City of Adelaide


In the City of Adelaide, Financial and Insurance Services had the largest total exports by industry, generating $4,557 million in 2018/19.

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 Adelaide2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. South Australia$m%. South Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11.30.19.415.90.111.1-4.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,552.37.56.41,433.88.04.7+118.5
Wholesale Trade235.51.15.5171.41.04.3+64.1
Retail Trade450.72.24.1495.02.74.2-44.2
Accommodation and Food Services805.93.92.4846.14.72.6-40.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing461.52.26.0330.11.86.9+131.4
Information Media and Telecommunications1,807.98.73.61,
Financial and Insurance Services4,556.922.08.43,805.321.17.3+751.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33.10.20.733.90.20.7-0.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,846.28.94.21,520.58.43.5+325.7
Administrative and Support Services174.50.81.1245.01.41.1-70.5
Public Administration and Safety2,965.014.37.23,
Education and Training2,,692.09.44.5+336.1
Health Care and Social Assistance2,880.213.99.62,110.411.77.2+769.8
Arts and Recreation Services375.21.80.8442.22.51.0-67.0
Other Services234.91.12.2228.91.31.9+6.0
Total industries20,756.3100.0100.018,028.6100.0100.0+2,727.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 exports by industry sectors in the City of Adelaide in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (4,557 million or 22.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (2,965 million or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,880 million or 13.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,402 million in total or 50.1% of the total exports by industry in the the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 8.4% in Financial and Insurance Services; 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (0.4% compared to 18.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (22.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Public Administration and Safety (14.3% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the City of Adelaide $increased by 2,728 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$770 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$752 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$512 million)
  • Education and Training (+$336 million)

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