Hilltops Council area

Value added

In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing most productive industry, generating $207 million in 2019/20.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Hilltops 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 Hilltops 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
Hilltops Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. NSW$m%. NSW2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing207.125.11.5246.331.02.4-39.2
Mining81.69.93.918.82.44.3+62.7
Manufacturing51.96.36.242.95.47.0+9.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14.41.72.521.82.72.7-7.4
Construction45.25.58.758.57.48.4-13.3
Wholesale Trade37.24.54.630.13.84.4+7.1
Retail Trade56.36.84.959.27.55.0-2.9
Accommodation and Food Services22.72.82.724.33.13.1-1.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing33.54.15.742.65.46.2-9.1
Information Media and Telecommunications3.70.43.52.40.33.3+1.3
Financial and Insurance Services38.54.714.137.64.714.2+0.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13.71.74.414.01.84.2-0.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services25.73.110.319.62.58.9+6.1
Administrative and Support Services13.81.74.716.12.04.6-2.3
Public Administration and Safety32.03.95.725.83.35.4+6.2
Education and Training55.66.75.947.86.05.9+7.8
Health Care and Social Assistance70.28.58.063.17.97.0+7.1
Arts and Recreation Services2.10.30.92.20.30.9-0.1
Other Services21.32.61.921.02.62.2+0.3
Total industries826.4100.0100.0793.9100.0100.0+32.5

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 Hilltops Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (207 million or 25.1%)
  • Mining (82 million or 9.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (70 million or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 359 million in total or 43.4% of the total value added by industry in the the Hilltops Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in NSW accounted for 1.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 3.9% in Mining and 8.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (4.7% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (9.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Hilltops Council area $increased by 32 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Hilltops Council area were for:

  • Mining (+$63 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$9 million)
  • Education and Training (+$8 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$7 million)

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