Retail and Wholesale businesses are the largest employers in the city, followed by health, community services, manufacturing and education. As a result, Toowoomba is a major service centre with a relatively large population of both professionals and semi professionals. Both manufacturing and service industries in Toowoomba employ a greater number of people when compared with the Queensland average.
The Retail and Wholesale businesses are also the main contributors to Gross Regional Product, followed by the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
The population of Toowoomba is predicted to increase by 0.6% per annum, to a population of 105,313 persons by 2026.
For more detailed statistics, please see the Facts & Figures page, or visit the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office website.