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Light Regional Council


In Light Regional Council, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $264 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17.11.62.819.62.43.7-2.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services36.13.32.638.54.73.0-2.4
Wholesale Trade44.
Retail Trade41.63.82.535.14.32.6+6.6
Accommodation and Food Services60.05.53.742.65.23.4+17.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing65.
Information Media and Telecommunications27.02.53.718.82.33.2+8.2
Financial and Insurance Services135.812.610.889.110.89.0+46.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services55.35.16.545.25.56.7+10.1
Administrative and Support Services30.62.82.323.92.92.1+6.7
Public Administration and Safety79.
Education and Training25.52.42.915.31.93.0+10.2
Health Care and Social Assistance115.610.
Arts and Recreation Services28.
Other Services15.
Total industries1,081.7100.0100.0824.0100.0100.0+257.7

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 imports by industry sectors in Light Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($264 million or 24.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($136 million or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($116 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $515 million in total or 47.7% of the total imports by industry in the Light Regional Council.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 29.9% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (24.4% compared to 29.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (5.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (12.6% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Light Regional Council increased by $258 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$58 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$55 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$47 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$18 million)

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