Hornsby Shire


In Hornsby Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,177 million in 2020/21.

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 Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing272.73.93.9259.54.03.8+13.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services275.34.03.6271.84.23.9+3.4
Wholesale Trade211.43.13.8173.22.73.7+38.2
Retail Trade339.94.92.8214.83.32.4+125.1
Accommodation and Food Services377.85.52.7380.35.93.4-2.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing342.65.05.0588.39.27.4-245.7
Information Media and Telecommunications157.92.33.8161.92.53.6-4.0
Financial and Insurance Services667.39.69.5619.99.79.5+47.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10.40.10.419.70.30.6-9.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services145.92.16.4131.12.06.0+14.8
Administrative and Support Services116.31.71.890.01.41.7+26.2
Public Administration and Safety774.511.26.5616.79.65.5+157.8
Education and Training335.54.93.4271.14.23.0+64.4
Health Care and Social Assistance222.83.25.0219.23.44.0+3.6
Arts and Recreation Services178.92.61.7185.42.91.9-6.5
Other Services46.
Total industries6,917.6100.0100.06,420.8100.0100.0+496.8

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 2019/20 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,177 million or 31.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($775 million or 11.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($667 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,619 million in total or 52.3% of the total imports by industry in the Hornsby Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 6.5% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.5% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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 (11.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (31.5% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (5.5% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Hornsby Shire increased by $497 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Hornsby Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$221 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$158 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$125 million)
  • Education and Training (+$64 million)

Hornsby Shire Council

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