Inner West Council area


In the Inner West Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,534 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Inner West Council area 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
Inner West Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing543.76.14.0637.57.85.1-93.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services469.15.33.2432.65.32.8+36.5
Wholesale Trade325.23.73.8249.83.13.7+75.4
Retail Trade179.12.02.5134.31.62.4+44.8
Accommodation and Food Services309.23.53.1292.53.63.4+16.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing882.89.97.2942.811.57.6-59.9
Information Media and Telecommunications411.64.64.2320.03.94.0+91.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,103.112.410.01,050.412.99.5+52.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32.90.40.639.70.50.6-6.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services208.82.36.4199.32.45.9+9.5
Administrative and Support Services88.01.01.9109.41.31.7-21.4
Public Administration and Safety390.34.45.9321.23.95.7+69.1
Education and Training282.83.22.8248.93.02.8+33.9
Health Care and Social Assistance627.17.15.5389.44.84.0+237.7
Arts and Recreation Services219.92.52.0211.62.62.0+8.3
Other Services46.
Total industries8,891.6100.0100.08,166.2100.0100.0+725.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 the Inner West Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,534 million or 28.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,103 million or 12.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($883 million or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,520 million in total or 50.8% of the total imports by industry in the the Inner West Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.8% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.5% compared to 31.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.4% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Inner West Council area increased by $725 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$238 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$199 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$92 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$75 million)

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