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In Clarence Valley Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $1,379 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Clarence Valley Council area. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Clarence Valley Council area’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 get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Clarence Valley Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing362.08.11.8287.28.22.9+74.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services209.84.72.8148.94.32.8+60.9
Wholesale Trade69.41.64.471.82.14.3-2.4
Retail Trade224.55.03.7219.76.33.9+4.7
Accommodation and Food Services165.23.72.8189.65.43.0-24.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing163.43.76.1201.15.85.9-37.7
Information Media and Telecommunications58.61.34.340.81.23.5+17.8
Financial and Insurance Services86.11.910.078.52.310.5+7.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services399.58.910.7348.010.010.7+51.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services134.33.09.0121.03.58.0+13.4
Administrative and Support Services91.52.03.5113.63.34.0-22.1
Public Administration and Safety254.95.73.9246.27.14.0+8.6
Education and Training173.23.93.7150.04.33.6+23.2
Health Care and Social Assistance300.46.75.2247.77.14.4+52.7
Arts and Recreation Services25.
Other Services76.41.71.776.82.21.8-0.4
Total industries4,473.4100.0100.03,485.9100.0100.0+987.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Clarence Valley Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($1,379 million or 30.8%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($399 million or 8.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($362 million or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,141 million in total or 47.9% of the total output by total industry in the Clarence Valley Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Construction; 10.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 1.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between output by industries of Clarence Valley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (30.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Clarence Valley Council area increased by $988 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Clarence Valley Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$806 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$75 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$61 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$53 million)

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