Shire of Ashburton


In the Shire of Ashburton, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $4,960 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Shire of Ashburton 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
Shire of Ashburton2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94.20.61.881.90.21.4+12.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services904.45.43.71,
Wholesale Trade587.33.53.4904.92.63.2-317.6
Retail Trade210.01.31.6383.11.11.6-173.1
Accommodation and Food Services254.11.52.6577.21.73.2-323.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing857.95.16.81,
Information Media and Telecommunications169.11.03.1163.70.52.2+5.4
Financial and Insurance Services2,559.515.39.03,642.910.47.8-1,083.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services307.81.80.8683.72.01.1-375.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,401.48.47.91,489.94.35.9-88.6
Administrative and Support Services115.10.71.5278.40.81.4-163.3
Public Administration and Safety254.81.54.5332.11.03.3-77.3
Education and Training70.00.41.970.70.21.4-0.6
Health Care and Social Assistance75.40.54.577.50.23.3-2.0
Arts and Recreation Services50.70.30.8134.30.41.0-83.6
Other Services505.43.01.8878.22.52.0-372.8
Total industries16,735.3100.0100.034,914.2100.0100.0-18,178.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($4,960 million or 29.6%)
  • Manufacturing ($3,358 million or 20.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,560 million or 15.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,877 million in total or 65.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Shire of Ashburton.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 17.9% in Mining; 26.7% in Manufacturing and 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (29.6% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (20.1% compared to 26.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (15.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.5% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Shire of Ashburton decreased by $-18,179 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Shire of Ashburton were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$12 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$5 million)
  • Education and Training (-$1 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-$2 million)

Shire of Ashburton

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