Welcome to The Hills Shire Economic Profile

The Hills Shire's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $8.22 billion, which represents 1.9% of the state's GSP (Gross State Product).

The Hills Shire's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented in this site.
Economic region
The Hills Shire

Latest population figures now available.


The ABS released their annual Estimated Resident Population figure for 2013. Ten years of consecutive ERP figures are available here.

Sydney is showing signs of renewed strong growth, Melbourne is booming and WA is still buoyed up by mining. mining.Read more…

What is a location quotient?


A LQ is a simple ratio used to determine the concentration or dominance of a particular industry in a region. Learn how to use them when building the narrative around your local economy.Read more…

What would be the real impacts of the SPC closure?


A major political furore is happening at the moment over the Federal Government's refusal to bail out SPC-Ardmona to the tune of $25 million to keep it operating. The government is saying no more bailouts, but its own backbencher, the local member Sharman Stone has been trying to change their mind. What we actually need is some hard data. We run the numbers.

This economic profile is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre