City of Adelaide


In the City of Adelaide, Financial and Insurance Services had the largest total exports by industry, generating $4,868 million in 2020/21.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the City of Adelaide 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
City of Adelaide2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,330.55.76.01,752.08.76.3-421.5
Wholesale Trade269.41.26.0335.21.74.8-65.9
Retail Trade584.42.52.9587.22.93.5-2.8
Accommodation and Food Services1,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing425.41.84.2357.41.86.1+67.9
Information Media and Telecommunications1,868.68.03.41,300.86.52.6+567.8
Financial and Insurance Services4,868.120.98.04,169.720.77.7+698.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32.20.10.348.20.20.7-16.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,609.08.03.5+668.1
Administrative and Support Services227.71.01.1250.51.21.2-22.8
Public Administration and Safety3,307.714.28.42,983.814.87.5+324.0
Education and Training2,508.410.85.32,226.611.15.2+281.8
Health Care and Social Assistance3,412.414.79.42,402.311.97.9+1,010.1
Arts and Recreation Services375.71.60.7520.72.60.9-144.9
Other Services183.80.81.4248.41.21.7-64.5
Total industries23,286.3100.0100.020,108.8100.0100.0+3,177.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 exports by industry sectors in the City of Adelaide in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (4,868 million or 20.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,412 million or 14.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,308 million or 14.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,588 million in total or 49.8% of the total exports by industry in the the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 8.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; 9.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.4% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (0.3% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (20.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (14.2% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the City of Adelaide $increased by 3,177 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,010 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$698 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$668 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$568 million)

City of Adelaide

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