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In the Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $289 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Gunnedah Shire. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Gunnedah Shire’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Gunnedah Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing289.222.92.0286.220.02.6+3.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services26.72.12.634.72.43.4-8.0
Wholesale Trade46.73.74.332.62.34.3+14.1
Retail Trade48.43.83.843.63.04.0+4.8
Accommodation and Food Services36.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing86.16.85.465.44.66.2+20.7
Information Media and Telecommunications6.
Financial and Insurance Services18.81.510.321.31.510.2-2.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services50.14.012.795.56.710.6-45.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41.83.38.734.22.47.6+7.7
Administrative and Support Services34.62.73.434.72.43.9-0.2
Public Administration and Safety38.83.13.838.82.74.3+0.1
Education and Training36.62.93.435.92.53.3+0.7
Health Care and Social Assistance53.84.34.939.22.74.3+14.6
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services31.12.51.829.72.11.9+1.4
Total industries1,263.3100.0100.01,434.5100.0100.0-171.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Gunnedah Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($289 million or 22.9%)
  • Mining ($164 million or 13.0%)
  • Construction ($138 million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $591 million in total or 46.8% of the total output by total industry in the the Gunnedah Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 2.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 2.5% in Mining and 12.7% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.9% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (13.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (4.0% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by $-171 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$21 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$15 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$14 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$8 million)

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