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The SEQ West region covers the local government areas of Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils as well as the Brisbane City Council suburbs south of the Brisbane River. This diverse region is forecast to be one of the state’s fastest growing regions with the population predicted to double over the next 20 years. This strong population growth combined with a large supply of future industrial land will result in significant medium to long term job creation. Agriculture, manufacturing, defence and transport are expected to remain strong contributors to the regional economy.


323,119 (June 2018) – projected to increase to 635,507 by 2036.


Labour force 160,833 (unemployment rate 6.5% March 2019)

Note – figures exclude Brisbane City Council suburbs south of the Brisbane River.


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Further information

Contact our South East Queensland West regional office to find out more.