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Value added

In the West Coast Council area, Mining most productive industry, generating $382 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the West Coast Council area. 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 West Coast 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 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
West Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing19.32.912.123.34.310.6-3.9
Mining382.257.83.7401.574.64.9-19.3
Manufacturing3.90.66.97.01.38.1-3.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11.81.83.59.91.84.3+1.9
Construction165.925.17.817.73.36.7+148.3
Wholesale Trade2.00.33.52.80.53.8-0.9
Retail Trade5.00.85.45.81.15.4-0.8
Accommodation and Food Services10.51.63.010.92.03.0-0.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9.31.44.610.41.94.5-1.1
Information Media and Telecommunications5.00.84.22.80.53.6+2.1
Financial and Insurance Services4.20.66.53.40.66.7+0.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.60.42.01.00.21.8+1.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.70.33.41.00.23.3+0.6
Administrative and Support Services8.31.32.08.11.52.0+0.2
Public Administration and Safety6.91.06.67.91.57.3-1.1
Education and Training9.71.57.09.61.87.3+0.1
Health Care and Social Assistance7.71.214.68.61.613.5-0.9
Arts and Recreation Services2.40.41.22.60.51.2-0.2
Other Services2.90.41.94.00.72.0-1.0
Total industries661.2100.0100.0538.5100.0100.0+122.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 the West Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (382 million or 57.8%)
  • Construction (166 million or 25.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19 million or 2.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 567 million in total or 85.8% of the total value added by industry in the the West Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 3.7% in Mining; 7.8% in Construction and 12.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (57.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (25.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.2% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.9% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the West Coast Council area $increased by 123 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the West Coast Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$148 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$2 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$2 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$2 million)

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