Wollongong City


In Wollongong City, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $3,761 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Wollongong City 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
Wollongong City2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services273.92.52.399.81.22.1+174.0
Wholesale Trade227.32.15.0140.01.76.0+87.4
Retail Trade102.70.92.395.71.22.2+7.0
Accommodation and Food Services111.21.02.489.21.12.4+22.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing818.37.410.4807.510.09.6+10.8
Information Media and Telecommunications28.50.36.730.50.45.1-1.9
Financial and Insurance Services112.81.014.5233.52.914.2-120.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services52.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services150.71.410.0131.01.69.1+19.7
Administrative and Support Services323.02.92.6156.91.92.4+166.1
Public Administration and Safety54.90.54.543.60.54.0+11.3
Education and Training779.47.03.8838.810.44.9-59.3
Health Care and Social Assistance758.26.94.2350.54.33.3+407.7
Arts and Recreation Services16.
Other Services56.90.50.9189.92.31.5-133.0
Total industries11,067.7100.0100.08,098.2100.0100.0+2,969.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 Wollongong City in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (3,761 million or 34.0%)
  • Mining (3,395 million or 30.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (818 million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,974 million in total or 72.0% of the total exports by industry in the Wollongong City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 14.3% in Manufacturing; 9.4% in Mining and 10.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (30.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (34.0% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.4% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Wollongong City $increased by 2,970 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Wollongong City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,565 million)
  • Mining (+$799 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$408 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$174 million)

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