Byron Shire


In Byron Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $441 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing19.41.43.817.81.64.2+1.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services39.72.83.333.93.03.2+5.8
Wholesale Trade50.
Retail Trade14.51.02.812.61.12.8+2.0
Accommodation and Food Services46.03.23.537.43.33.7+8.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing70.
Information Media and Telecommunications71.65.04.451.74.53.9+20.0
Financial and Insurance Services262.318.310.4174.515.29.6+87.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62.94.46.527.82.45.8+35.1
Administrative and Support Services15.
Public Administration and Safety124.48.74.8114.810.05.4+9.6
Education and Training24.31.72.421.91.92.8+2.4
Health Care and Social Assistance87.96.14.658.35.13.5+29.7
Arts and Recreation Services32.82.31.826.42.31.9+6.4
Other Services23.41.61.315.31.31.4+8.1
Total industries1,431.9100.0100.01,146.6100.0100.0+285.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 Byron Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($441 million or 30.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($262 million or 18.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($124 million or 8.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $828 million in total or 57.8% of the total imports by industry in the Byron Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 4.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (18.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (8.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Byron Shire increased by $285 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Byron Shire were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$88 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$58 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$35 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$30 million)

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