Bellingen Shire

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Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $161 million in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing71.19.21.867.39.52.9+3.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.
Wholesale Trade15.82.14.413.01.84.3+2.9
Retail Trade33.04.33.734.24.83.9-1.2
Accommodation and Food Services40.75.32.848.76.93.0-8.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing19.
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services18.62.410.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services80.510.410.783.111.710.7-2.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services32.
Administrative and Support Services22.52.93.532.24.54.0-9.7
Public Administration and Safety23.73.13.923.43.34.0+0.3
Education and Training44.35.73.738.95.53.6+5.4
Health Care and Social Assistance63.
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services15.62.01.716.12.31.8-0.5
Total industries770.7100.0100.0708.5100.0100.0+62.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($161 million or 20.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($90 million or 11.7%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($80 million or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $332 million in total or 43.0% of the total output by total industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Construction; 9.6% in Manufacturing and 10.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (20.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.4% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Bellingen Shire increased by $62 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Bellingen Shire were for:

  • Construction (+$46 million)
  • Mining (+$12 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$9 million)
  • Education and Training (+$5 million)

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