Willoughby City


In Willoughby City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,598 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Willoughby City 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
Willoughby City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing269.94.53.9254.44.93.8+15.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services199.23.33.6178.63.53.9+20.6
Wholesale Trade206.03.43.8106.42.13.7+99.6
Retail Trade97.81.62.865.11.32.4+32.7
Accommodation and Food Services208.83.52.7153.13.03.4+55.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing437.17.35.0638.512.47.4-201.4
Information Media and Telecommunications485.08.13.8308.36.03.6+176.7
Financial and Insurance Services199.63.39.5171.93.39.5+27.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28.90.50.438.50.70.6-9.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services289.04.86.4259.95.06.0+29.1
Administrative and Support Services104.31.71.8104.22.01.7+0.1
Public Administration and Safety271.04.56.5193.83.75.5+77.2
Education and Training190.53.23.4106.02.13.0+84.6
Health Care and Social Assistance98.
Arts and Recreation Services94.81.61.768.51.31.9+26.3
Other Services37.
Total industries5,990.8100.0100.05,167.5100.0100.0+823.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Willoughby City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,598 million or 43.4%)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($485 million or 8.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($437 million or 7.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,520 million in total or 58.8% of the total imports by industry in the Willoughby City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 3.8% in Information Media and Telecommunications and 5.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (43.4% compared to 34.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (3.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Information Media and Telecommunications (8.1% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Willoughby City increased by $823 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$453 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$177 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$100 million)
  • Education and Training (+$85 million)

Willoughby City Council

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