Blacktown City

Value added

In Blacktown City, Transport, Postal and Warehousing most productive industry, generating $2,687 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Blacktown City. 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 Blacktown City’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
Blacktown City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing55.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services958.45.32.41,
Wholesale Trade2,089.311.75.31,555.810.65.2+533.5
Retail Trade1,,
Accommodation and Food Services262.91.52.6313.62.13.0-50.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,687.415.05.32,303.515.86.4+384.0
Information Media and Telecommunications200.81.13.7142.61.03.4+58.2
Financial and Insurance Services449.52.512.7386.92.613.3+62.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services382.52.14.6337.32.34.4+45.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services643.23.610.7395.32.78.9+247.9
Administrative and Support Services706.73.94.4566.83.94.7+139.9
Public Administration and Safety786.44.45.7571.33.95.4+215.1
Education and Training921.55.15.9863.35.96.0+58.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,420.77.98.5866.75.97.1+554.0
Arts and Recreation Services135.60.80.971.20.50.9+64.3
Other Services358.02.01.9368.22.52.1-10.2
Total industries17,924.2100.0100.014,621.8100.0100.0+3,302.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Blacktown City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,687 million or 15.0%)
  • Construction (2,506 million or 14.0%)
  • Manufacturing (2,131 million or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,324 million in total or 40.9% of the total value added by industry in the Blacktown City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 5.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 8.7% in Construction and 6.5% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (15.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (11.7% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Blacktown City $increased by 3,302 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Blacktown City were for:

  • Construction (+$579 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$554 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$534 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$384 million)

Blacktown City Council

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