Major Industries & Employers
The region’s priority industries are:
Our regions priority industries are:
- Food Manufacturing
- Digital Economy
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Visitor Economy
- Education & Training
- Aged Services
Employment growth between November 2015 and December 2017 was most significant for construction (67%), health and community services (26%), agriculture (33%), education and training (18%) and creative industries (14%).
Greater detail on major employers is provided in each local council profile.
Top 5 contributing industries to economic activity in the region are manufacturing, retail trade, accommodation & food services, education & training and health care & social services.
Our Gross Regional Product is $13.305 billion (2.3% of state)
Regional Industries Data
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|Industry Sector||Employment||Northern Rivers GRP* $ Million||% Northern Rivers GRP|
|Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing||6,054||609||6.8|
|Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services||877||390||2.6|
|Accommodation, & Food Services||10,320||676||4.5|
|Transport, Postage & Warehousing||3,827||473||3.2|
|Information Media & Telecommunications||1005||234||1.6|
|Finance and Insurance||1,666||729||4.9|
|Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services||1,882||2,595||17.4|
|Public Administration & Safety||6,213||729||5.2|
|Education & Training||10,688||1,063||7.1|
|Health Care & Social Assistance||18,632||1,723||11.6|
|Arts & Recreational Services||1,602||115||0.8|
|Administrative & Support Services||5,344||482||3.3|
|Professional, Scientific & Technical Services||5,067||663||4.5|
|TOTAL Value Add||14,888|
|(Source: REMPLAN Economy, December 2017 Dataset)|
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