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Paroo Shire


In the Paroo Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $42 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Paroo 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
Paroo Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9.15.83.710.45.33.1-1.4
Wholesale Trade5.
Retail Trade7.
Accommodation and Food Services12.98.22.913.76.93.0-0.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services18.111.510.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training5.
Health Care and Social Assistance13.
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services4.
Total industries157.0100.0100.0198.2100.0100.0-41.3

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

  • Manufacturing ($42 million or 26.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($18 million or 11.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($13 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $73 million in total or 46.4% of the total imports by industry in the the Paroo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services and 5.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (26.6% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (8.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.7% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.7% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Paroo Shire decreased by $-41 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$0 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$0 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (0$ million)

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