Broken Hill City


In Broken Hill City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $328 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Broken Hill 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
Broken Hill City2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.31.43.531.52.63.4-19.2
Wholesale Trade29.33.33.369.55.73.6-40.2
Retail Trade36.
Accommodation and Food Services8.10.91.520.01.62.9-12.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing23.12.65.478.16.47.4-54.9
Information Media and Telecommunications40.
Financial and Insurance Services121.913.69.6150.212.38.9-28.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.60.20.517.11.40.6-15.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105.511.86.6148.412.26.3-42.8
Administrative and Support Services7.00.81.716.81.41.6-9.8
Public Administration and Safety51.65.86.849.64.15.7+2.0
Education and Training30.83.43.527.92.33.2+2.9
Health Care and Social Assistance19.12.14.919.61.64.0-0.5
Arts and Recreation Services20.62.31.519.41.61.5+1.2
Other Services19.
Total industries897.0100.0100.01,218.7100.0100.0-321.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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 Broken Hill City in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($328 million or 36.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($122 million or 13.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($106 million or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $555 million in total or 61.9% of the total imports by industry in the Broken Hill City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 33.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (13.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (36.6% compared to 33.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Broken Hill City decreased by $-322 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Broken Hill City were for:

  • Retail Trade (+$27 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$11 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$6 million)
  • Education and Training (+$3 million)

Broken Hill City

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