Inner West Council area


In the Inner West Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,823 million in 2021/22.

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 area2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing763.58.85.0612.87.64.1+150.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services504.65.83.5481.35.93.4+23.3
Wholesale Trade357.84.13.3296.83.73.6+61.0
Retail Trade182.22.12.2140.41.71.9+41.8
Accommodation and Food Services176.02.01.5254.83.12.9-78.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing467.95.45.4779.29.67.4-311.2
Information Media and Telecommunications390.44.54.2360.94.44.0+29.4
Financial and Insurance Services1,018.511.89.6784.19.78.9+234.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.00.20.536.50.40.6-16.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services175.62.06.6164.32.06.3+11.3
Administrative and Support Services88.81.01.782.21.01.6+6.5
Public Administration and Safety438.15.16.8331.64.15.7+106.5
Education and Training253.22.93.5306.93.83.2-53.8
Health Care and Social Assistance475.95.54.9395.24.94.0+80.7
Arts and Recreation Services174.62.01.5172.12.11.5+2.6
Other Services42.
Total industries8,662.6100.0100.08,115.9100.0100.0+546.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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 the Inner West Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,823 million or 32.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,019 million or 11.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($764 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,605 million in total or 53.2% 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 33.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 (2.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.8% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (11.8% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Inner West Council area increased by $547 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Inner West Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$455 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$234 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$151 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$106 million)

Inner West Council

economic profile