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Value added

In the City of Adelaide, Financial and Insurance Services is the most productive industry, generating $4,005 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Adelaide. 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 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 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.

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Value added by industry sector
City of Adelaide - Constant prices2018/192012/13Change
Industry
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$m%South Australia%$m%South Australia%2012/13 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing29.40.26.334.50.26.7-5.1
Mining330.91.83.3423.02.54.3-92.1
Manufacturing105.10.67.2125.60.79.3-20.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,122.86.04.21,044.36.14.0+78.5
Construction792.24.28.51,093.36.48.3-301.1
Wholesale Trade314.71.75.2355.82.15.4-41.1
Retail Trade476.92.65.8420.22.55.5+56.6
Accommodation and Food Services559.13.03.0497.92.93.0+61.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing400.22.14.7336.62.05.0+63.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1,127.16.02.5873.35.12.1+253.8
Financial and Insurance Services4,005.121.49.03,347.819.78.6+657.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services624.33.32.8575.93.42.6+48.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,100.011.25.81,974.811.65.8+125.2
Administrative and Support Services683.13.73.2682.94.03.4+0.2
Public Administration and Safety2,202.011.86.61,861.410.96.3+340.6
Education and Training1,367.77.36.81,361.78.06.9+6.0
Health Care and Social Assistance1,983.010.611.91,567.19.29.7+415.8
Arts and Recreation Services239.51.30.7258.91.50.8-19.4
Other Services232.61.22.5201.21.22.4+31.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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

Value added by industry sector 2018/19
Value added by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 6.3% Mining, South Australia: 3.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 4.2% Construction, South Australia: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 5.2% Retail Trade, South Australia: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 9.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 6.6% Education and Training, South Australia: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 0.7% Other Services, South Australia: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 6.0% Construction, City of Adelaide: 4.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.7% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 6.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 21.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 11.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 11.8% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 1.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in City of Adelaide in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Financial and Insurance Services ($4,005 million or 21.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($2,202 million or 11.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($2,100 million or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,307 million in total or 44.4% of the total value added by industry in the City of Adelaide.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety; and 5.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (21.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Manufacturing (0.6% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 6.3%)

Change in value added by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2018/19
Change in value added by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -$5.1 million Mining, City of Adelaide: -$92.1 million Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -$20.5 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +$78.5 million Construction, City of Adelaide: -$301.1 million Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -$41.1 million Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +$56.6 million Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +$61.3 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +$63.7 million Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +$253.8 million Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +$657.4 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +$48.4 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +$125.2 million Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +$0.2 million Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +$340.6 million Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +$6.0 million Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +$415.8 million Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -$19.4 million Other Services, City of Adelaide: +$31.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Adelaide increased by 1,659.6 million between 2012/13 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2012/13 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for:

  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$657 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$416 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$341 million)
  • Construction (-$301 million)

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