The Hills Shire


In The Hills Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,220 million in 2020/21.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside The Hills Shire boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export 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 exports by industry sector
The Hills Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70.61.53.763.41.53.7+7.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services122.22.72.313.90.32.5+108.3
Wholesale Trade496.110.86.5470.911.25.9+25.2
Retail Trade757.816.52.4649.215.42.3+108.6
Accommodation and Food Services60.31.32.690.22.13.0-29.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing300.76.56.943.31.08.1+257.5
Information Media and Telecommunications95.82.16.454.31.35.3+41.5
Financial and Insurance Services147.73.216.0180.04.316.2-32.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services29.90.70.842.71.00.9-12.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services602.613.19.8687.216.38.7-84.6
Administrative and Support Services85.91.92.654.61.33.1+31.3
Public Administration and Safety16.
Education and Training62.
Health Care and Social Assistance315.76.94.4188.44.53.7+127.3
Arts and Recreation Services12.
Other Services69.71.51.594.92.31.5-25.2
Total industries4,591.5100.0100.04,209.9100.0100.0+381.6

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 exports by industry sectors in The Hills Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,220 million or 26.6%)
  • Retail Trade (758 million or 16.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (603 million or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,580 million in total or 56.2% of the total exports by industry in the The Hills Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 16.8% in Manufacturing; 2.4% in Retail Trade and 9.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (16.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (3.2% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (26.6% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (1.9% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in The Hills Shire $increased by 382 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$257 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$127 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$109 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$108 million)

The Hills Shire Council

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