Blacktown City


In Blacktown City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,823 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Blacktown City 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
Blacktown City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.11.53.6287.31.93.9+12.8
Wholesale Trade231.01.23.8177.31.23.7+53.7
Retail Trade509.32.62.8235.41.52.4+273.9
Accommodation and Food Services751.23.92.7607.54.03.4+143.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing681.33.55.0753.55.07.4-72.2
Information Media and Telecommunications563.82.93.8487.73.23.6+76.1
Financial and Insurance Services2,462.212.79.51,933.912.79.5+528.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services35.80.20.446.80.30.6-11.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,751.59.06.41,319.18.76.0+432.4
Administrative and Support Services288.81.51.8181.51.21.7+107.3
Public Administration and Safety1,508.17.86.51,
Education and Training953.44.93.4612.04.03.0+341.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,
Arts and Recreation Services292.41.51.7357.22.41.9-64.8
Other Services205.01.11.0152.01.01.1+52.9
Total industries19,409.5100.0100.015,198.5100.0100.0+4,211.0

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 Blacktown City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,823 million or 30.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,462 million or 12.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,752 million or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,037 million in total or 51.7% of the total imports by industry in the Blacktown City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 9.5% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Blacktown City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (30.0% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (1.2% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Blacktown City increased by $4,211 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Blacktown City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,639 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$528 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$432 million)
  • Education and Training (+$341 million)

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