Gunnedah Shire


In Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $312 million in 2021/22.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Gunnedah Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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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Total exports by industry sector
Gunnedah Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing312.149.44.9195.133.74.3+117.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4.30.72.616.52.82.4-12.1
Wholesale Trade35.25.66.426.34.56.2+8.9
Retail Trade3.
Accommodation and Food Services5.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing21.
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services1.90.316.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.20.310.
Administrative and Support Services17.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training3.
Health Care and Social Assistance2.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services6.
Total industries631.1100.0100.0579.6100.0100.0+51.5

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 total exports by industry sectors in Gunnedah Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (312 million or 49.4%)
  • Mining (176 million or 27.9%)
  • Wholesale Trade (35 million or 5.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 524 million in total or 83.0% of the total exports by industry in the Gunnedah Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.0% in Mining and 6.4% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (49.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (27.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.3% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Gunnedah Shire $increased by 52 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$117 million)
  • Mining (+$29 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$10 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$9 million)

Gunnedah Shire Council

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