Ku-ring-gai Council area


In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,269 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing185.52.43.4186.72.43.8-1.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services334.54.33.1298.73.92.9+35.8
Wholesale Trade374.24.83.4316.14.13.6+58.1
Retail Trade435.35.52.0442.95.72.0-7.6
Accommodation and Food Services602.97.73.5759.69.85.5-156.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing490.06.28.3549.07.16.4-59.1
Information Media and Telecommunications327.74.24.2297.33.83.9+30.3
Financial and Insurance Services669.58.58.2637.28.28.0+32.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services88.51.10.730.00.40.8+58.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services119.81.56.4103.31.35.9+16.5
Administrative and Support Services119.71.51.679.01.01.5+40.7
Public Administration and Safety709.19.05.6542.97.04.5+166.1
Education and Training317.24.02.6266.83.42.2+50.4
Health Care and Social Assistance283.13.64.3233.83.03.8+49.3
Arts and Recreation Services211.92.71.4171.32.21.6+40.6
Other Services149.81.91.2124.41.61.1+25.4
Total industries7,868.7100.0100.07,743.2100.0100.0+125.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,269 million or 28.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($709 million or 9.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($669 million or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,647 million in total or 46.4% of the total imports by industry in the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (7.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (5.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Ku-ring-gai Council area increased by $125 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$166 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$59 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$58 million)
  • Education and Training (+$50 million)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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