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Light Regional Council


In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $487 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing163.221.69.4248.136.711.1-84.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5.
Wholesale Trade15.
Retail Trade8.
Accommodation and Food Services9.11.22.411.11.62.6-1.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.
Information Media and Telecommunications2.
Financial and Insurance Services0.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety0.
Education and Training29.13.95.420.33.04.5+8.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services1.
Total industries754.1100.0100.0675.4100.0100.0+78.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 exports by industry sectors in Light Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (487 million or 64.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (163 million or 21.6%)
  • Education and Training (29 million or 3.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 679 million in total or 90.1% of the total exports by industry in the Light Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 18.6% in Manufacturing; 9.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 5.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (64.6% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (0.1% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Light Regional Council $increased by 79 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Light Regional Council were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$173 million)
  • Education and Training (+$9 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$7 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$5 million)

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