Perth Inner City Region


In Perth Inner City Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $9,832 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Perth Inner City Region 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
Perth Inner City Region2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing473.31.81.8431.61.81.4+41.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,494.55.73.71,
Wholesale Trade1,337.85.13.41,
Retail Trade400.61.51.6443.11.81.6-42.5
Accommodation and Food Services676.82.62.6837.53.43.2-160.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,492.313.36.81,895.37.84.8+1,597.0
Information Media and Telecommunications1,
Financial and Insurance Services1,558.35.99.01,408.75.87.8+149.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services549.32.10.8575.92.41.1-26.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,538.95.87.91,
Administrative and Support Services637.22.41.5553.72.31.4+83.5
Public Administration and Safety503.51.94.5375.51.53.3+128.0
Education and Training209.10.81.9144.10.61.4+65.0
Health Care and Social Assistance541.82.14.5427.21.83.3+114.6
Arts and Recreation Services151.40.60.8267.91.11.0-116.5
Other Services634.72.41.8486.52.02.0+148.1
Total industries26,313.3100.0100.024,284.4100.0100.0+2,028.9

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 Perth Inner City Region in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($9,832 million or 37.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($3,492 million or 13.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,558 million or 5.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $14,882 million in total or 56.6% of the total imports by industry in the Perth Inner City Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 26.7% in Manufacturing; 6.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (4.8% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.4% compared to 26.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (5.9% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Perth Inner City Region increased by $2,029 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Perth Inner City Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$2,429 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$1,597 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$484 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$362 million)

Perth Inner City Region

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