MidCoast Council area

Value added

In the MidCoast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $565 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the MidCoast 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 the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing288.48.22.5249.37.62.4+39.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services66.01.92.0115.73.52.2-49.7
Wholesale Trade76.22.24.876.82.35.2-0.6
Retail Trade322.79.25.1309.49.45.1+13.4
Accommodation and Food Services203.75.83.1184.85.62.9+18.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing122.93.56.0132.94.06.2-10.0
Information Media and Telecommunications59.11.74.431.31.03.3+27.7
Financial and Insurance Services98.12.811.398.63.011.3-0.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services158.84.54.1155.84.74.4+3.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services170.44.910.5135.94.19.5+34.5
Administrative and Support Services158.64.54.9127.83.94.6+30.8
Public Administration and Safety144.44.15.2119.73.64.9+24.7
Education and Training238.66.85.6218.96.65.6+19.7
Health Care and Social Assistance564.716.18.6469.414.27.3+95.4
Arts and Recreation Services29.90.90.832.41.00.9-2.5
Other Services69.82.01.689.72.72.0-19.9
Total industries3,501.2100.0100.03,296.0100.0100.0+205.1

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 the MidCoast Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (565 million or 16.1%)
  • Construction (362 million or 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (323 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,250 million in total or 35.7% of the total value added by industry in the the MidCoast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Construction and 5.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the MidCoast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the MidCoast Council area $increased by 205 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$95 million)
  • Construction (+$55 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$39 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$35 million)

MidCoast Council

economic profile