Shire of Ashburton


In the Shire of Ashburton, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $19,934 million in 2021/22.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Shire of Ashburton boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13.50.14.915.20.14.1-1.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4.
Wholesale Trade19.30.12.916.80.12.7+2.5
Retail Trade1.
Accommodation and Food Services12.40.10.7103.60.41.4-91.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing16.30.13.759.90.24.8-43.6
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services0.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.80.00.622.00.10.8-18.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.
Administrative and Support Services14.20.10.913.90.00.5+0.3
Public Administration and Safety3.
Education and Training1.
Health Care and Social Assistance0.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services2.
Total industries20,264.4100.0100.029,393.9100.0100.0-9,129.4

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 exports by industry sectors in the Shire of Ashburton in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (19,934 million or 98.4%)
  • Manufacturing (150 million or 0.7%)
  • Construction (80 million or 0.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 20,164 million in total or 99.5% of the total exports by industry in the the Shire of Ashburton.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 54.9% in Mining; 11.9% in Manufacturing and 0.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Shire of Ashburton and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (98.4% compared to 54.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (0.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.1% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Shire of Ashburton $decreased by -9,129 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Shire of Ashburton were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$72 million)
  • Construction (+$48 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$3 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$1 million)

Shire of Ashburton

economic profile