Ballina Shire

Value added

In Ballina Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $323 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Ballina Shire. 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 Ballina Shire’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
Ballina Shire2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing166.97.32.5122.06.62.4+44.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services44.
Wholesale Trade67.63.04.874.64.05.2-7.0
Retail Trade222.09.75.1151.18.15.1+70.9
Accommodation and Food Services142.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing65.
Information Media and Telecommunications30.51.34.420.71.13.3+9.8
Financial and Insurance Services79.13.511.376.84.111.3+2.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services94.94.24.1109.35.94.4-14.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services164.47.210.5133.07.19.5+31.5
Administrative and Support Services120.05.34.970.23.84.6+49.8
Public Administration and Safety99.
Education and Training175.47.75.6151.38.15.6+24.1
Health Care and Social Assistance323.114.28.6242.013.07.3+81.1
Arts and Recreation Services18.40.80.819.71.10.9-1.4
Other Services71.53.11.643.12.32.0+28.4
Total industries2,281.9100.0100.01,861.3100.0100.0+420.6

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 Ballina Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (323 million or 14.2%)
  • Construction (225 million or 9.9%)
  • Retail Trade (222 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 771 million in total or 33.8% of the total value added by industry in the Ballina Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Construction and 5.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (3.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (14.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (9.7% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Ballina Shire $increased by 421 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$81 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$71 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$50 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$45 million)

Ballina Shire Council

economic profile