Limestone Coast region
In the Limestone Coast region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,311 million in 2017/18.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Limestone Coast region boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total imports by industry sector|
|Limestone Coast region - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||South Australia%||$m||%||South Australia%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||133.5||3.0||2.4||109.2||2.7||3.0||+24.3||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||120.7||2.7||2.9||152.4||3.8||3.9||-31.7||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||224.8||5.0||3.7||167.7||4.1||3.0||+57.1||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||297.2||6.6||6.3||306.3||7.6||7.2||-9.1||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||143.2||3.2||3.7||131.6||3.3||3.7||+11.6||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||402.6||9.0||10.4||290.0||7.2||8.7||+112.6||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||25.4||0.6||0.8||13.9||0.3||0.6||+11.5||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||255.6||5.7||7.0||226.3||5.6||6.6||+29.3||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||61.9||1.4||1.5||64.5||1.6||1.7||-2.7||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||239.7||5.3||7.3||278.1||6.9||8.3||-38.4||24400||P|
|Education and Training||161.8||3.6||2.7||190.3||4.7||3.1||-28.4||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||331.2||7.4||6.0||273.5||6.8||5.1||+57.7||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||119.2||2.7||2.1||118.5||2.9||2.1||+0.7||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Limestone Coast region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Manufacturing ($1,311 million or 29.2%)
- Financial and Insurance Services ($403 million or 9.0%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance ($331 million or 7.4%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $2,045 million in total or 45.5% of the total imports by total industry in the Limestone Coast region.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 32.2% in Manufacturing; 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services; and 6.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.
The major differences between total imports by industries in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (4.4% compared to 2.2%)
- A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (6.0% compared to 4.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (29.2% compared to 32.2%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 7.3%)
The total imports by industries in the Limestone Coast region increased by $443.5 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Limestone Coast region were for:
- Manufacturing (+$150 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$113 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$58 million)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+$57 million)