 5.57% d 4,349 u 1.00% d 41,735 u 0.85% u 194,878 u 0.88% u
1 Somerset 887 u 0.29% d 6,894 d 0.29% d 128,780 u 8.42% d 2,013 u 0.46% d 25,545 u 0.52% d 65,931 u 0.30% u
1 South Burnett 1,551 u 0.50% d 12,360 d 0.52% d 125,507 u 8.33% d 3,020 d 0.70% d 32,707 d 0.66% d 39,254 u 0.18% u
1 Southern Downs 1,808 u 0.58% d 14,873 d 0.63% d 121,558 u 4.79% u 4,066 u 0.94% d 35,542 d 0.72% d 115,489 u 0.52% u
1 Sunshine Coast 14,987 u 4.84% u 128,758 d 5.45% d 116,401 u 5.02% u 30,478 u 7.02% u 311,551 u 6.32% u 2,117,634 u 9.59% u
1 Tablelands 1,195 u 0.39% d 9,953 d 0.42% d 120,086 u 6.62% d 2,668 d 0.61% d 25,425 u 0.52% d 48,280 u 0.22% u
1 Toowoomba 10,473 u 3.38% u 80,565 u 3.41% u 130,000 u 5.34% u 15,650 u 3.60% d 166,409 u 3.38% d 652,964 u 2.96% u
1 Torres 208 u 0.07% u 1,689 d 0.07% d 123,206 u 11.27% d 209 d 0.05% d 3,798 u 0.08% d 36,733 u 0.17% u
1 Torres Strait Island 116 u 0.04% u 1,179 d 0.05% d 99,168 u 34.46% u 19 d 0.00% d 4,871 u 0.10% u 21,921 d 0.10% d
1 Townsville 11,230 u 3.62% u 92,126 d 3.90% d 121,905 u 9.27% u 11,961 d 2.76% d 193,601 u 3.93% d 526,183 d 2.38% d
1 Weipa 181 u 0.06% u 1,280 u 0.05% u 141,311 u 3.30% u 152 d 0.04% d 4,133 u 0.08% u 6,155 d 0.03% u
1 Western Downs 3,318 u 1.07% u 19,214 d 0.81% d 172,693 u 4.33% u 4,812 d 1.11% d 34,575 u 0.70% d 44,901 d 0.20% d
1 Whitsunday 2,418 u 0.78% u 17,632 u 0.75% u 137,181 u 5.75% d 3,566 d 0.82% d 34,831 u 0.71% d 47,990 d 0.22% d
1 Winton 92 u 0.03% u 741 u 0.03% u 124,041 u 5.58% d 178 d 0.04% d 1,144 d 0.02% d 139 d 0.00% d
1 Woorabinda 43 u 0.01% u 371 u 0.02% u 118,409 u 8.17% d 25 d 0.01% d 994 u 0.02% d 8,976 u 0.04% u
1 Wujal Wujal 9 u 0.00% u 85 d 0.00% d 108,602 u 27.88% u 10 u 0.00% u 300 u 0.01% d 1,165 u 0.01% u
1 Yarrabah 57 u 0.02% u 649 u 0.03% u 87,777 d 45.90% d 9 s 0.00% d 2,801 u 0.06% u 6,035 u 0.03% u
Total State 309,953 100.00% 2,361,626 100.00% 131,245 960.78% 434,122 100.00% 4,928,457 100.00% 22,085,592 100.00%

Sources:
1National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)©, 2016.
2Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December Quarter 2017.
3Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017.
4Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016/17 .
5Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals.
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