Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Adelaide. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.
By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Adelaide’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 get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.
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|Output by industry sector|
|City of Adelaide||2019/20||2014/15||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||South Australia||$m||%||South Australia||2014/15 - 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||31.8||0.1||5.1||41.2||0.1||7.2||-9.5|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,588.6||6.3||5.0||2,520.4||7.3||4.4||+68.2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,193.2||2.9||2.6||1,075.2||3.1||2.7||+117.9|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||819.4||2.0||4.7||786.1||2.3||5.2||+33.4|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||3,112.5||7.5||2.9||2,017.5||5.8||2.1||+1,095.0|
|Financial and Insurance Services||7,108.1||17.2||6.5||6,476.7||18.7||6.8||+631.4|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||3,520.8||8.5||6.8||3,207.9||9.2||6.6||+312.8|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||4,929.9||12.0||5.9||3,734.4||10.8||4.9||+1,195.5|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,320.3||3.2||2.7||1,206.4||3.5||2.8||+113.9|
|Public Administration and Safety||4,014.5||9.7||5.1||3,378.9||9.7||5.1||+635.6|
|Education and Training||2,352.6||5.7||4.5||1,930.9||5.6||4.1||+421.7|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||3,417.9||8.3||8.2||2,364.6||6.8||6.5||+1,053.3|
|Arts and Recreation Services||623.0||1.5||0.9||601.7||1.7||0.8||+21.3|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the City of Adelaide in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:
- Financial and Insurance Services ($7,108 million or 17.2%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($4,930 million or 12.0%)
- Public Administration and Safety ($4,014 million or 9.7%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $16,052 million in total or 38.9% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Adelaide.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 6.5% in Financial and Insurance Services; 5.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 5.1% in Public Administration and Safety.
The major differences between output by industries of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (17.2% compared to 6.5%)
- A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (0.8% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of output by Construction (6.2% compared to 14.0%)
- A larger percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.0% compared to 5.9%)
The total industry output in the City of Adelaide increased by $6,529 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.
The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Adelaide were for:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1,196 million)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (+$1,095 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,053 million)
- Public Administration and Safety (+$636 million)