City of Kingston

Value added

In the City of Kingston, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $2,030 million in 2019/20.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Kingston. 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 Kingston’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 Kingston2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing36.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services270.52.83.2343.73.93.4-73.2
Wholesale Trade1,,
Retail Trade828.48.75.5748.38.45.6+80.1
Accommodation and Food Services187.82.02.2188.82.12.4-1.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing541.45.75.3542.16.15.8-0.7
Information Media and Telecommunications175.01.83.3135.21.53.0+39.8
Financial and Insurance Services419.84.412.6369.54.212.0+50.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services275.92.93.1214.72.43.3+61.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services680.37.29.7473.85.38.1+206.5
Administrative and Support Services352.63.74.5315.33.64.0+37.2
Public Administration and Safety357.13.86.1312.33.55.7+44.8
Education and Training395.84.26.2370.54.26.5+25.3
Health Care and Social Assistance629.46.69.5528.46.08.4+101.0
Arts and Recreation Services91.
Other Services273.52.92.0266.63.02.2+6.9
Total industries9,511.5100.0100.08,876.4100.0100.0+635.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 the City of Kingston in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (2,030 million or 21.3%)
  • Wholesale Trade (1,225 million or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (828 million or 8.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,083 million in total or 42.9% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Kingston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 8.0% in Manufacturing; 5.0% in Wholesale Trade and 5.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (21.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (4.4% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (12.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (8.7% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Kingston $increased by 635 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Kingston were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$207 million)
  • Construction (+$180 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$101 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$80 million)

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