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Key Industries and Statistics

The Greater Hamilton region spans the heart of Victoria’s renowned ‘Western District’. Agriculture and sheep grazing are the major industries in the shire, with the region producing 15% of Australia's wool clip.

Following agriculture and forestry (20.3%), the most important employers in the Shire are health (12.1%), retail (11.3%), construction (7.6%), education and training (7.4%), manufacturing (5.9%), public administration and safety (5.9%), accommodation and food services (5.6%), and professional, scientific and technical services (3.3%).

The regional capital of Hamilton is also an important centre for education and health.

Key Statistics
Largest industry (by jobs 2011) Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 1,252 jobs
Largest industry (GRP, 2011) Mining $225m
A labour force of 10,390 (2013)

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