Ballina Shire


In Ballina Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $763 million in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing18.30.93.421.31.23.8-2.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services54.
Wholesale Trade124.35.83.4104.05.73.6+20.3
Retail Trade24.
Accommodation and Food Services62.42.93.587.24.85.5-24.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing137.36.48.3101.75.66.4+35.6
Information Media and Telecommunications124.
Financial and Insurance Services245.111.48.2226.012.48.0+19.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services22.01.00.721.71.20.8+0.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services84.93.96.459.33.35.9+25.6
Administrative and Support Services21.41.01.632.91.81.5-11.5
Public Administration and Safety169.27.95.6116.26.44.5+53.0
Education and Training45.72.12.631.81.72.2+13.9
Health Care and Social Assistance136.26.34.3109.46.03.8+26.8
Arts and Recreation Services43.82.01.438.02.11.6+5.8
Other Services11.
Total industries2,151.9100.0100.01,820.2100.0100.0+331.7

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 Ballina Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($763 million or 35.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($245 million or 11.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($169 million or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,177 million in total or 54.7% of the total imports by industry in the Ballina Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (35.5% compared to 31.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (11.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Ballina Shire increased by $332 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$187 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$53 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$36 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$33 million)

Ballina Shire Council

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