Hornsby Shire


In Hornsby Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,727 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Hornsby 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
Hornsby Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing276.94.83.8264.35.24.2+12.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services216.23.83.3160.93.23.2+55.3
Wholesale Trade143.22.54.0141.52.84.1+1.7
Retail Trade79.61.42.866.71.32.8+12.9
Accommodation and Food Services473.78.23.5332.46.53.7+141.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing498.88.77.0559.211.08.4-60.4
Information Media and Telecommunications168.42.94.4120.12.43.9+48.3
Financial and Insurance Services632.011.010.4577.311.39.6+54.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services18.20.30.620.80.40.7-2.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services165.92.96.5122.92.45.8+43.0
Administrative and Support Services121.
Public Administration and Safety564.79.84.8549.310.85.4+15.4
Education and Training163.52.82.4198.43.92.8-35.0
Health Care and Social Assistance187.43.34.6139.32.73.5+48.0
Arts and Recreation Services78.41.41.8106.62.11.9-28.2
Other Services30.20.51.327.20.51.4+3.0
Total industries5,742.7100.0100.05,093.5100.0100.0+649.2

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

  • Manufacturing ($1,727 million or 30.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($632 million or 11.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($565 million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,924 million in total or 50.9% of the total imports by industry in the Hornsby 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 4.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (9.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (8.2% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (30.1% compared to 32.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Hornsby Shire increased by $649 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$208 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$141 million)
  • Mining (+$103 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$55 million)

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