Major Industries & Employers
The region’s key industries are:
Employment growth has been significant between 2001 – 2006 for construction (6.8%), health and community services (5.0%), finance and insurance (3.4%) and creative industries (2.5%).
Greater detail on major employers is provided in each local council profile.
Research and Resources
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|Industry Sector||Employment||Northern Rivers GRP* $ Million||% Northern Rivers GRP|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||5,564||281||4|
|Electricity, Gas and Water Supply||809||79||1|
|Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants||8,074||397||5|
|Transport and Storage||3,019||366||5|
|Finance and Insurance||1,902||445||6|
|Property and Business Services||7,486||750||10|
|Government Administration and Defence||5,344||482||6|
|Health and Community Services||12,447||1,153||15|
|Cultural and Recreational Services||1,190||140||2|
|Personal and Other Services||3,526||223||3|
|* GRP = Gross Regional Product|
|(Source: ABS Journey to Work Data, ABS State Accounts & ABS Labour Fource Survey, 2006 - Northern Rivers Regional Industry and Economic Plan: Data Update, December 2009)|
|Primary Production||Service||Creative and Knowledge Industries||Evolving Industries|
|Avocados||Aged Care||Artists||Ship building|
|Bananas Beef Coffee||Building and Construction Education||Writers Film and film production||Herbs Organic fruits and vegetables|
|Cropping||Finance||Computer Technology||Bush foods|
|Dairy||Health||On-line learning technologies||Aquaculture|
|Seafood and Fishing||Tourism||Design arts|
|Tea Tree||Performers and theatre practitioners|
|Major and evolving industries across the region fall into a number of categories. These are primary production, service industries, creative and knowledge industries and evolving industries.|
The evolving economy of Byron Bay: ABC North Coast NSW takes a look back at the changing face of the Byron Bay economy.
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