Dubbo’s economic strength lies heavily in the range of industries that relate to its role as a regional centre for the surrounding Central West. The diversity of sectors ensures that businesses can grow together and be confident in the local supply chain. Employment figures:
- The largest industry employer in Dubbo was retail trade with 14.1% of the total working population, followed by health care and social assistance (also 14.1%) and education and training (9.0%)
Growth industries (percentage change in GRP 2006/07) include mining (19.3%), communications services (15.6%) and construction (14.6%).