Kiama Municipality

Value added

In Kiama Municipality, Construction most productive industry, generating $114 million in 2021/22.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Kiama Municipality. 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 Kiama Municipality’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
Kiama Municipality2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing26.23.92.421.42.92.4+4.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4.
Wholesale Trade6.40.95.514.01.95.6-7.5
Retail Trade39.45.85.435.94.85.4+3.4
Accommodation and Food Services54.38.02.555.07.33.0-0.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20.13.05.727.33.66.7-7.2
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services39.45.812.630.74.112.7+8.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services41.86.24.533.74.54.6+8.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services67.59.911.1152.220.39.6-84.7
Administrative and Support Services39.
Public Administration and Safety44.06.55.431.74.25.2+12.3
Education and Training57.78.55.941.75.66.0+16.0
Health Care and Social Assistance68.410.18.646.06.17.3+22.5
Arts and Recreation Services12.21.80.812.51.70.9-0.3
Other Services17.62.61.717.22.32.1+0.3
Total industries679.3100.0100.0750.8100.0100.0-71.5

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 Kiama Municipality in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (114 million or 16.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (68 million or 10.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (67 million or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 250 million in total or 36.7% of the total value added by industry in the Kiama Municipality.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.6% in Construction; 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 11.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (16.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (5.8% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Accommodation and Food Services (8.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (0.9% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Kiama Municipality $decreased by -71 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Kiama Municipality were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$22 million)
  • Education and Training (+$16 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$12 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$9 million)

Kiama Municipal Council

economic profile