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Value added

In Broken Hill City, Mining most productive industry, generating $267 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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
Broken Hill City2018/192012/13Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2012/13 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services61.17.02.461.47.33.2-0.3
Wholesale Trade14.81.74.817.22.04.6-2.4
Retail Trade50.
Accommodation and Food Services36.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing32.73.85.825.83.16.8+6.9
Information Media and Telecommunications14.
Financial and Insurance Services13.41.514.220.22.413.7-6.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.60.14.610.41.23.8-9.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13.01.59.911.71.48.8+1.3
Administrative and Support Services20.32.34.621.32.54.3-1.0
Public Administration and Safety61.47.15.454.76.55.6+6.6
Education and Training52.56.05.347.85.75.5+4.7
Health Care and Social Assistance111.312.87.689.310.66.8+22.1
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services22.
Total industries868.5100.0100.0841.0100.0100.0+27.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 Broken Hill City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (267 million or 30.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (111 million or 12.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (61 million or 7.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 439 million in total or 50.6% of the total value added by industry in the Broken Hill City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 3.4% in Mining; 7.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.4% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (30.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (12.8% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Broken Hill City $increased by 28 million between 2012/13 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$22 million)
  • Mining (+$8 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$7 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$7 million)

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