City of Cockburn

Value added

In the City of Cockburn, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $1,633 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Cockburn. 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 City of Cockburn’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

Current benchmark:
Comparison year:
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Value added by industry sector
City of Cockburn2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing145.21.72.865.20.92.2+80.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services460.45.51.3374.25.01.4+86.2
Wholesale Trade746.08.92.7534.17.12.2+211.9
Retail Trade444.65.32.7375.95.02.7+68.7
Accommodation and Food Services149.21.81.4128.01.71.5+21.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing633.47.53.5657.38.73.4-23.9
Information Media and Telecommunications38.40.50.831.40.40.8+7.0
Financial and Insurance Services181.72.23.3145.71.93.2+36.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services262.73.11.9168.52.21.7+94.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services476.15.74.6391.95.24.5+84.2
Administrative and Support Services253.23.02.2171.92.31.9+81.2
Public Administration and Safety366.24.32.9265.93.53.0+100.3
Education and Training339.94.02.8277.43.72.9+62.5
Health Care and Social Assistance534.66.35.0354.44.74.5+180.1
Arts and Recreation Services66.20.80.438.60.50.4+27.6
Other Services281.23.31.5178.62.41.3+102.6
Total industries8,420.1100.0100.07,523.4100.0100.0+896.8

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

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

  • Manufacturing (1,633 million or 19.4%)
  • Construction (795 million or 9.4%)
  • Wholesale Trade (746 million or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,174 million in total or 37.7% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Cockburn.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 4.5% in Manufacturing; 5.5% in Construction and 2.7% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the City of Cockburn and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (7.3% compared to 49.8%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (19.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (8.9% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.5% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Cockburn $increased by 897 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

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

  • Mining (+$239 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$212 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$180 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$105 million)

City of Cockburn

economic profile