BANANA SHIRE STATISTICAL INFORMATION
Banana Shire Local Government Area
The Banana Shire is situated in the Fitzroy Statistical Division. The Banana Shire covers a total area of 28,610 km² and accounts for 1.6 per cent of the land area of Queensland.
Banana Shire has the greatest development opportunities within the Southern Bowen Basin and Northern Surat Basin.
Banana Shire is a major regional service hub – and provides a range of community and business services within and outside the borders of the shire. Strengths within the shire include a strong agricultural base, stable government sector, growing resources sector and service sectors of health and education, retail trade and tourism.
Banana Shire is strategically located on the Brisbane & Melbourne freight route via the Burnett and Leichhardt Highways, is connected to the port city of Gladstone via the Dawson Highway and to Brisbane via the Burnett Highway and through regular commercial air services.
This profile is intended to help better understand the diverse nature of Banana Shire and the possible social, economic and environmental issues we may face now and in the future. Banana Shire has obtained census analysis from the Department of Local Government and lanning. Due recognition and license is given to the Australian Bureau of Statistics for use of census data.
Queensland Regional Profiles - The Queensland Regional Profiles are informative statistical reports on a range of Queensland community types (e.g. local government areas). These reports are generated automatically using the latest demographic, social and economic data available. Community regions can be selected individually, or easily combined to create customised regions or catchments for profiling.
The Banana Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA) Statistical Profile is produced by the Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR). The publication provides information about social, demographic and economic activity in Banana Shire. Profile topics include demography, education and employment, business and industry, housing and social indicators. A great deal of the source data used in this profile are based on the Australian Standard ic Classification (ASGC) 2006 (prior to the 2008 local government reforms). Where possible, these data have been converted to an ASGC 2008 basis (reformed local government area) using a population based concordance developed by the Planning Information and Forecasting Unit (Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning). As such, unless otherwise stated, data are reported for the reformed Banana Shire are based on the ASGC 2008.