RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region


In the Limestone Coast region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,329 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing151.23.32.8128.52.93.7+22.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services96.62.12.6139.93.23.0-43.3
Wholesale Trade214.34.74.0197.84.53.6+16.5
Retail Trade162.33.52.5159.23.62.6+3.1
Accommodation and Food Services233.75.13.7209.44.83.4+24.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing265.65.86.2267.26.16.7-1.6
Information Media and Telecommunications156.83.43.7129.52.93.2+27.4
Financial and Insurance Services436.49.510.8378.98.69.0+57.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services21.20.50.817.90.40.7+3.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services265.15.86.5241.95.56.7+23.2
Administrative and Support Services107.02.32.391.22.12.1+15.8
Public Administration and Safety265.95.87.2273.16.27.9-7.2
Education and Training144.13.12.9192.14.43.0-48.0
Health Care and Social Assistance413.69.07.0316.37.25.3+97.3
Arts and Recreation Services124.52.72.0115.02.62.0+9.5
Other Services67.81.51.459.41.41.4+8.4
Total industries4,579.3100.0100.04,392.1100.0100.0+187.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Limestone Coast region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,329 million or 29.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($436 million or 9.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($414 million or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,179 million in total or 47.6% of the total imports by industry in the the Limestone Coast region.

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 the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (5.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (5.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (9.5% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Limestone Coast region increased by $187 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Limestone Coast region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$97 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$58 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$27 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$24 million)

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