Cowra Shire

Value added

In Cowra Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $141 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Cowra Shire. 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 Cowra Shire’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
Cowra Shire2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing141.425.02.5124.124.12.4+17.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11.
Wholesale Trade24.64.44.825.55.05.2-0.9
Retail Trade32.
Accommodation and Food Services23.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing22.
Information Media and Telecommunications4.
Financial and Insurance Services8.71.511.312.82.511.3-4.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14.42.610.513.52.69.5+0.9
Administrative and Support Services12.92.34.911.72.34.6+1.1
Public Administration and Safety26.
Education and Training31.85.65.634.76.75.6-3.0
Health Care and Social Assistance62.311.08.653.710.47.3+8.6
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services15.72.81.612.72.52.0+3.0
Total industries564.7100.0100.0515.2100.0100.0+49.5

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 Cowra Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (141 million or 25.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (62 million or 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (54 million or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 258 million in total or 45.7% of the total value added by industry in the Cowra Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.2% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Information Media and Telecommunications (0.7% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Cowra Shire $increased by 49 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Cowra Shire were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$17 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$11 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$9 million)
  • Construction (+$7 million)

Cowra Shire

economic profile