Byron Shire


In Byron Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $528 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Byron 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
Byron Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services41.42.73.549.33.83.4-7.9
Wholesale Trade45.33.03.342.23.23.6+3.1
Retail Trade28.
Accommodation and Food Services22.71.51.535.12.72.9-12.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing83.95.55.495.87.37.4-11.9
Information Media and Telecommunications87.
Financial and Insurance Services191.112.69.6167.912.88.9+23.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services45.33.06.628.92.26.3+16.3
Administrative and Support Services17.41.11.712.30.91.6+5.1
Public Administration and Safety153.810.26.8131.110.05.7+22.7
Education and Training29.31.93.538.93.03.2-9.7
Health Care and Social Assistance89.15.94.975.95.84.0+13.2
Arts and Recreation Services19.51.31.522.81.71.5-3.4
Other Services10.
Total industries1,512.9100.0100.01,309.0100.0100.0+203.9

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 Byron Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($528 million or 34.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($191 million or 12.6%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($154 million or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $873 million in total or 57.7% of the total imports by industry in the Byron Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 33.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.3% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Byron Shire increased by $204 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Byron Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$113 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$65 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$23 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$23 million)

Byron Shire

economic profile