Hilltops Council area


In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $447 million in 2019/20.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Hilltops Council area boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
Hilltops Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. NSW$m%. NSW2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing446.753.63.1487.368.34.6-40.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2.
Wholesale Trade29.
Retail Trade28.53.42.523.73.32.3+4.8
Accommodation and Food Services11.21.32.810.41.52.9+0.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing36.74.48.944.76.38.3-8.0
Information Media and Telecommunications1.
Financial and Insurance Services4.30.516.14.10.616.1+0.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4.
Administrative and Support Services1.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training17.42.13.812.21.73.6+5.3
Health Care and Social Assistance5.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services12.
Total industries834.0100.0100.0713.9100.0100.0+120.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 exports by industry sectors in the Hilltops Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (447 million or 53.6%)
  • Manufacturing (115 million or 13.8%)
  • Mining (111 million or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 673 million in total or 80.7% of the total exports by industry in the the Hilltops Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW accounted for 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 16.6% in Manufacturing and 7.0% in Mining.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (53.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.5% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (13.3% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Hilltops Council area $increased by 120 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Hilltops Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$100 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$49 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$7 million)
  • Education and Training (+$5 million)

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