Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $178 million in 2021/22.

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 Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing114.413.83.1104.113.22.7+10.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7.
Wholesale Trade11.41.44.719.72.54.9-8.3
Retail Trade31.
Accommodation and Food Services46.45.62.440.65.12.7+5.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing28.43.45.319.32.46.2+9.1
Information Media and Telecommunications12.
Financial and Insurance Services12.71.510.413.61.79.9-0.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services57.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services45.55.510.332.74.19.2+12.7
Administrative and Support Services24.93.03.723.63.03.5+1.3
Public Administration and Safety34.04.14.428.03.54.1+6.0
Education and Training51.
Health Care and Social Assistance67.38.15.859.77.65.1+7.6
Arts and Recreation Services9.
Other Services15.41.91.618.82.41.9-3.4
Total industries830.9100.0100.0789.7100.0100.0+41.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($178 million or 21.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($114 million or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing ($71 million or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $363 million in total or 43.7% of the total output by total industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.9% in Construction; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 10.2% in Manufacturing.

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 (13.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.4% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.5% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Bellingen Shire increased by $41 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Bellingen Shire were for:

  • Construction (+$50 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$16 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$13 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$10 million)

Bellingen Shire

economic profile