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City of Mount Gambier


In the City of Mount Gambier, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $374 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Mount Gambier 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
City of Mount Gambier2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing42.73.72.843.13.83.7-0.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.41.12.625.62.33.0-13.2
Wholesale Trade52.
Retail Trade11.01.02.510.60.92.6+0.4
Accommodation and Food Services22.72.03.721.41.93.4+1.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing84.
Information Media and Telecommunications43.83.83.742.93.83.2+0.9
Financial and Insurance Services126.711.110.896.48.59.0+30.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services81.37.16.577.26.86.7+4.1
Administrative and Support Services27.72.42.317.31.52.1+10.5
Public Administration and Safety87.
Education and Training20.01.72.922.12.03.0-2.2
Health Care and Social Assistance63.
Arts and Recreation Services37.
Other Services4.
Total industries1,142.1100.0100.01,132.1100.0100.0+10.0

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 City of Mount Gambier in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($374 million or 32.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($127 million or 11.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($88 million or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $589 million in total or 51.6% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Mount Gambier.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 29.9% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the City of Mount Gambier and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (32.8% compared to 29.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Accommodation and Food Services (2.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (1.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (1.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Mount Gambier increased by $10 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Mount Gambier were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$30 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$10 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$10 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$4 million)

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