Town of Cambridge


In the Town of Cambridge, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $660 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Town of Cambridge 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
Town of Cambridge2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing38.61.91.845.62.31.4-7.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services116.45.83.7106.95.53.1+9.6
Wholesale Trade110.65.63.491.14.73.2+19.6
Retail Trade92.94.71.695.94.91.6-3.1
Accommodation and Food Services54.02.72.6107.45.53.2-53.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing217.610.96.8189.99.74.8+27.7
Information Media and Telecommunications123.66.23.1104.25.32.2+19.4
Financial and Insurance Services137.16.99.0152.07.87.8-14.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services26.31.30.831.41.61.1-5.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services36.41.87.942.72.25.9-6.4
Administrative and Support Services35.91.81.531.21.61.4+4.7
Public Administration and Safety128.36.44.597.05.03.3+31.3
Education and Training66.33.31.949.02.51.4+17.3
Health Care and Social Assistance43.72.24.536.71.93.3+7.0
Arts and Recreation Services21.51.10.831.11.61.0-9.5
Other Services44.02.21.845.72.32.0-1.6
Total industries1,991.9100.0100.01,950.0100.0100.0+41.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 the Town of Cambridge in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($660 million or 33.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($218 million or 10.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($137 million or 6.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,015 million in total or 50.9% of the total imports by industry in the the Town of Cambridge.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 26.7% in Manufacturing; 6.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Town of Cambridge and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.0% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (33.1% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.9% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Town of Cambridge increased by $42 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Town of Cambridge were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$90 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$31 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$28 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$20 million)

Town of Cambridge

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