Bellingen Shire

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Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $56 million in 2019/20.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Bellingen Shire 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
Bellingen Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing33.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade3.
Retail Trade8.
Accommodation and Food Services17.09.82.818.412.42.9-1.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5.12.98.910.36.98.3-5.2
Information Media and Telecommunications2.
Financial and Insurance Services1.30.816.11.10.716.1+0.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety1.
Education and Training8.
Health Care and Social Assistance7.
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services4.
Total industries173.0100.0100.0148.7100.0100.0+24.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Bellingen Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (56 million or 32.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (33 million or 19.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (17 million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 107 million in total or 61.6% of the total exports by industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 16.6% in Manufacturing; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 2.8% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Bellingen Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (32.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Bellingen Shire $increased by 24 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Bellingen Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$13 million)
  • Mining (+$9 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$4 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$3 million)

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