The six Councils located in the Wide Bay Burnett region currently assess data which profiles six key economic indicators – Population; Gross Regional Product; Dwelling Approvals; Unemployment Rate; Value of Construction; and Workforce. This information – obtained either on an annual, biannual or quarterly basis - provides recent and historical trend movements along with comparative benchmarks with regional and state averages. Coupled with each Council’s economic development strategies this ensures that key economic and business information for the region is available to the wider market and provides:
- Regular economic analysis on a regional level
- Opportunity to promote each region as an economic hub
- Monitoring of economic movements to provide an indication of current and future
- An important tool in attracting business investment given its capacity to market the
region to both a national and international audience, and
- A suitable medium for communicating business and economic development information
to the wider community.
All six Councils in the Wide Bay Burnett region work together to produce a regional economic report as a means of providing timely, accurate and authoritative data and analysis on a regional basis that can assist business, government and individuals in their decision making process.
The following information is updated on a continual basis and includes the results for the following key economic indicators – Population; Gross Regional Product; Labour Market; Productivity; Economic Diversity; Building Activity; Business Numbers; and Income.
Regional Economic Data >>