Liverpool City

Value added

In Liverpool City, Manufacturing most productive industry, generating $1,247 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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 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
Liverpool City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing200.61.92.1126.01.42.3+74.7
Mining4.90.02.65.50.13.1-0.6
Manufacturing1,247.111.86.51,182.013.36.9+65.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services239.52.32.4242.12.72.6-2.6
Construction1,230.911.78.71,026.511.68.8+204.3
Wholesale Trade1,093.410.45.3605.16.85.2+488.2
Retail Trade936.98.95.4603.66.85.2+333.4
Accommodation and Food Services271.52.62.6189.52.13.0+82.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing752.47.15.3867.19.86.4-114.8
Information Media and Telecommunications79.20.83.779.60.93.4-0.4
Financial and Insurance Services239.22.312.7223.12.513.3+16.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services290.22.84.6274.03.14.4+16.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services367.93.510.7281.83.28.9+86.0
Administrative and Support Services397.63.84.4405.84.64.7-8.1
Public Administration and Safety1,097.610.45.71,113.912.65.4-16.2
Education and Training673.16.45.9538.26.16.0+134.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,141.910.88.5863.59.77.1+278.4
Arts and Recreation Services75.40.70.943.20.50.9+32.2
Other Services209.82.01.9187.02.12.1+22.8
Total industries10,549.0100.0100.08,857.6100.0100.0+1,691.4

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 Liverpool City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,247 million or 11.8%)
  • Construction (1,231 million or 11.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,142 million or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,620 million in total or 34.3% of the total value added by industry in the Liverpool City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 6.5% in Manufacturing; 8.7% in Construction and 8.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (11.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Wholesale Trade (10.4% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Liverpool City $increased by 1,691 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Liverpool City were for:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$488 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$333 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$278 million)
  • Construction (+$204 million)

Liverpool City Council

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