Willoughby City


In Willoughby City, Information Media and Telecommunications had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,247 million in 2018/19.

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 City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9.80.13.315.40.24.1-5.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services49.00.52.486.21.23.2-37.2
Wholesale Trade774.18.76.0840.911.35.6-66.8
Retail Trade841.69.43.0528.97.12.7+312.8
Accommodation and Food Services74.30.83.0130.61.82.8-56.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing206.32.38.2144.21.98.8+62.1
Information Media and Telecommunications2,246.725.26.31,783.324.05.6+463.4
Financial and Insurance Services556.96.216.8521.87.015.7+35.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services282.53.21.4205.62.80.7+76.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,
Administrative and Support Services93.21.02.8184.52.53.0-91.3
Public Administration and Safety94.91.14.566.30.95.0+28.6
Education and Training126.31.43.878.71.13.3+47.6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,383.715.54.1901.912.13.5+481.8
Arts and Recreation Services54.70.61.461.50.81.5-6.7
Other Services303.33.41.8243.53.31.7+59.7
Total industries8,923.4100.0100.07,426.6100.0100.0+1,496.8

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

  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($2,247 million or 25.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,384 million or 15.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($1,128 million or 12.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,759 million in total or 53.3% of the total imports by industry in the Willoughby City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 6.3% in Information Media and Telecommunications; 4.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Information Media and Telecommunications (25.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (6.2% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (6.9% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Willoughby City increased by $1,497 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$482 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$463 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$313 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$139 million)

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