Hilltops Council area


In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $733 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Hilltops Council area. 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 Hilltops Council area’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
Hilltops Council area2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. NSW$m%. NSW2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing732.837.33.1646.834.82.7+86.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services39.12.02.737.22.02.8+1.9
Wholesale Trade79.24.04.777.84.24.9+1.3
Retail Trade84.64.34.2111.16.04.2-26.6
Accommodation and Food Services60.53.12.453.12.92.7+7.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing85.84.45.384.74.66.2+1.1
Information Media and Telecommunications7.
Financial and Insurance Services45.82.310.448.02.69.9-2.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services50.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51.72.610.343.72.39.2+8.0
Administrative and Support Services43.32.23.725.21.43.5+18.0
Public Administration and Safety59.83.04.445.12.44.1+14.7
Education and Training63.
Health Care and Social Assistance107.65.55.8112.46.05.1-4.7
Arts and Recreation Services4.
Other Services40.02.01.641.02.21.9-1.0
Total industries1,967.0100.0100.01,860.7100.0100.0+106.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 Hilltops Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($733 million or 37.3%)
  • Construction ($224 million or 11.4%)
  • Manufacturing ($160 million or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,117 million in total or 56.8% of the total output by total industry in the the Hilltops Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW accounted for 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.9% in Construction and 10.2% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (37.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (0.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Hilltops Council area increased by $106 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Hilltops Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$86 million)
  • Construction (+$46 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$18 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$18 million)

Hilltops Council area

economic profile