Inner West Council area

Value added

In the Inner West Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $781 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Inner West 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 Inner West 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Inner West Council area2018/192016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20.80.32.018.70.22.4+2.1
Mining3.20.03.42.20.03.5+1.0
Manufacturing594.37.56.1612.67.66.3-18.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.20.32.416.10.22.4+4.2
Construction723.79.18.9764.29.58.8-40.6
Wholesale Trade517.16.54.8542.06.75.0-24.9
Retail Trade582.57.35.1587.27.35.1-4.7
Accommodation and Food Services408.95.13.1366.84.53.1+42.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing449.95.65.8447.15.56.1+2.8
Information Media and Telecommunications261.43.33.9259.93.23.9+1.5
Financial and Insurance Services505.16.314.2505.26.314.0-0.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services480.86.04.6509.36.34.6-28.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services771.19.79.9813.410.19.4-42.3
Administrative and Support Services426.85.44.6433.15.44.4-6.3
Public Administration and Safety521.46.55.4540.16.75.3-18.7
Education and Training514.06.55.3473.65.95.4+40.4
Health Care and Social Assistance781.29.87.6806.110.07.2-24.9
Arts and Recreation Services84.71.11.081.71.00.9+2.9
Other Services299.43.82.1282.43.52.0+17.1
Total industries7,966.4100.0100.08,061.6100.0100.0-95.1

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 Inner West Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (781 million or 9.8%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (771 million or 9.7%)
  • Construction (724 million or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,276 million in total or 28.6% of the total value added by industry in the the Inner West Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 7.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.9% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (6.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (0.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (7.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Inner West Council area $decreased by -95 million between 2016/17 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2016/17 and 2018/19 in the Inner West Council area were for:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$42 million)
  • Education and Training (+$40 million)
  • Other Services (+$17 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$4 million)

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