Home-Blayney Shire Council-Logo

Economic Profile

Blayney Shire Council provides access to a resource program called REMPLAN that is designed to assist the community, industry and businesses across the Blayney Shire region access vital and beneficial information for multiple purposes.
REMPLAN provides detailed information on demographics, economy and trends with the economy, industry, profiles on the region and industry profiles, number of employees, wages, population insights, tourism insights and workforce analysis into education, income, age and many more.

For the business owner, investor or developer, seeking to establish a venture into the Blayney region, REMPLAN provides economic trends, maps that interact with other regions, industry graphs and charts that can predict your sources of employment and all information that is relevant to assisting with your business.

Our community often requires this information if they are producing an event and applying for a grant application.
It is the most resourceful tool, Local Government and Blayney Shire Council has to provide up to date information straight from national resources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Census data. The source of information is unlimited.

Please click on the icons below and explore your options and have fun in the process. Remember, we are here to assist you with all your needs.


       Community Profile                Economic Profile



Blayney Shire is part of the Central West Region Potential growth sectors identified for the region include:


Mining – locally based mining support services such as logistics firms, equipment and personnel hire and general business support services.

Alternative Energy – including wind farms, solar energy, geothermal, biofuels and bioenergy that harness waste from the traditional energy sector, are potential areas of opportunity.
Advanced Manufacturing – e.g. products with high levels of design, technologically complex and/or innovative products. Light industrial and specialist manufacturers are also areas identified as providing growth opportunities.

Wholesale trade – further development of support services.

Health Care and Social Assistance – medical and other health care services; medical specialists;dental services; residential care services; child care services. The popularity of retirement villages is expected to continue as the population ages and living costs escalate in particular in metropolitan areas, making the need for an affordable place to retire more critical.

Organic Agriculture - and alternative fruit crops such as hazelnuts, figs. The Shire’s cold climate presents and distinct four seasons presents opportunities for developing a niche wine sector.

Retail trade – identify gaps in provision locally.

Tourism  –  the  use  of  premises for  provision  of  onsite  entertainment,  recreation (indoor and  outdoor),  function  facilities,  information,  interpretation and  cultural  activities  for visitors and the  general  public. Examples including tours, museums, wineries, golf courses and nature-based attractions, food and wine trails, development of conventions and events; sports tourism. Develop specific target marketing (e.g. Asia is the fastest growing tourism market in the world) and short term accommodation.

Knowledge  based  industries  –  information  media  and  telecommunications, Communications, finance,  insurance,  real  estate and business  services; community,  social and personal services.  

Small, Micro and Home Based Business –Develop a range of programs which target sectors including trades,  cultural and creative  industries and school leavers.  

Niche industries - cold food storage hub, livestock yards and associated services all provide growth opportunities within the region.

Facilities and services - targeting families including recreational activities and towards an aging population including aged care and residential facilities.

Further information is available on from Regional Development Australia - Central West http://www.rdacentralwest.org.au/




Last modified: 30 Aug 2021