Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $142 million in 2022/23.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Bellingen Shire. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Bellingen Shire’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Bellingen Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing104.012.42.598.111.62.5+6.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.41.02.710.71.32.6-2.3
Wholesale Trade8.
Retail Trade42.65.13.842.45.04.0+0.2
Accommodation and Food Services66.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing28.53.47.625.93.16.8+2.6
Information Media and Telecommunications8.
Financial and Insurance Services12.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services47.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services54.06.49.739.94.78.8+14.1
Administrative and Support Services32.93.93.727.93.33.4+5.1
Public Administration and Safety32.
Education and Training56.46.73.744.45.33.8+12.0
Health Care and Social Assistance77.19.25.764.97.74.8+12.2
Arts and Recreation Services8.
Other Services18.82.21.623.62.82.0-4.8
Total industries837.7100.0100.0843.0100.0100.0-5.3

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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Bellingen Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($142 million or 16.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($104 million or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($77 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $323 million in total or 38.5% of the total output by total industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 13.4% in Construction; 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 5.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of Bellingen Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Accommodation and Food Services (8.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.4% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Bellingen Shire decreased by $-5 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Bellingen Shire were for:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$17 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$14 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$12 million)
  • Education and Training (+$12 million)

Bellingen Shire

economic profile