Wellington Shire has a vibrant and diverse economy, with gross revenue generated by businesses amounting to over 5 billion dollars annually.
While mining, (primarily offshore oil and gas) is the major generator of wealth, employment within Wellington Shire presents quite a different picture. Of the 14,192 Jobs (Remplan) in Wellington Shire, 1,917, (13.5%) are in Agriculture and Forestry. This reflects a strong dairy sector and increasing growth of vegetable farming, supported by the Macalister Irrigation District supplying reliable water for agriculture.
The growing Health Care and Social Assistance sector includes hospitals at Sale, Maffra and Yarram and a number of aged care facilities. There are also significant numbers of medical and dental practices.
Australian Bureau of Statistics QuickStats on our larger towns are detailed below:
For further insight into our economy please click on the button below to access our REMPLAN data: