Kempsey Shire


In Kempsey Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $190 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Kempsey Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
Kempsey Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5.
Wholesale Trade16.
Retail Trade52.39.02.326.75.02.2+25.6
Accommodation and Food Services47.28.12.426.34.92.4+21.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing57.39.810.467.412.59.6-10.1
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services3.50.614.54.00.714.2-0.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.
Administrative and Support Services33.85.82.627.35.12.4+6.5
Public Administration and Safety42.37.24.532.86.14.0+9.5
Education and Training36.16.23.850.59.44.9-14.4
Health Care and Social Assistance18.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services4.30.70.910.92.01.5-6.6
Total industries584.0100.0100.0539.6100.0100.0+44.4

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 exports by industry sectors in Kempsey Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (190 million or 32.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (59 million or 10.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (57 million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 307 million in total or 52.5% of the total exports by industry in the Kempsey Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 14.3% in Manufacturing; 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 10.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Kempsey Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (32.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (0.7% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Kempsey Shire $increased by 44 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Kempsey Shire were for:

  • Retail Trade (+$26 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$21 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$19 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$10 million)

Kempsey Shire

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