RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region


In Mid North Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $429 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Mid North 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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing31.72.33.456.34.14.4-24.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services33.22.42.825.91.92.5+7.3
Wholesale Trade60.34.33.574.15.43.7-13.8
Retail Trade47.23.41.950.93.72.0-3.7
Accommodation and Food Services59.74.33.449.83.63.3+9.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing92.86.66.471.05.26.4+21.9
Information Media and Telecommunications40.72.93.735.82.63.4+4.9
Financial and Insurance Services112.28.010.4134.79.89.2-22.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services105.07.56.679.75.86.8+25.3
Administrative and Support Services30.
Public Administration and Safety93.16.67.794.36.97.9-1.2
Education and Training42.33.03.344.33.23.5-2.0
Health Care and Social Assistance124.
Arts and Recreation Services27.01.91.928.12.02.0-1.1
Other Services23.
Total industries1,401.1100.0100.01,369.6100.0100.0+31.5

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 Mid North Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($429 million or 30.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($124 million or 8.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($112 million or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $665 million in total or 47.5% of the total imports by industry in the Mid North Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 30.0% in Manufacturing; 8.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (8.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (3.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (6.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Mid North Region increased by $31 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Mid North Region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$34 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$25 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$22 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$22 million)

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