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Paroo Shire


In the Paroo Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $36 million in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.87.54.910.86.14.8-2.0
Wholesale Trade7.05.93.312.26.93.2-5.2
Retail Trade2.
Accommodation and Food Services1.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services14.111.99.621.111.98.2-7.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.
Administrative and Support Services3.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training2.
Health Care and Social Assistance6.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services2.
Total industries118.1100.0100.0177.0100.0100.0-58.9

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

  • Manufacturing ($36 million or 30.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($14 million or 11.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($9 million or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $59 million in total or 50.1% of the total imports by industry in the the Paroo Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (30.3% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (2.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (5.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Paroo Shire decreased by $-59 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Paroo Shire were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (0$ million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (0$ million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-$1 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-$1 million)

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