Cowra Shire


In Cowra Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $271 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Cowra 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
Cowra Shire2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services28.93.13.515.62.23.4+13.2
Wholesale Trade43.94.73.340.65.83.6+3.3
Retail Trade39.
Accommodation and Food Services17.71.91.518.62.62.9-0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing38.94.25.436.55.27.4+2.5
Information Media and Telecommunications39.
Financial and Insurance Services102.010.99.676.510.88.9+25.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services101.710.96.677.210.96.3+24.5
Administrative and Support Services17.01.81.713.92.01.6+3.1
Public Administration and Safety49.75.36.831.94.55.7+17.8
Education and Training30.83.33.520.32.93.2+10.6
Health Care and Social Assistance72.37.74.935.95.14.0+36.4
Arts and Recreation Services14.
Other Services13.
Total industries935.8100.0100.0705.4100.0100.0+230.4

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

  • Manufacturing ($271 million or 28.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($102 million or 10.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($102 million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $474 million in total or 50.7% of the total imports by industry in the Cowra 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 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.9% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (7.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Cowra Shire increased by $230 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$49 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$36 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$25 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$24 million)

Cowra Shire

economic profile