Ku-ring-gai Council area

Value added

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $885 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing39.60.72.522.70.52.4+16.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27.
Wholesale Trade175.93.24.8209.34.35.2-33.4
Retail Trade317.95.85.1247.45.15.1+70.5
Accommodation and Food Services180.13.33.1127.12.62.9+53.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing189.73.46.0101.52.16.2+88.2
Information Media and Telecommunications149.12.74.485.81.83.3+63.3
Financial and Insurance Services434.57.911.3342.07.111.3+92.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services418.47.64.1389.28.14.4+29.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services862.415.610.5690.014.39.5+172.4
Administrative and Support Services209.53.84.9197.14.14.6+12.4
Public Administration and Safety113.92.15.2109.02.34.9+5.0
Education and Training586.310.65.6526.310.95.6+60.0
Health Care and Social Assistance884.916.08.6727.315.17.3+157.6
Arts and Recreation Services36.40.70.839.30.80.9-2.9
Other Services107.21.91.6120.72.52.0-13.5
Total industries5,519.1100.0100.04,814.2100.0100.0+704.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (885 million or 16.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (862 million or 15.6%)
  • Construction (638 million or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,385 million in total or 43.2% of the total value added by industry in the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Education and Training (10.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (0.1% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Ku-ring-gai Council area $increased by 705 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$172 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$158 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$93 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$88 million)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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