City of Adelaide


In the City of Adelaide, Financial and Insurance Services had the largest total imports by industry, generating $4,557 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Adelaide Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
City of Adelaide2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11.30.19.415.90.111.1-4.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,552.37.56.41,433.88.04.7+118.5
Wholesale Trade235.51.15.5171.41.04.3+64.1
Retail Trade450.72.24.1495.02.74.2-44.2
Accommodation and Food Services805.93.92.4846.14.72.6-40.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing461.52.26.0330.11.86.9+131.4
Information Media and Telecommunications1,807.98.73.61,
Financial and Insurance Services4,556.922.08.43,805.321.17.3+751.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.10.20.733.90.20.7-0.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,846.28.94.21,520.58.43.5+325.7
Administrative and Support Services174.50.81.1245.01.41.1-70.5
Public Administration and Safety2,965.014.37.23,
Education and Training2,,692.09.44.5+336.1
Health Care and Social Assistance2,880.213.99.62,110.411.77.2+769.8
Arts and Recreation Services375.21.80.8442.22.51.0-67.0
Other Services234.91.12.2228.91.31.9+6.0
Total industries20,756.3100.0100.018,028.6100.0100.0+2,727.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in the City of Adelaide in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($4,557 million or 22.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($2,965 million or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,880 million or 13.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,402 million in total or 50.1% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 8.4% in Financial and Insurance Services; 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (0.4% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (22.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (14.3% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by $2,728 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$770 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$752 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$512 million)
  • Education and Training (+$336 million)

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