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Economic data

The Economic Profile produced by the Economic Development unit of Council provides an insight into the local economy of Port Stephens. Based on key economic indicators including Demographics, Employment, Industry, Housing, Tourism and Business Activity, this publication aims to promote investment and economic opportunity within the LGA.

Compiled in conjunction with Remplan - leading specialists in detailed demographic and economic data – the Economic Profile is an invaluable resource for investors, business owners, developers and the wider community. The data in this profile is current as of January 2017 and is representative of Port Stephens as a whole. Please contact the Economic Development unit via email at ed@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or by phoning (02) 4988 0255 to ensure you have the latest figures or for assistance in obtaining further information.

View the 2017 Economic Profile online or Download the complete Port Stephens Economic Profile (PDF 15.9MB).


Providing referrals, advice and direction to a range of stakeholders both internal and external, the Economic Development unit assists with economic impact assessments and economic analysis using REMPLAN, an online economic modelling and planning system.

REMPLAN provides valuable insights into the Port Stephens economy including detailed demographic data based on Census information, economic data and maps on industry sectors as well as population and employment forecasts. The economic data provides comprehensive information about workforce characteristics, industry contributions, the role of tourism and gaps in local supply chains. The public can access REMPLAN from Council's website including:

  • The Economic Profile – population, employment, gross regional product, industries, tourism, workers and economic trends.
  • The Community Profile – population, migration, families, education, work, housing and local trends.