Armidale Regional Council


In Armidale Regional Council, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $504 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services34.52.63.528.72.63.4+5.9
Wholesale Trade83.66.23.375.26.83.6+8.4
Retail Trade44.
Accommodation and Food Services20.01.51.527.12.42.9-7.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing78.15.85.492.08.37.4-14.0
Information Media and Telecommunications82.
Financial and Insurance Services146.410.99.6100.69.08.9+45.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12.40.90.512.91.20.6-0.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services91.86.86.672.36.56.3+19.5
Administrative and Support Services12.91.01.726.82.41.6-13.9
Public Administration and Safety62.04.66.840.73.75.7+21.4
Education and Training23.31.73.521.21.93.2+2.1
Health Care and Social Assistance35.12.64.927.82.54.0+7.2
Arts and Recreation Services37.72.81.530.52.71.5+7.2
Other Services14.
Total industries1,345.3100.0100.01,112.7100.0100.0+232.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 Armidale Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($504 million or 37.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($146 million or 10.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($92 million or 6.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $742 million in total or 55.1% of the total imports by industry in the Armidale Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 33.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.4% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (6.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Armidale Regional Council increased by $233 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Armidale Regional Council were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$83 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$46 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$27 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$22 million)

Armidale Regional Council

economic profile