Australia’s small cities produced over $229

Australia’s small cities produced over $229.5 billion gross value added in 2013. This is a little over 15 per cent of Australia’s domestic output and worldwide is equivalent with the national output of Finland. Small cities anchor financial activity in a nearby region and account for almost half of the regional output that occurs outside of Australia’s big five major cities.
Small cities show much more economic variety than many people might imagine when thinking about regional Australia. An overwhelming majority of small cities have a various economic base – where no single business accounts for more than 20 per cent of the workforce.