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Value added

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services most productive industry, generating $12,255 million in 2020/21.

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 Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing129.70.22.1165.90.32.3-36.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services938.81.52.4906.11.62.6+32.7
Wholesale Trade4,401.27.05.35,422.79.85.2-1,021.5
Retail Trade2,907.94.65.42,511.44.55.2+396.5
Accommodation and Food Services1,,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,515.42.76.4-267.2
Information Media and Telecommunications6,,
Financial and Insurance Services6,649.810.612.75,294.49.613.3+1,355.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,,732.14.94.4+381.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,254.619.610.78,793.715.98.9+3,460.8
Administrative and Support Services2,831.54.54.42,726.94.94.7+104.6
Public Administration and Safety1,943.73.15.71,629.02.95.4+314.7
Education and Training3,582.25.75.93,
Health Care and Social Assistance5,,,118.3
Arts and Recreation Services498.50.80.9444.80.80.9+53.7
Other Services974.11.61.91,
Total industries62,591.8100.0100.055,399.4100.0100.0+7,192.4

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,255 million or 19.6%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (6,650 million or 10.6%)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (6,083 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 24,988 million in total or 39.9% of the total value added by industry in the the NSROC Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 10.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.7% in Financial and Insurance Services and 3.7% in Information Media and Telecommunications.

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 (19.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Information Media and Telecommunications (9.7% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the NSROC Region $increased by 7,192 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$3,461 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$1,355 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,118 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$802 million)

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