Economic Profile

Far North Queensland’s economic base is founded on its natural resources and unique natural environment. The region has a number of key assets that serve to generate central drivers for economic development in the region.

The Far North Queensland Regional Economic Profile is a vital tool for anyone trying to describe the area’s role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development or promote the area’s strengths. The information presented is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia’s leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented in this site.

The economic profile is a public resource designed to be used by council staff, community groups, investors, business people, students and the general public. Results for the region include Gross Regional Product, local jobs, local businesses, employment, unemployment, population, building approvals, industry structure, journey to work and much more.


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Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia


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