Gunnedah Shire


In Gunnedah Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $339 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13.01.03.412.21.23.8+0.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services15.
Wholesale Trade31.02.53.435.73.63.6-4.6
Retail Trade29.
Accommodation and Food Services42.23.43.556.45.85.5-14.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing85.06.78.344.54.66.4+40.5
Information Media and Telecommunications46.
Financial and Insurance Services120.99.68.2104.510.78.0+16.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services99.37.96.449.95.15.9+49.3
Administrative and Support Services6.
Public Administration and Safety56.94.55.635.63.64.5+21.2
Education and Training30.62.42.625.22.62.2+5.4
Health Care and Social Assistance79.96.34.355.45.73.8+24.6
Arts and Recreation Services24.01.91.421.02.11.6+3.0
Other Services12.
Total industries1,259.9100.0100.0976.9100.0100.0+283.0

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 Gunnedah Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($339 million or 26.9%)
  • Mining ($224 million or 17.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($121 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $684 million in total or 54.3% of the total imports by industry in the Gunnedah Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 8.3% in Mining and 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (17.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (26.9% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (6.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Gunnedah Shire increased by $283 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Gunnedah Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$94 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$49 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$40 million)
  • Mining (+$37 million)

Gunnedah Shire Council

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