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Gunnedah Shire

Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 33.9% of employment in the Gunnedah Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (29.4% in 2008)

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, 2018: 5.2% Public administration and safety, 2018: 5.3% Business services, 2018: 9.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 17.4% Goods related, 2018: 28.9% Household services, 2018: 33.9% Mining, 2013: 7.7% Public administration and safety, 2013: 5.1% Business services, 2013: 9.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 16.3% Goods related, 2013: 31.8% Household services, 2013: 29.6% Mining, 2008: 2.6% Public administration and safety, 2008: 5.5% Business services, 2008: 9.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 19.2% Goods related, 2008: 33.6% Household services, 2008: 29.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Gunnedah Shire201820132008
Household services1,85733.91,65629.61,49829.4
Goods related1,58228.91,78131.81,71333.6
Agriculture, forestry and fishing95417.491216.398019.2
Business services5089.35309.54959.7
Public administration and safety2895.32845.12815.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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