Shire of Ashburton

Value added

In the Shire of Ashburton, Mining most productive industry, generating $35,409 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Shire of Ashburton. 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 Shire of Ashburton’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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.40.12.827.30.12.2+3.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27.70.11.330.40.11.4-2.7
Wholesale Trade42.30.12.735.60.12.2+6.8
Retail Trade7.40.02.715.20.02.7-7.8
Accommodation and Food Services52.00.11.489.70.21.5-37.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing41.20.13.592.80.23.4-51.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2.
Financial and Insurance Services1.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services58.40.21.942.70.11.7+15.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31.70.14.6292.00.74.5-260.4
Administrative and Support Services120.50.32.2138.00.31.9-17.5
Public Administration and Safety17.30.02.930.30.13.0-13.0
Education and Training10.50.02.816.10.02.9-5.6
Health Care and Social Assistance9.
Arts and Recreation Services1.
Other Services15.90.01.517.90.01.3-1.9
Total industries37,064.7100.0100.043,611.5100.0100.0-6,546.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the Shire of Ashburton in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (35,409 million or 95.5%)
  • Construction (834 million or 2.3%)
  • Manufacturing (350 million or 0.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 36,593 million in total or 98.7% of the total value added by industry in the the Shire of Ashburton.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 49.8% in Mining; 5.5% in Construction and 4.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Shire of Ashburton and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (95.5% compared to 49.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Shire of Ashburton $decreased by -6,547 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the Shire of Ashburton were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$258 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$16 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$7 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$3 million)

Shire of Ashburton

economic profile