City of Adelaide
In the City of Adelaide, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,744 million in 2017/18.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Adelaide boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the City.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|City of Adelaide - Constant prices||2017/18||2003/04||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Greater Adelaide%||$m||%||Greater Adelaide%||2003/04 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||91.6||1.5||2.8||84.8||2.0||3.3||+6.9||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||181.1||3.0||2.9||157.6||3.7||4.7||+23.5||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||124.4||2.1||2.9||137.7||3.3||3.9||-13.3||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||579.0||9.6||6.3||460.1||10.9||7.8||+118.8||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||239.9||4.0||3.9||158.1||3.7||3.9||+81.9||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||338.9||5.6||10.4||185.2||4.4||7.6||+153.7||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||151.9||2.5||0.8||110.0||2.6||0.8||+41.8||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||668.4||11.0||7.3||279.5||6.6||6.4||+388.9||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||172.3||2.8||1.6||141.5||3.3||1.4||+30.7||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||55.8||0.9||8.2||46.1||1.1||9.4||+9.8||24400||P|
|Education and Training||21.7||0.4||2.4||19.3||0.5||2.6||+2.4||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||27.7||0.5||5.4||11.4||0.3||3.6||+16.4||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||20.7||0.3||1.9||13.6||0.3||2.0||+7.2||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in City of Adelaide in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($2,744 million or 45.3%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($668 million or 11.0%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($579 million or 9.6%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $3,992 million in total or 65.9% of the total imports by total industry in the City of Adelaide.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Greater Adelaide accounted for 33.6% in Manufacturing; 7.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 6.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
The major differences between total imports by industries in the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (45.3% compared to 33.6%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (0.9% compared to 8.2%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.5% compared to 5.4%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (5.6% compared to 10.4%)
The total imports by industries in the City of Adelaide increased by $1,821.7 million between 2003/04 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2003/04 and 2017/18 in the City of Adelaide were for:
- Manufacturing (+$934 million)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$389 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$154 million)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$119 million)