The Hills Shire

Industry composition

In 2020, the Goods related sector accounted for 49.2% of employment in The Hills Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (47.2% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of The Hills 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 Hills 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
The Hills Shire202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing9671.16600.98051.3
Mining3780.41690.21170.2
Goods related41,86549.230,89244.129,21147.2
Household services25,48530.023,03632.817,32228.0
Business services14,80217.413,92119.912,99121.0
Public administration and safety1,5671.81,4502.11,4542.3
Total Industries85,064100.070,128100.061,900100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile