The Hills Shire


In The Hills Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,627 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside The Hills 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
The Hills Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing221.42.33.9211.22.43.8+10.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services379.43.93.6397.54.63.9-18.1
Wholesale Trade147.91.53.8102.31.23.7+45.6
Retail Trade142.71.52.8108.71.32.4+34.0
Accommodation and Food Services394.44.02.7393.84.53.4+0.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing284.82.95.0872.810.17.4-588.0
Information Media and Telecommunications267.12.73.8235.82.73.6+31.4
Financial and Insurance Services818.38.49.5693.58.09.5+124.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services38.90.40.466.20.80.6-27.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services420.34.36.4244.22.86.0+176.1
Administrative and Support Services222.82.31.8113.91.31.7+108.9
Public Administration and Safety1,027.410.56.5732.48.55.5+295.0
Education and Training602.76.23.4508.65.93.0+94.0
Health Care and Social Assistance554.45.75.0416.34.84.0+138.1
Arts and Recreation Services199.12.01.7156.91.81.9+42.2
Other Services87.
Total industries9,763.9100.0100.08,667.4100.0100.0+1,096.5

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 The Hills Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,627 million or 37.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,027 million or 10.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($818 million or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,472 million in total or 56.0% of the total imports by industry in the The Hills 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (6.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (37.1% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (1.5% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in The Hills Shire increased by $1,097 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$625 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$295 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$176 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$138 million)

The Hills Shire Council

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