City of Fremantle


In the City of Fremantle, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $850 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Fremantle 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
City of Fremantle2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing138.14.81.8126.64.51.4+11.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services143.35.03.7109.93.93.1+33.4
Wholesale Trade108.63.83.474.32.63.2+34.3
Retail Trade31.21.11.634.61.21.6-3.4
Accommodation and Food Services60.72.12.672.02.63.2-11.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing458.716.06.8202.87.24.8+255.8
Information Media and Telecommunications139.04.93.1135.34.82.2+3.7
Financial and Insurance Services285.710.09.0291.610.37.8-5.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8.50.30.821.00.71.1-12.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services151.45.37.9111.84.05.9+39.5
Administrative and Support Services135.04.71.5152.65.41.4-17.7
Public Administration and Safety38.21.34.548.51.73.3-10.2
Education and Training19.10.71.913.50.51.4+5.6
Health Care and Social Assistance41.91.54.533.11.23.3+8.8
Arts and Recreation Services16.30.60.827.01.01.0-10.7
Other Services16.10.61.815.50.52.0+0.6
Total industries2,860.5100.0100.02,820.8100.0100.0+39.7

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 City of Fremantle in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($850 million or 29.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($459 million or 16.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($286 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,594 million in total or 55.7% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Fremantle.

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 City of Fremantle and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (7.6% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (16.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Administrative and Support Services (4.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.3% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Fremantle increased by $40 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$256 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$40 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$34 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$33 million)

City of Fremantle

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