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Welcome to The Hills Shire Economic Profile

The Hills Shire's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $8.44 billion, which represents 1.7% 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. industry structure and industry sector profiles use a National Accounts regional econometric model developed by National Economics (NIEIR).


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How to understand your region’s competitive edge


One of the most common requests we receive from local governments and regional bodies is how to better understand the competitive and non-competitive industries of a region. A common analytical method used to identify these industries is a Location Quotient.

How much do households in your area spend?


According to recent data, Australian households spend an average of $95,215 annually, with an average disposable income of $126,546. How much does your household spend each year?

Beyond jobs and growth: Using economic projections to inform planning


We’ve all heard the catchcry ‘jobs and growth'. But creating employment requires more than a catchy slogan – it needs good planning and an understanding of both historical trends and possible future economic trajectories. How can we use economic projections to inform planning?

Using the three P’s of economic growth


Every year the Productivity Commission (PC) releases its Productivity Update which aims to explore the different factors driving the growth of Australia’s economy. They do this by breaking GDP growth into three different components commonly referred to as the ‘three Ps’. How can you use the three Ps to inform your area's economic strategy?

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* Largest industry by employment