Rockhampton Regional Council area


In Rockhampton Regional Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,353 million in 2021/22.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Rockhampton Regional Council area 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
Rockhampton Regional Council area2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing95.72.55.3146.84.24.3-51.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.33.12.7119.53.42.9+0.8
Wholesale Trade118.03.03.497.22.83.6+20.8
Retail Trade39.31.01.730.40.91.4+8.9
Accommodation and Food Services61.21.61.768.22.02.4-7.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing179.24.64.1192.05.55.3-12.8
Information Media and Telecommunications204.25.23.9246.27.13.4-41.9
Financial and Insurance Services602.615.49.7436.512.58.9+166.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services19.90.50.512.90.40.6+7.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services460.611.87.7317.39.16.7+143.3
Administrative and Support Services60.71.61.853.71.51.5+7.0
Public Administration and Safety174.54.56.3143.34.15.8+31.1
Education and Training68.
Health Care and Social Assistance107.
Arts and Recreation Services72.
Other Services32.
Total industries3,904.8100.0100.03,491.6100.0100.0+413.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,353 million or 34.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($603 million or 15.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($461 million or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,417 million in total or 61.9% of the total imports by industry in the Rockhampton Regional Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.9% in Manufacturing; 9.7% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Rockhampton Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (15.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Rockhampton Regional Council area increased by $413 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Rockhampton Regional Council area were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$249 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$166 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$143 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$36 million)

Rockhampton Regional Council

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