Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $62 million in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing61.931.24.150.823.84.1+11.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade1.
Retail Trade6.
Accommodation and Food Services29.114.62.413.76.42.4+15.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing12.76.410.
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services1.10.614.51.20.614.2-0.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4.92.510.
Administrative and Support Services7.
Public Administration and Safety1.
Education and Training17.99.03.816.47.74.9+1.5
Health Care and Social Assistance4.
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services2.
Total industries198.6100.0100.0213.4100.0100.0-14.8

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (62 million or 31.2%)
  • Manufacturing (33 million or 16.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (29 million or 14.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 124 million in total or 62.3% of the total exports by industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.3% in Manufacturing and 2.4% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (31.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (14.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Bellingen Shire $decreased by -15 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$15 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$11 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$4 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$2 million)

Bellingen Shire

economic profile