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Bulloo Shire


In the Bulloo Shire, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $171 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Bulloo Shire 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
Bulloo Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing15.27.95.421.055.26.9-5.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade0.
Retail Trade0.
Accommodation and Food Services0.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing0.
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services0.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.
Administrative and Support Services0.
Public Administration and Safety4.
Education and Training0.
Health Care and Social Assistance0.
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services0.
Total industries191.8100.0100.038.1100.0100.0+153.7

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 the Bulloo Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($171 million or 89.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($15 million or 7.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($4 million or 2.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $190 million in total or 99.1% of the total imports by industry in the the Bulloo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 27.1% in Mining; 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 5.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (89.1% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (0.1% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (0.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Bulloo Shire increased by $154 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Bulloo Shire were for:

  • Mining (+$163 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$0 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$0 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$0 million)

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