City of Melville


In the City of Melville, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,722 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Melville 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 Melville2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing104.62.21.5142.22.91.8-37.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.25.43.9272.35.63.8-12.1
Wholesale Trade177.33.73.6112.12.33.0+65.1
Retail Trade43.30.91.841.30.81.7+2.0
Accommodation and Food Services194.84.02.6160.23.32.3+34.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing221.44.65.6405.28.35.8-183.8
Information Media and Telecommunications221.74.63.1216.84.42.8+4.9
Financial and Insurance Services541.011.29.0574.711.79.7-33.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services29.10.60.634.80.71.0-5.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services159.33.38.0144.73.08.0+14.6
Administrative and Support Services170.93.51.8127.22.61.8+43.8
Public Administration and Safety365.57.65.6322.96.65.0+42.6
Education and Training71.31.52.766.61.42.5+4.7
Health Care and Social Assistance204.44.26.0159.03.24.5+45.4
Arts and Recreation Services106.
Other Services28.00.61.630.80.61.9-2.8
Total industries4,831.3100.0100.04,902.6100.0100.0-71.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 Melville in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,722 million or 35.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($541 million or 11.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($366 million or 7.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,629 million in total or 54.4% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Melville.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 31.1% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Melville and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (4.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (35.6% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (11.2% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Melville decreased by $-71 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 Melville were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$122 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$65 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$45 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$44 million)

City of Melville

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