City of Cockburn

Value added

In the City of Cockburn, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $1,441 million in 2021/22.

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

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Value added by industry sector
City of Cockburn2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing100.21.32.571.11.02.1+29.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services466.86.11.5356.95.01.6+109.9
Wholesale Trade663.38.62.5477.46.62.3+185.9
Retail Trade448.35.83.0363.85.12.9+84.5
Accommodation and Food Services143.31.91.4133.01.81.5+10.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing640.78.33.3684.09.53.8-43.3
Information Media and Telecommunications50.50.70.926.80.40.8+23.7
Financial and Insurance Services175.42.33.4135.51.93.4+39.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services191.82.51.9152.02.11.8+39.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services445.85.84.8368.35.14.6+77.5
Administrative and Support Services248.63.22.3169.22.42.0+79.5
Public Administration and Safety341.24.43.1249.73.53.2+91.5
Education and Training307.44.02.9256.83.63.1+50.6
Health Care and Social Assistance481.56.25.1291.44.04.4+190.1
Arts and Recreation Services41.50.50.530.30.40.4+11.1
Other Services218.12.81.5164.82.31.4+53.4
Total industries7,714.9100.0100.07,197.2100.0100.0+517.7

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 the City of Cockburn in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,441 million or 18.7%)
  • Mining (679 million or 8.8%)
  • Wholesale Trade (663 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,783 million in total or 36.1% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Cockburn.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 4.6% in Manufacturing; 49.0% in Mining and 2.5% 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 (8.8% compared to 49.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (18.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (8.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.3% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Cockburn $increased by 518 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Cockburn were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$190 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$186 million)
  • Mining (+$184 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$111 million)

City of Cockburn

economic profile