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Gunnedah Shire

Industry composition

In 2017, the Household services sector accounted for 33.4% of employment in the Gunnedah Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (29.0% in 2007)

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, 2017: 4.2% Public administration and safety, 2017: 6.2% Business services, 2017: 9.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 15.1% Goods related, 2017: 31.7% Household services, 2017: 33.4% Mining, 2012: 9.3% Public administration and safety, 2012: 5.0% Business services, 2012: 9.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 16.7% Goods related, 2012: 31.9% Household services, 2012: 27.6% Mining, 2007: 1.7% Public administration and safety, 2007: 5.5% Business services, 2007: 10.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 19.7% Goods related, 2007: 34.1% Household services, 2007: 29.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Gunnedah Shire201720122007
Household services1,80833.41,51727.61,43029.0
Goods related1,72131.71,75231.91,68034.1
Agriculture, forestry and fishing82015.191816.797019.7
Business services5119.45179.449510.0
Public administration and safety3356.22745.02705.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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