Northern Beaches Council area


In the Northern Beaches Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,774 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing532.44.13.8510.44.34.2+22.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services497.03.83.3532.64.53.2-35.6
Wholesale Trade196.41.54.0259.22.24.1-62.7
Retail Trade134.01.02.8153.11.32.8-19.1
Accommodation and Food Services834.96.53.5640.25.43.7+194.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,522.911.87.01,563.213.38.4-40.3
Information Media and Telecommunications446.93.54.4348.83.03.9+98.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,550.412.010.41,339.111.49.6+211.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services49.50.40.668.30.60.7-18.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services352.02.76.5301.42.65.8+50.7
Administrative and Support Services122.30.92.0116.01.01.9+6.3
Public Administration and Safety997.97.74.8970.78.35.4+27.2
Education and Training572.54.42.4444.93.82.8+127.7
Health Care and Social Assistance596.64.64.6497.64.23.5+99.0
Arts and Recreation Services116.70.91.8129.01.11.9-12.3
Other Services66.80.51.361.20.51.4+5.6
Total industries12,910.5100.0100.011,756.3100.0100.0+1,154.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Northern Beaches Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,774 million or 29.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,550 million or 12.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($1,523 million or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,848 million in total or 53.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Northern Beaches Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (29.2% compared to 32.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (6.5% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Northern Beaches Council area increased by $1,154 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$251 million)
  • Mining (+$250 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$211 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$195 million)

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