In the Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the most productive industry, generating $382 million in 2018/19.
Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Lismore City. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.
By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Lismore City’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.
To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysis section. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Value added by industry sector|
|Lismore City - Constant prices||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Northern Rivers%||$m||%||Northern Rivers%||2013/14 to 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||72.4||3.8||4.6||125.7||7.1||7.8||-53.3||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||47.7||2.5||2.7||47.3||2.7||3.2||+0.4||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||62.2||3.3||5.4||58.5||3.3||5.5||+3.7||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||51.2||2.7||3.4||60.7||3.4||4.2||-9.5||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||36.3||1.9||1.4||42.2||2.4||1.6||-5.9||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||119.2||6.3||4.3||102.8||5.8||4.3||+16.3||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||94.7||5.0||5.8||50.3||2.9||4.5||+44.4||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||91.7||4.9||4.6||87.3||5.0||5.0||+4.4||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||79.3||4.2||4.4||69.3||3.9||4.2||+10.0||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||150.2||8.0||6.3||117.0||6.6||5.9||+33.3||24400||P|
|Education and Training||202.6||10.7||7.3||215.0||12.2||8.1||-12.4||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||381.9||20.2||13.7||317.1||18.0||13.0||+64.8||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||11.1||0.6||1.2||8.3||0.5||0.8||+2.8||24700||P|
The Northern Rivers region comprises the following 7 LGAs: Ballina (A), Byron (A), Clarence Valley (A), Kyogle (A), Lismore (C), Richmond Valley (A) & Tweed (A).
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more
An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Lismore City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance ($382 million or 20.2%)
- Education and Training ($203 million or 10.7%)
- Retail Trade ($154 million or 8.1%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $738 million in total or 39.1% of the total value added by industry in the Lismore City.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Northern Rivers accounted for 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.3% in Education and Training; and 8.5% in Retail Trade.
The major differences between the value added by industries of the Lismore City and Northern Rivers were:
- A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (20.2% compared to 13.7%)
- A larger percentage of value added by Education and Training (10.7% compared to 7.3%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Construction (6.5% compared to 12.3%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Accommodation and Food Services (3.3% compared to 5.4%)
The total value added by industry in the Lismore City increased by 128.2 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Lismore City were for:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+$65 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-$53 million)