Cowra Shire


In Cowra Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $404 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Cowra 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 Cowra 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
Cowra Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing403.933.13.1259.923.32.7+143.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.92.52.743.63.92.8-12.6
Wholesale Trade47.43.94.742.13.84.9+5.3
Retail Trade43.
Accommodation and Food Services28.72.42.436.53.32.7-7.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing64.95.35.353.34.86.2+11.7
Information Media and Telecommunications6.
Financial and Insurance Services22.71.910.426.02.39.9-3.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services26.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services29.42.410.324.82.29.2+4.7
Administrative and Support Services19.11.63.717.31.53.5+1.8
Public Administration and Safety40.13.34.484.97.64.1-44.8
Education and Training43.
Health Care and Social Assistance73.36.05.879.57.15.1-6.3
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services26.32.21.624.12.21.9+2.2
Total industries1,220.5100.0100.01,117.7100.0100.0+102.8

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 Cowra Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($404 million or 33.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($160 million or 13.1%)
  • Construction ($133 million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $696 million in total or 57.0% of the total output by total industry in the Cowra Shire.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (33.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (0.5% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Cowra Shire increased by $103 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$144 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$31 million)
  • Construction (+$31 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$12 million)

Cowra Shire

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