Ballina Shire


In Ballina Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $582 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Ballina Shire 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
Ballina Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20.31.13.816.81.14.2+3.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services42.52.23.333.02.33.2+9.4
Wholesale Trade120.
Retail Trade39.82.12.825.91.82.8+13.9
Accommodation and Food Services47.12.53.539.52.73.7+7.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing92.
Information Media and Telecommunications96.95.04.467.14.63.9+29.8
Financial and Insurance Services289.515.110.4197.213.59.6+92.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13.90.70.610.20.70.7+3.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90.24.76.549.13.45.8+41.1
Administrative and Support Services41.
Public Administration and Safety117.36.14.8113.67.85.4+3.6
Education and Training21.21.12.415.51.12.8+5.7
Health Care and Social Assistance146.97.64.677.85.33.5+69.1
Arts and Recreation Services54.82.91.846.23.21.9+8.6
Other Services57.93.01.336.52.51.4+21.4
Total industries1,922.1100.0100.01,463.5100.0100.0+458.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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 Ballina Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($582 million or 30.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($289 million or 15.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($147 million or 7.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,018 million in total or 53.0% of the total imports by industry in the Ballina Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 4.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (15.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (7.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.1% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (6.3% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Ballina Shire increased by $459 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Ballina Shire were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$92 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$83 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$69 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$41 million)

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