Cowra Shire

Local sales

In Cowra Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest local sales, generating $135 million in 2021/22.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

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

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
Cowra Shire - Constant prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing134.817.12.179.411.31.7+55.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services29.23.72.841.15.83.0-12.0
Wholesale Trade35.54.53.630.74.44.1+4.8
Retail Trade39.
Accommodation and Food Services25.93.32.926.63.82.6-0.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing30.
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services21.22.76.624.23.46.5-3.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services26.63.48.925.63.69.9+1.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27.03.410.
Administrative and Support Services16.82.14.316.12.34.0+0.7
Public Administration and Safety38.
Education and Training38.
Health Care and Social Assistance60.87.76.662.58.95.7-1.6
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services18.02.31.918.22.62.1-0.2
Total industries787.7100.0100.0705.3100.0100.0+82.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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 local sales by industry sectors in Cowra Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($135million or 17.1%)
  • Construction ($133million or 16.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($98million or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $365 million in total or 46.4% of the total local sales by total industry in the Cowra Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 20.3% in Construction and 7.4% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between local sales by industries of Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (3.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Manufacturing (12.4% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Cowra Shire $increased by 82 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Cowra Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$55 million)
  • Construction (+$31 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$29 million)
  • Mining (-$15 million)

Cowra Shire

economic profile