Gunnedah Shire Council

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Gunnedah Shire

Industry composition

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

Understanding the economic role of Gunnedah Shire Council 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 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.

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Employment composition
Gunnedah Shire201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,04619.190916.994718.6
Goods related1,63329.71,68631.41,68333.0
Household services1,80532.91,64730.71,50829.5
Business services5079.25349.94839.5
Public administration and safety2875.22735.12775.4
Total Industries5,490100.05,372100.05,102100.0

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.

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Gunnedah Shire Council

economic profile