Cowra Economy

Gross Regional Product - $437.3 million

The Cowra Local Government Area’s (LGA) Gross Regional Product (GRP) represents 4.5% of the Central West region’s GRP. A strong and diverse economy underpins the Cowra community with Agriculture, Health care, Manufacturing, Education and Retail being the main industries by employment.

KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS IN COWRA BY TOTAL OUTPUT INCLUDE:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Education and training
  • Wholesale trade

INDUSTRY SECTOR

GRP VALUE

GRP %

Agriculture

$90.6 million

20.7%

Manufacturing

$41.9 million

9.6%

Health care

$38.1 million

8.7%

Education & training

$29.1 million

6.6%

Wholesale Trade

$28.3 million

6.5%

Sources: ABS Census (2011) ERP (2013), Cat 8731, DEEWR (2014), NIEIR (2014), Housing NSW (2014), A.P.SHEERE CONSULTING (2015)

COWRA’S TOP 5 EMPLOYMENT SECTORS ARE:

  • Agriculture
  • Health care
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Education

INDUSTRY SECTOR

% EMPLOYED

Agriculture

15.4%

Healthcare

12.2%

Retail

11.5%

Manufacturing

10.3%

Education

8.2%

Sources: ABS Census 2011, NIEIR (2014)

For more information on Cowra contact our Cowra Business Officer on (02) 6340 2038.