Sutherland Shire


In Sutherland Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $4,751 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing470.83.53.9450.73.53.8+20.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services552.84.13.6574.74.53.9-22.0
Wholesale Trade291.52.23.8513.74.03.7-222.2
Retail Trade330.72.42.8190.91.52.4+139.8
Accommodation and Food Services444.33.32.7469.93.63.4-25.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing528.03.95.0852.96.67.4-325.0
Information Media and Telecommunications549.44.13.8538.74.23.6+10.7
Financial and Insurance Services1,
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services34.90.30.446.30.40.6-11.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services594.64.46.4596.44.66.0-1.8
Administrative and Support Services177.31.31.893.60.71.7+83.7
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training762.65.63.4573.54.43.0+189.0
Health Care and Social Assistance657.14.95.0533.44.14.0+123.7
Arts and Recreation Services255.11.91.7199.81.51.9+55.3
Other Services58.
Total industries13,518.9100.0100.012,902.5100.0100.0+616.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 Sutherland Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($4,751 million or 35.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,133 million or 8.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,080 million or 8.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,963 million in total or 51.5% of the total imports by industry in the Sutherland Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 6.5% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.5% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (5.6% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (6.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (8.4% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Sutherland Shire increased by $616 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Sutherland Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$430 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$221 million)
  • Education and Training (+$189 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$141 million)

Sutherland Shire Council

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