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Economic contribution of recreational hunting in Victoria.


DATE: June 2020


The gross economic contribution measures the footprint of recreational hunting by game licence holders in the regional and Victorian economies in terms of Gross State Product (GSP), Gross Regional Product (GRP) and employment. GSP and GRP are the regional equivalents of Gross Domestic Product, which is commonly used to measure the size of the national economy. The gross contribution to GSP from recreational hunting by game licence holders in Victoria in 2019 was $356M. This is made up of $160M of direct contribution and $196M in flow-on economic activity. This represents 0.1 per cent of Victoria’s GSP.

There were an estimated 1,626 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs generated directly by recreational hunting related expenditure with a further 1,513 FTE jobs generated by flow-on activity. The total employment contribution was 3,138 FTE jobs, 0.1 per cent of Victoria’s employment in 2019.

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