Community and Economic Profiles

Download statistics and analysis of the Southern Downs community and economy.

Community Profile

The 2022 Estimated Resident Population for Southern Downs Regional Council area is 37,040 with a population density of 5.20 persons per square km. Visit the Community Profile for detailed information. 

Economic Profile

The Southern Downs Regional Council's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $2.01 billion (2022), which represents 0.51% of the Gross State Product (GSP). 

Encompassing the rural centres of Warwick and Stanthorpe, Southern Downs is conveniently located within two hours’ drive from Brisbane and one hour from Toowoomba in the high growth region of Southern Queensland. The region services a growing population of approximately 37 040 and covers an area of 7,122 square kilometres. With a wide range of excellent educational, medical and community facilities Southern Downs offers residents excellent liveability. From magnificent historic sandstone buildings to sophisticated cellars doors and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Southern Downs offers an annual calendar filled with internationally recognised iconic events and attractions attracting over 550,000 visitors to the region each year. The region is pivotal in producing high quality agricultural products for South-East Queensland and is centrally located to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Sydney, offering an ideal environment for business and industry growth in a well serviced regional hub.

For a detailed profile that presents economic information that describe the area's role within the broader economy, visit the Economic Profile.

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