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Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 36.5% of employment in the Canberra Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (40.1% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Canberra Region 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 the Canberra Region'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.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2015: 0.4% Public administration and safety, 2015: 7.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 9.5% Business services, 2015: 10.2% Household services, 2015: 36.0% Goods related, 2015: 36.5% Mining, 2010: 0.4% Public administration and safety, 2010: 7.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 9.3% Business services, 2010: 10.4% Household services, 2010: 34.5% Goods related, 2010: 37.9% Mining, 2005: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2005: 6.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 10.7% Business services, 2005: 10.0% Household services, 2005: 32.7% Goods related, 2005: 40.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Canberra Region201520102005
Goods related28,69836.530,32437.930,76940.1
Household services28,27736.027,62634.525,11932.7
Business services7,99310.28,33810.47,66010.0
Agriculture, forestry and fishing7,4289.57,4449.38,21410.7
Public administration and safety5,7857.45,9577.44,7516.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.