Ku-ring-gai Council area

Value added

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $877 million in 2020/21.

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 area2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9.50.22.413.10.32.6-3.6
Wholesale Trade192.54.25.3226.95.45.2-34.4
Retail Trade172.93.85.4200.24.75.2-27.3
Accommodation and Food Services83.21.82.6112.42.73.0-29.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing72.31.65.393.22.26.4-20.9
Information Media and Telecommunications64.11.43.777.01.83.4-12.9
Financial and Insurance Services335.67.412.7319.67.513.3+16.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services347.77.74.6383.69.14.4-35.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services553.612.210.7539.612.78.9+14.1
Administrative and Support Services150.13.34.4185.64.44.7-35.6
Public Administration and Safety92.82.05.795.22.25.4-2.3
Education and Training591.513.05.9475.511.26.0+116.0
Health Care and Social Assistance876.719.38.5628.814.97.1+247.9
Arts and Recreation Services29.90.70.930.60.70.9-0.7
Other Services97.92.21.9119.72.82.1-21.8
Total industries4,532.5100.0100.04,232.9100.0100.0+299.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (877 million or 19.3%)
  • Construction (706 million or 15.6%)
  • Education and Training (591 million or 13.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,175 million in total or 48.0% 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 8.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Construction and 5.9% in Education and Training.

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 (19.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Education and Training (13.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (15.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (7.4% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Ku-ring-gai Council area $increased by 300 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$248 million)
  • Education and Training (+$116 million)
  • Construction (+$104 million)
  • Mining (+$18 million)

Ku-ring-gai Council

economic profile