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Gunnedah Shire

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 31.2% of employment in the Gunnedah Shire. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (32.4% in 2005)

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, 2015: 4.5% Public administration and safety, 2015: 5.6% Business services, 2015: 9.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 20.0% Household services, 2015: 29.1% Goods related, 2015: 31.2% Mining, 2010: 4.1% Public administration and safety, 2010: 5.4% Business services, 2010: 9.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 19.7% Household services, 2010: 28.7% Goods related, 2010: 32.9% Mining, 2005: 1.4% Public administration and safety, 2005: 5.3% Business services, 2005: 9.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 22.5% Household services, 2005: 28.8% Goods related, 2005: 32.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Gunnedah Shire201520102005
Goods related1,78931.21,72032.91,45432.4
Household services1,66929.11,50028.71,29128.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,14620.01,02619.71,01022.5
Business services5459.54839.24349.7
Public administration and safety3235.62815.42385.3

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.