Shire of Ashburton

Industry composition

In 2023, the Mining sector accounted for 62.4% of employment in Shire of Ashburton. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (53.2% in 2012)

Understanding the economic role of Shire of Ashburton provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the Shire of Ashburton's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

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Employment composition
Shire of Ashburton202320172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing690.41100.51010.6
Goods related4,49224.56,49929.04,84829.9
Household services1,3187.21,8668.31,3898.6
Business services8544.72,84012.71,0606.5
Public administration and safety1560.82681.21901.2
Total Industries18,312100.022,415100.016,217100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more.

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Shire of Ashburton

economic profile