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Value added

In the Canberra Region, Public Administration and Safety is the most productive industry, generating $769 million in 2015/16.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Canberra Region. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Canberra Region’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysis section. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Canberra Region - Constant prices2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$m%NSW%$m%NSW%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing704.59.21.7743.110.22.1-38.6
Mining270.73.52.3168.82.32.1+102.0
Manufacturing506.96.67.1590.78.19.6-83.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services489.26.42.9470.86.53.2+18.4
Construction730.19.67.4707.49.76.6+22.7
Wholesale Trade208.92.75.3186.32.65.2+22.7
Retail Trade498.06.55.2461.56.35.0+36.5
Accommodation and Food Services470.56.23.3452.26.23.4+18.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing357.04.75.1300.24.15.2+56.8
Information Media and Telecommunications99.51.34.896.51.34.7+3.0
Financial and Insurance Services273.43.615.2260.33.614.2+13.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services255.23.34.2197.02.73.2+58.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services300.93.98.8303.04.28.6-2.2
Administrative and Support Services160.72.13.6169.62.33.8-8.8
Public Administration and Safety769.010.16.1777.210.76.2-8.2
Education and Training455.76.05.7446.56.16.1+9.1
Health Care and Social Assistance738.89.77.8594.48.27.2+144.3
Arts and Recreation Services156.92.11.2160.52.21.3-3.6
Other Services193.52.52.4186.62.62.4+6.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Value added by industry sector 2015/16
Value added by industry sector 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 1.7% Mining, NSW: 2.3% Manufacturing, NSW: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 2.9% Construction, NSW: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 5.3% Retail Trade, NSW: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 4.8% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 15.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 4.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.8% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 6.1% Education and Training, NSW: 5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 7.8% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.2% Other Services, NSW: 2.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: 9.2% Mining, Canberra Region: 3.5% Manufacturing, Canberra Region: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: 6.4% Construction, Canberra Region: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: 2.7% Retail Trade, Canberra Region: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: 3.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: 10.1% Education and Training, Canberra Region: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: 2.1% Other Services, Canberra Region: 2.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Canberra Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety ($769 million or 10.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($739 million or 9.7%)
  • Construction ($730 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,238 million in total or 29.3% of the total value added by industry in the Canberra Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW accounted for 6.1% in Public Administration and Safety; 7.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.4% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.2% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (10.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (3.6% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 8.8%)

Change in value added by industry sector, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in value added by industry sector, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: -$38.6 million Mining, Canberra Region: +$102.0 million Manufacturing, Canberra Region: -$83.7 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: +$18.4 million Construction, Canberra Region: +$22.7 million Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: +$22.7 million Retail Trade, Canberra Region: +$36.5 million Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: +$18.3 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: +$56.8 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: +$3.0 million Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: +$13.1 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: +$58.2 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: -$2.2 million Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: -$8.8 million Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: -$8.2 million Education and Training, Canberra Region: +$9.1 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: +$144.3 million Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: -$3.6 million Other Services, Canberra Region: +$6.9 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Canberra Region increased by 366.9 million between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Canberra Region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$144 million)
  • Mining (+$102 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$84 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$58 million)

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