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In Gunnedah Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $223 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14.01.83.811.21.54.2+2.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services23.63.03.321.12.83.2+2.5
Wholesale Trade40.
Retail Trade44.45.62.837.45.02.8+6.9
Accommodation and Food Services36.74.63.535.14.73.7+1.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing34.
Information Media and Telecommunications38.44.94.432.74.43.9+5.8
Financial and Insurance Services98.212.410.494.012.69.6+4.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31.24.06.537.55.05.8-6.3
Administrative and Support Services7.
Public Administration and Safety32.14.14.835.84.85.4-3.7
Education and Training19.82.52.414.31.92.8+5.5
Health Care and Social Assistance65.48.34.652.67.13.5+12.8
Arts and Recreation Services24.93.21.822.83.11.9+2.1
Other Services15.01.91.315.52.11.4-0.5
Total industries788.6100.0100.0745.0100.0100.0+43.6

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

  • Manufacturing ($223 million or 28.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($98 million or 12.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($65 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $387 million in total or 49.0% of the total imports by industry in the Gunnedah 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 4.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.3% compared to 32.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (5.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.3% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Gunnedah Shire increased by $44 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$18 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$13 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$7 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$6 million)

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