City of Greater Geelong

Value added

In the City of Greater Geelong, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $1,745 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Greater Geelong. 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 Greater Geelong’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 Greater Geelong2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing174.81.42.6181.31.82.9-6.5
Mining99.90.81.2106.11.01.5-6.2
Manufacturing1,245.110.27.81,220.112.09.1+25.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services439.23.63.2464.44.63.5-25.2
Construction1,671.113.79.11,236.612.29.0+434.6
Wholesale Trade418.13.46.0364.53.65.9+53.6
Retail Trade894.47.45.7841.58.35.8+52.9
Accommodation and Food Services253.82.12.0269.32.72.3-15.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing438.53.65.1453.54.56.0-15.0
Information Media and Telecommunications130.61.13.4125.61.23.0+5.0
Financial and Insurance Services699.25.811.3541.35.311.1+157.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services284.62.33.1284.72.83.3-0.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services656.85.49.8538.15.38.5+118.7
Administrative and Support Services366.33.04.2314.63.14.1+51.8
Public Administration and Safety1,096.99.06.3584.95.85.6+512.0
Education and Training1,204.89.96.5936.19.26.4+268.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,744.614.39.81,333.613.28.5+411.0
Arts and Recreation Services87.20.71.2101.31.01.3-14.1
Other Services251.72.11.8243.32.42.1+8.4
Total industries12,157.5100.0100.010,140.9100.0100.0+2,016.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Greater Geelong in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,745 million or 14.3%)
  • Construction (1,671 million or 13.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,245 million or 10.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,661 million in total or 38.3% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Greater Geelong.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 9.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Construction and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the City of Greater Geelong and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (5.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (13.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (14.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Greater Geelong $increased by 2,017 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$512 million)
  • Construction (+$435 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$411 million)
  • Education and Training (+$269 million)

City of Greater Geelong

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