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Bellingen Shire


In Bellingen Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $137 million in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services13.
Wholesale Trade29.15.63.830.15.93.7-1.1
Retail Trade23.54.52.524.74.92.4-1.2
Accommodation and Food Services9.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27.
Information Media and Telecommunications20.
Financial and Insurance Services56.210.910.063.712.59.5-7.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services24.84.86.418.53.65.9+6.2
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety56.110.95.951.110.05.7+5.1
Education and Training12.72.52.815.33.02.8-2.6
Health Care and Social Assistance58.611.35.535.46.94.0+23.2
Arts and Recreation Services15.
Other Services5.
Total industries517.0100.0100.0509.4100.0100.0+7.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Bellingen Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($137 million or 26.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($59 million or 11.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($56 million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $252 million in total or 48.7% of the total imports by industry in the Bellingen Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.8% in Manufacturing; 5.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.0% 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 (11.3% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (26.5% compared to 31.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Bellingen Shire increased by $8 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$23 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$6 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$5 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$1 million)

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