City of Darwin

Value added

In City of Darwin, Public Administration and Safety most productive industry, generating $1,635 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in City of Darwin. 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 City of Darwin’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 Darwin2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Northern Territory$m%. Northern Territory2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74.50.94.0130.61.73.6-56.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services251.53.12.0321.84.22.1-70.3
Wholesale Trade377.74.73.6404.05.33.5-26.3
Retail Trade306.93.83.2382.55.03.4-75.6
Accommodation and Food Services280.23.52.7310.14.13.0-29.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing405.85.03.5453.35.94.3-47.5
Information Media and Telecommunications87.81.10.577.61.00.5+10.1
Financial and Insurance Services444.85.52.7389.55.12.6+55.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services244.53.01.5265.23.51.8-20.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services482.06.03.8427.45.63.9+54.6
Administrative and Support Services228.52.81.8224.02.92.1+4.5
Public Administration and Safety1,635.320.213.61,183.515.513.3+451.8
Education and Training504.46.25.6646.58.56.1-142.1
Health Care and Social Assistance1,093.913.59.2851.311.27.7+242.7
Arts and Recreation Services162.62.01.4183.22.41.3-20.6
Other Services232.42.92.2204.32.72.1+28.1
Total industries8,094.3100.0100.07,622.9100.0100.0+471.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 City of Darwin in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (1,635 million or 20.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,094 million or 13.5%)
  • Manufacturing (538 million or 6.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,267 million in total or 40.4% of the total value added by industry in the City of Darwin.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Northern Territory accounted for 13.6% in Public Administration and Safety; 9.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 4.3% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (4.8% compared to 28.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (20.2% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (13.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in City of Darwin $increased by 471 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in City of Darwin were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$452 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$243 million)
  • Mining (+$239 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$156 million)

City of Darwin

economic profile