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Gunnedah Shire

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 32.9% of employment in the Gunnedah Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (29.5% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of the Gunnedah Shire 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 Gunnedah Shire'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, 2019: 3.9% Public administration and safety, 2019: 5.2% Business services, 2019: 9.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 19.1% Goods related, 2019: 29.7% Household services, 2019: 32.9% Mining, 2014: 6.0% Public administration and safety, 2014: 5.1% Business services, 2014: 9.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 16.9% Goods related, 2014: 31.4% Household services, 2014: 30.7% Mining, 2009: 4.0% Public administration and safety, 2009: 5.4% Business services, 2009: 9.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 18.6% Goods related, 2009: 33.0% Household services, 2009: 29.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Gunnedah Shire201920142009
Household services1,80532.91,64730.71,50829.5
Goods related1,63329.71,68631.41,68333.0
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,04619.190916.994718.6
Business services5079.25349.94839.5
Public administration and safety2875.22735.12775.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 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