City of Knox


In the City of Knox, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,653 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Knox 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
City of Knox2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing550.07.04.7559.07.04.6-9.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services289.83.74.1315.24.04.0-25.4
Wholesale Trade99.91.33.396.71.23.2+3.2
Retail Trade98.11.32.469.60.92.0+28.5
Accommodation and Food Services110.11.41.5164.02.12.3-53.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing583.27.54.8898.611.37.6-315.4
Information Media and Telecommunications262.73.43.5238.03.03.3+24.7
Financial and Insurance Services454.15.89.4473.86.09.2-19.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services27.50.40.524.60.30.6+2.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services520.96.76.5443.55.65.7+77.3
Administrative and Support Services145.01.91.5162.32.01.8-17.3
Public Administration and Safety727.09.37.1559.87.05.5+167.1
Education and Training540.96.94.3422.65.33.5+118.4
Health Care and Social Assistance297.93.86.4253.83.24.8+44.1
Arts and Recreation Services72.60.91.1123.21.51.6-50.6
Other Services73.70.91.658.90.71.5+14.8
Total industries7,808.0100.0100.07,950.3100.0100.0-142.3

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 City of Knox in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,653 million or 34.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($727 million or 9.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($583 million or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,963 million in total or 50.8% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Knox.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 34.0% in Manufacturing; 7.1% in Public Administration and Safety and 4.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Knox and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (5.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (6.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (3.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Knox decreased by $-142 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Knox were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$270 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$167 million)
  • Education and Training (+$118 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$77 million)

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