Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $163 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Bellingen 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
Bellingen Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6.41.13.411.02.03.8-4.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services22.
Wholesale Trade36.56.13.433.96.03.6+2.6
Retail Trade21.
Accommodation and Food Services15.42.63.525.14.55.5-9.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing39.66.68.332.45.86.4+7.2
Information Media and Telecommunications28.
Financial and Insurance Services65.310.88.261.811.08.0+3.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15.62.66.423.24.15.9-7.6
Administrative and Support Services4.
Public Administration and Safety59.09.85.642.07.54.5+17.0
Education and Training17.32.92.615.42.72.2+1.9
Health Care and Social Assistance69.811.64.348.08.53.8+21.8
Arts and Recreation Services14.62.41.414.02.51.6+0.6
Other Services6.
Total industries602.4100.0100.0563.2100.0100.0+39.3

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

  • Manufacturing ($163 million or 27.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($70 million or 11.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($65 million or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $298 million in total or 49.4% of the total imports by industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 4.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (1.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (27.0% compared to 31.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (9.8% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Bellingen Shire increased by $39 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$22 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$17 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$8 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$7 million)

Bellingen Shire

economic profile