City of Perth


In the City of Perth, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,947 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Perth 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 Perth2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing212.71.41.8229.61.71.4-16.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services913.26.13.7591.64.33.1+321.6
Wholesale Trade726.74.83.4516.03.83.2+210.8
Retail Trade156.71.01.6156.11.11.6+0.6
Accommodation and Food Services365.92.42.6468.03.43.2-102.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,186.414.56.8984.77.24.8+1,201.7
Information Media and Telecommunications416.42.83.1239.01.72.2+177.5
Financial and Insurance Services704.24.79.0468.03.47.8+236.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services468.83.10.8425.13.11.1+43.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services934.66.27.9682.35.05.9+252.2
Administrative and Support Services453.23.01.5309.72.31.4+143.5
Public Administration and Safety98.90.74.569.20.53.3+29.7
Education and Training28.60.21.918.90.11.4+9.7
Health Care and Social Assistance51.00.34.539.30.33.3+11.7
Arts and Recreation Services48.50.30.885.60.61.0-37.1
Other Services494.93.31.8374.22.72.0+120.7
Total industries15,066.7100.0100.013,669.2100.0100.0+1,397.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 imports by industry sectors in the City of Perth in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,947 million or 39.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($2,186 million or 14.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($935 million or 6.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,068 million in total or 60.2% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Perth.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 26.7% in Manufacturing; 6.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 7.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (39.5% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (5.7% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (4.7% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Perth increased by $1,398 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the City of Perth were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,988 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$1,202 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$322 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$252 million)

City of Perth

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