City of Perth


In the City of Perth, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $13,959 million in 2021/22.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the City of Perth boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
City of Perth2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing66.90.24.930.50.14.1+36.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services727.61.71.7880.52.61.9-152.9
Wholesale Trade287.70.72.9134.10.42.7+153.6
Retail Trade370.10.91.6440.61.31.5-70.5
Accommodation and Food Services371.20.90.7915.82.71.4-544.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications1,481.63.40.8848.12.50.8+633.5
Financial and Insurance Services6,708.915.42.74,887.814.52.5+1,821.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15.40.00.6124.90.40.8-109.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,570.215.13.04,604.913.73.0+1,965.2
Administrative and Support Services916.02.10.9464.31.40.5+451.6
Public Administration and Safety4,608.510.62.73,636.410.82.7+972.1
Education and Training1,,
Health Care and Social Assistance3,380.17.83.22,,208.6
Arts and Recreation Services159.20.40.6125.00.40.7+34.2
Other Services278.20.61.3239.80.71.0+38.4
Total industries43,455.3100.0100.033,709.3100.0100.0+9,746.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 exports by industry sectors in the City of Perth in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (13,959 million or 32.1%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (6,709 million or 15.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,570 million or 15.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,238 million in total or 62.7% of the total exports by industry in the the City of Perth.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 54.9% in Mining; 2.7% in Financial and Insurance Services and 3.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the City of Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (32.1% compared to 54.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (15.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.1% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the City of Perth $increased by 9,746 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Perth were for:

  • Mining (+$2,339 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1,965 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$1,821 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,209 million)

City of Perth

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