North Sydney Council area


In North Sydney Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,482 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside North Sydney 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
North Sydney Council area2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing300.03.43.9283.13.73.8+16.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services437.24.93.6394.35.13.9+42.9
Wholesale Trade379.94.33.8247.13.23.7+132.8
Retail Trade169.51.92.8167.02.22.4+2.6
Accommodation and Food Services160.81.82.7184.92.43.4-24.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,
Information Media and Telecommunications471.35.33.8329.54.33.6+141.8
Financial and Insurance Services384.44.39.5294.73.89.5+89.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services105.31.20.4118.31.50.6-13.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services664.97.56.4538.57.06.0+126.4
Administrative and Support Services310.33.51.8270.13.51.7+40.2
Public Administration and Safety85.11.06.565.30.85.5+19.8
Education and Training58.70.73.450.20.73.0+8.5
Health Care and Social Assistance278.73.15.0146.81.94.0+131.9
Arts and Recreation Services89.91.01.766.50.91.9+23.4
Other Services332.03.71.0193.82.51.1+138.2
Total industries8,906.5100.0100.07,719.0100.0100.0+1,187.4

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 North Sydney Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,482 million or 39.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($1,007 million or 11.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($665 million or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,154 million in total or 57.9% of the total imports by industry in the North Sydney Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 5.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (4.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (39.1% compared to 34.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in North Sydney Council area increased by $1,187 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in North Sydney Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$657 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$142 million)
  • Other Services (+$138 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$133 million)

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