Kempsey Shire

Value added

In Kempsey Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $172 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Kempsey Shire. 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 Kempsey Shire’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
Kempsey Shire2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing79.77.42.567.76.52.4+12.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27.
Wholesale Trade27.02.54.821.22.05.2+5.8
Retail Trade108.
Accommodation and Food Services60.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing46.
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services24.02.211.327.32.611.3-3.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services26.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services32.33.010.534.13.39.5-1.8
Administrative and Support Services62.75.84.954.85.24.6+7.9
Public Administration and Safety97.
Education and Training90.48.45.683.88.05.6+6.6
Health Care and Social Assistance172.315.98.6138.713.37.3+33.5
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services21.01.91.625.02.42.0-4.0
Total industries1,083.0100.0100.01,044.4100.0100.0+38.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Kempsey Shire in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (172 million or 15.9%)
  • Construction (122 million or 11.3%)
  • Retail Trade (108 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 403 million in total or 37.2% of the total value added by industry in the Kempsey Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Construction and 5.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Kempsey Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (10.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Kempsey Shire $increased by 39 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Kempsey Shire were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$34 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$19 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$16 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$12 million)

Kempsey Shire

economic profile