RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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In RDA BGLAP Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,144 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside RDA BGLAP Region 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
RDA BGLAP Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.22.43.4142.73.94.4-42.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services129.83.12.8114.03.12.5+15.7
Wholesale Trade164.14.03.5168.74.63.7-4.6
Retail Trade110.42.71.9114.03.12.0-3.6
Accommodation and Food Services184.94.53.4132.23.63.3+52.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing242.05.96.4194.55.46.4+47.5
Information Media and Telecommunications139.73.43.7109.73.03.4+30.0
Financial and Insurance Services386.99.410.4333.39.29.2+53.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services21.20.50.816.60.50.6+4.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services208.15.06.6179.84.96.8+28.3
Administrative and Support Services77.
Public Administration and Safety376.39.17.7357.19.87.9+19.2
Education and Training146.63.53.3146.64.03.5+0.0
Health Care and Social Assistance454.011.08.0288.98.05.7+165.1
Arts and Recreation Services87.12.11.977.62.12.0+9.4
Other Services54.
Total industries4,131.8100.0100.03,633.2100.0100.0+498.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 RDA BGLAP Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,144 million or 27.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($454 million or 11.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($387 million or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,985 million in total or 48.0% of the total imports by industry in the RDA BGLAP Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 30.0% in Manufacturing; 8.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (27.7% compared to 30.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (9.1% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in RDA BGLAP Region increased by $499 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in RDA BGLAP Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$167 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$165 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$53 million)

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