SEQ comprises the Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast and sunshine coast statistical regions. The analysis here is similar to a previous post at Loose Change last August: Queensland regions skew south east. To update from that post regional as a percentage of Queensland employment:
Source: Conus Trend & ABS
The regional share has fallen to a new low for the series below 30% and is down almost 1.2 percentage points over the past year. Cairns is likely to be an outperformer among the regions in the period ahead but that wont stem a continuing trend decline for the regions relative to SEQ.