City of Playford


In the City of Playford, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,005 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Playford 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 Playford2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing23.30.72.829.90.93.7-6.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services52.81.52.658.71.83.0-5.9
Wholesale Trade203.05.94.0178.85.53.6+24.2
Retail Trade51.61.52.527.70.82.6+23.9
Accommodation and Food Services75.12.23.748.31.53.4+26.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing162.24.76.2201.96.26.7-39.7
Information Media and Telecommunications140.14.03.7112.43.43.2+27.7
Financial and Insurance Services501.514.510.8392.812.09.0+108.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6.90.20.815.00.50.7-8.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services248.87.26.5285.48.76.7-36.7
Administrative and Support Services45.71.32.353.41.62.1-7.7
Public Administration and Safety361.810.47.2344.510.57.9+17.2
Education and Training160.54.62.9130.34.03.0+30.1
Health Care and Social Assistance213.26.17.0142.34.35.3+70.9
Arts and Recreation Services110.83.22.0113.93.52.0-3.1
Other Services8.60.21.414.70.41.4-6.1
Total industries3,469.1100.0100.03,270.8100.0100.0+198.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 City of Playford in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,005 million or 29.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($502 million or 14.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($362 million or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,868 million in total or 53.9% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Playford.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 29.9% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (14.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (5.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Playford increased by $198 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Playford were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$109 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$71 million)
  • Education and Training (+$30 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$28 million)

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