Shoalhaven Economic Development
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Working in the Shoalhaven

Ready for a Fresh Start?

Whether you are looking for a sea or tree change or to grow your business or professional career in a natural and family friendly environment, the Shoalhaven offers a real alternative.

One of the closest strings of coastal villages to Sydney and containing the regional centres of Nowra and Ulladulla, the Shoalhaven has growing business opportunities.

With a population over 100,000, it is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. Only a few regional areas can boast this size customer and business base.

Here country values meets city sophistication; you can enjoy a great cup of coffee, fine dining or winery experiences, see a concert or sporting match, send your kids to good schools, grow your business with quality employees and business networks – and still enjoy a community where people know your name.

Yet the Shoalhaven remains unspoilt, with pristine beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes and coastal plains. The Shoalhaven’s reputation for spectacular scenery has made it NSW’s premier regional tourist destination attracting over 1million tourists each year.

What are you waiting for?

"15 jobs per week created in the Shoalhaven"

"The Shoalhaven has a secure water supply"

"Nowra is an easy two hour drive from Sydney"

"The Shoalhaven offers access to markets of 6 million people"

"Nowra will double in population by 2031"


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Shoalhaven Economic Profile

Remplan can provide you with Shoalhaven industrial economic data. 

Profile id. gives you access to a wealth of demographic data

Work Force

As of Sept 2015:

Employed 35,461
Umemployed 3,705
Labour Force 39,458
Building Certificates Issued
Twelve Months to December 2012
Commercial 93 $13.6m
Industrial 5 $1.43m
Residential 374 $89.2m