Sutherland Shire


In Sutherland Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,350 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22.00.63.314.10.24.1+8.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services124.13.52.459.40.83.2+64.7
Wholesale Trade168.74.76.0136.91.95.6+31.8
Retail Trade340.99.53.0232.63.32.7+108.3
Accommodation and Food Services161.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing116.23.28.2108.61.58.8+7.6
Information Media and Telecommunications25.70.76.319.10.35.6+6.7
Financial and Insurance Services80.62.216.861.00.915.7+19.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.20.91.425.70.40.7+7.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services543.615.29.2499.47.17.5+44.2
Administrative and Support Services58.31.62.866.40.93.0-8.1
Public Administration and Safety25.90.74.526.10.45.0-0.2
Education and Training140.33.93.886.01.23.3+54.2
Health Care and Social Assistance82.
Arts and Recreation Services28.70.81.421.20.31.5+7.5
Other Services254.17.11.8130.51.91.7+123.6
Total industries3,586.7100.0100.07,037.3100.0100.0-3,450.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Sutherland Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,350 million or 37.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($544 million or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade ($341 million or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,235 million in total or 62.3% of the total imports by industry in the Sutherland Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 15.7% in Manufacturing; 9.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 3.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.6% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Retail Trade (9.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.2% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Sutherland Shire decreased by $-3,451 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Sutherland Shire were for:

  • Other Services (+$124 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$108 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$68 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$65 million)

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