Ku-ring-gai Council area


In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,156 million in 2021/22.

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 area2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing219.53.05.0168.02.44.1+51.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services301.84.13.5302.24.33.4-0.5
Wholesale Trade305.24.23.3277.73.93.6+27.5
Retail Trade450.96.22.2419.15.91.9+31.7
Accommodation and Food Services268.73.71.5492.26.92.9-223.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing507.66.95.4676.99.57.4-169.4
Information Media and Telecommunications336.44.64.2278.73.94.0+57.7
Financial and Insurance Services655.39.09.6621.18.78.9+34.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services24.40.30.513.10.20.6+11.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services104.01.46.688.41.26.3+15.6
Administrative and Support Services109.01.51.764.50.91.6+44.5
Public Administration and Safety730.410.06.8588.88.35.7+141.6
Education and Training366.45.03.5305.74.33.2+60.7
Health Care and Social Assistance318.94.44.9203.52.94.0+115.4
Arts and Recreation Services165.12.31.5156.72.21.5+8.4
Other Services145.52.01.1112.91.60.9+32.6
Total industries7,303.2100.0100.07,110.8100.0100.0+192.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,156 million or 29.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($730 million or 10.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($655 million or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,541 million in total or 48.5% 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 33.6% in Manufacturing; 6.8% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.6% 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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (29.5% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (6.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.0% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Ku-ring-gai Council area increased by $192 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$142 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$115 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$74 million)
  • Education and Training (+$61 million)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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