Inner West Council area


In the Inner West Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,142 million in 2022/23.

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 area2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing609.86.33.4653.87.13.8-44.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services519.65.43.1477.25.22.9+42.4
Wholesale Trade448.14.63.4337.13.73.6+110.9
Retail Trade231.62.42.0195.42.12.0+36.2
Accommodation and Food Services418.64.33.5571.46.25.5-152.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing650.26.78.3608.56.66.4+41.7
Information Media and Telecommunications448.54.64.2412.54.53.9+36.0
Financial and Insurance Services970.010.08.2830.39.18.0+139.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services87.80.90.780.70.90.8+7.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services207.02.16.4194.32.15.9+12.8
Administrative and Support Services111.11.11.692.31.01.5+18.8
Public Administration and Safety440.54.55.6308.93.44.5+131.5
Education and Training233.52.42.6286.43.12.2-52.9
Health Care and Social Assistance516.05.34.3439.14.83.8+76.8
Arts and Recreation Services210.82.21.4219.42.41.6-8.6
Other Services52.
Total industries9,698.2100.0100.09,155.0100.0100.0+543.3

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 the Inner West Council area in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,142 million or 32.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($970 million or 10.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($650 million or 6.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,762 million in total or 49.1% 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 31.7% in Manufacturing; 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services and 8.3% 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 (2.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (4.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.4% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Inner West Council area increased by $543 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the Inner West Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$508 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$140 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$132 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$111 million)

Inner West Council

economic profile