Economic Profile

Agriculture remains a significant contributor to York’s economy, accounting for 38% of registered businesses in 2009. The Shire comprises some 136,135 hectares of agricultural land holdings, generating approximately $46.2M in production value per annum.

On a per hectare basis ($254/ha), owing to diversity in crop types with higher yield volumes and price returns (e.g. wine and olive production in addition to grain crops).

Manufacturing, transport and logistics accounts for 5.2% of local businesses in York and there is 109,606 hectares of zoned industrial land with strategic planning commenced to identify new suitable areas.

York also has a secondary role, with 7.1% of locally registered businesses operating in the retail sector. Source: Avon Sub-Regional Economic Strategy, 2012.

Visit Avon Sub-Regional Economic Strategy (WDC) at www.wheatbelt.wa.gov.au.