Wollongong City


In Wollongong City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $3,657 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Wollongong 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
Wollongong City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing296.22.93.9288.13.53.8+8.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services472.64.73.6325.24.03.9+147.5
Wholesale Trade575.55.73.8385.84.73.7+189.6
Retail Trade454.64.52.8307.93.82.4+146.7
Accommodation and Food Services265.22.62.7294.63.63.4-29.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing297.32.95.0397.64.97.4-100.3
Information Media and Telecommunications333.43.33.8309.73.83.6+23.7
Financial and Insurance Services684.26.89.5611.77.59.5+72.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28.00.30.433.50.40.6-5.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services425.74.26.4311.73.86.0+114.0
Administrative and Support Services144.21.41.886.21.11.7+58.0
Public Administration and Safety539.75.46.5417.45.15.5+122.3
Education and Training161.41.63.4115.81.43.0+45.5
Health Care and Social Assistance267.12.65.0167.22.04.0+99.8
Arts and Recreation Services148.81.51.7151.71.91.9-2.9
Other Services54.
Total industries10,081.1100.0100.08,168.0100.0100.0+1,913.0

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 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 Wollongong City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,657 million or 36.3%)
  • Mining ($1,276 million or 12.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($684 million or 6.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,617 million in total or 55.7% of the total imports by industry in the Wollongong City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 4.3% in Mining and 9.5% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (12.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (6.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Wollongong City increased by $1,913 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$669 million)
  • Mining (+$354 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$190 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$147 million)

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