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Macarthur Region

Industry composition

In 2015, the Goods related sector accounted for 44.6% of employment in the Macarthur Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (47.8% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region'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 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 2.0% Mining, 2015: 2.4% Public administration and safety, 2015: 4.3% Business services, 2015: 9.5% Household services, 2015: 37.2% Goods related, 2015: 44.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 1.5% Mining, 2010: 2.6% Public administration and safety, 2010: 4.7% Business services, 2010: 10.2% Household services, 2010: 35.0% Goods related, 2010: 46.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 1.7% Mining, 2005: 2.3% Public administration and safety, 2005: 4.7% Business services, 2005: 10.2% Household services, 2005: 33.3% Goods related, 2005: 47.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Macarthur Region201520102005
Goods related38,68144.635,60946.133,91447.8
Household services32,26837.227,04235.023,60133.3
Business services8,2379.57,87210.27,20710.2
Public administration and safety3,7004.33,6334.73,3584.7
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,7362.01,1711.51,2411.7

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

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.