Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of 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 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. 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||2019/20||2012/13||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||South Australia||$m||%||South Australia||2012/13 - 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||14.3||0.1||5.2||15.6||0.1||6.3||-1.3|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,130.9||5.8||4.3||1,113.3||6.3||4.0||+17.6|
|Accommodation and Food Services||544.1||2.8||2.7||535.8||3.0||3.0||+8.3|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||325.9||1.7||4.5||366.6||2.1||5.0||-40.7|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,046.0||5.4||2.2||775.8||4.4||1.8||+270.2|
|Financial and Insurance Services||4,034.6||20.8||9.0||3,524.2||20.0||8.6||+510.4|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||666.8||3.4||2.8||622.9||3.5||2.7||+43.9|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,250.7||11.6||6.2||2,033.5||11.5||5.7||+217.3|
|Administrative and Support Services||733.1||3.8||3.3||695.8||3.9||3.4||+37.3|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,486.3||12.8||7.2||1,903.0||10.8||6.5||+583.4|
|Education and Training||1,480.4||7.6||6.9||1,487.5||8.4||7.1||-7.1|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,085.9||10.8||12.3||1,598.4||9.1||9.4||+487.5|
|Arts and Recreation Services||255.8||1.3||0.8||274.4||1.6||0.8||-18.6|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the City of Adelaide in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:
- Financial and Insurance Services (4,035 million or 20.8%)
- Public Administration and Safety (2,486 million or 12.8%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,251 million or 11.6%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 8,772 million in total or 45.3% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Adelaide.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in South Australia accounted for 9.0% in Financial and Insurance Services; 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety and 6.2% 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 (20.8% compared to 9.0%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Manufacturing (0.6% compared to 7.4%)
- A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (12.8% compared to 7.2%)
- A larger percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.6% compared to 6.2%)
The total value added by industry in the City of Adelaide $increased by 1,714 million between 2012/13 and 2019/20.
The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2012/13 and 2019/20 in the City of Adelaide were for:
- Public Administration and Safety (+$583 million)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+$510 million)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$488 million)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (+$270 million)