Kiama Municipality


In Kiama Municipality, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $391 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Kiama Municipality 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
Kiama Municipality2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing12.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51.94.23.548.24.03.4+3.7
Wholesale Trade82.76.63.369.15.83.6+13.6
Retail Trade63.
Accommodation and Food Services13.61.11.525.72.22.9-12.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing52.74.25.466.25.67.4-13.5
Information Media and Telecommunications63.
Financial and Insurance Services113.99.29.6113.29.58.9+0.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.50.30.510.50.90.6-7.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services37.23.06.634.52.96.3+2.7
Administrative and Support Services7.20.61.714.31.21.6-7.1
Public Administration and Safety90.07.26.879.86.75.7+10.2
Education and Training60.34.83.559.65.03.2+0.7
Health Care and Social Assistance145.511.74.9114.39.64.0+31.2
Arts and Recreation Services13.71.11.514.81.21.5-1.1
Other Services9.
Total industries1,245.1100.0100.01,193.0100.0100.0+52.0

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 Kiama Municipality in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($391 million or 31.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($145 million or 11.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($114 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $650 million in total or 52.2% of the total imports by industry in the Kiama Municipality.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 33.6% in Manufacturing; 4.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Kiama Municipality and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (6.6% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Kiama Municipality increased by $52 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Kiama Municipality were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$31 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$22 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$18 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$14 million)

Kiama Municipal Council

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