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Value added

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services most productive industry, generating $10,157 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the NSROC Region. 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 NSROC Region’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
NSROC Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing141.60.32.0184.00.42.5-42.5
Mining192.10.33.4246.00.53.7-54.0
Manufacturing2,910.65.16.12,880.15.77.2+30.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services843.01.52.4827.61.73.0+15.4
Construction4,943.88.78.94,865.19.78.4+78.8
Wholesale Trade4,109.37.34.83,848.17.74.5+261.2
Retail Trade2,583.34.65.12,207.34.45.2+376.1
Accommodation and Food Services1,286.62.33.11,115.22.23.0+171.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,371.02.45.81,333.92.76.4+37.0
Information Media and Telecommunications6,121.210.83.95,109.710.23.7+1,011.5
Financial and Insurance Services6,084.410.814.25,162.210.313.9+922.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,477.54.44.62,244.14.54.0+233.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,156.917.99.98,350.816.78.8+1,806.0
Administrative and Support Services2,661.34.74.62,451.94.94.4+209.4
Public Administration and Safety1,611.32.85.41,520.83.05.6+90.5
Education and Training2,968.35.25.32,598.45.25.4+369.8
Health Care and Social Assistance4,511.88.07.63,708.47.47.0+803.4
Arts and Recreation Services471.60.81.0416.80.80.9+54.8
Other Services1,139.92.02.11,028.82.12.2+111.2
Total industries56,585.3100.0100.050,099.3100.0100.0+6,486.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 NSROC Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10,157 million or 17.9%)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (6,121 million or 10.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (6,084 million or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 22,362 million in total or 39.5% of the total value added by industry in the the NSROC Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 9.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 3.9% in Information Media and Telecommunications and 14.2% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Information Media and Telecommunications (10.8% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (10.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the NSROC Region $increased by 6,486 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the NSROC Region were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1,806 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$1,012 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$922 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$803 million)

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